Since entering the publishing field after college, I have had the opportunity to learn a variety of skills. While most of my experience has been in academic and scientific editing, I also have experience in the following areas:

  • fiction editing
  • writing: professional/business, technical, scientific, creative
  • indexing
  • page layout
  • graphic design
  • logo design
  • website design
  • web content creation and organization
  • web and social media updates
  • newsletter creation and distribution
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • blogging

I love to learn, especially when technology is involved. Can you tell?

The breadth of my experience allows me to see projects from a top-level viewpoint in addition to focusing on minute details and imperfections, a skill that past employers and clients have found valuable.

But at the heart of my work is the message – the words. Which is why I selected Words Copyediting as the name of my freelance company. Words have been my passion as long as I can remember. I am always reading at least one book, and have been known to read the backs of food packages while I eat. I watch movies with the subtitles on. I study grammar and linguistics for fun. I am a word geek.

Much as I love the minutiae of writing, though, I believe that there is more to editing than nitpicky rules and customs. I am a dedicated reader advocate; my business is making sure the message you are conveying is understood by the reader.

If you’d like my help with your latest project, send me an email. I’ll help you find – and refine – your words.

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