I'm not your typical copy editor; I don't judge your work or try to change your voice. I don’t tell you what to do or how to write. I give suggestions and offer solutions, but it's your voice that comes through.
My role is to work with you and support you. Unlike some other editors, my feedback and comments are constructive, and they're always kind, never curt. It can be a vulnerable position to share your personal work and ideas with others, and I'm sensitive to that.
Whatever your topic, I improve drafts, reshaping and smoothing them into a piece you can publish, submit, or simply keep for yourself and enjoy.
I am an intuitive editor with integrity, am fun to work with, and I have fast turnaround times with correct, credible, enhanced, and reliable copy.
A love for the written word is in my blood. My parents owned a printing shop when I was a child, where after school I spent time excitedly watching large printing presses go to work creating a variety of material for local businesses. The sounds, smells, and sights of the presses, inks, and letter blocks were fascinating But what I really enjoyed was using the old-fashioned typewriter to explore my own writing, and I soon began asking endless questions about spelling and grammar. Weekends were often filled with Scrabble games and word puzzles, and I continued writing throughout elementary, middle, and high school.
My love for words and fascination with etymology led me to study journalism during my undergraduate program. After being offered an impossible-to-pass-up opportunity in a different field, I turned toward a different path, following my love of animals and wildlife conservation. Sixteen years later, I followed another passion of mine: music. Serendipitously, both paths brought me full circle when, after more than 30 years in the corporate world, I realized I wanted to use my knowledge and experience to help others in the best way I know how. I made the change from being just a number in ant farm to working for myself and reclaiming my position as a word nerd in order to help others succeed.
So, I set out on my own to earn a specialized certificate in copyediting from UCSD and a Master of Arts in English with an Emphasis in Education from GCU. I have turned my love for writing into a business where I can pursue my mission and passion of transforming writers into authors.
I have current and fresh experience editing and proofreading for nonfiction books, articles, manuals, academic and research papers, business documents, and online content. My specialty is nonfiction, but I work in many genres.
I can help you with memoirs, short stories, spirituality, academic and research papers, self-help books, how-to books, blogs, articles, business documents, and more. I have a particular interest in writers who have a goal of making a difference through telling their stories or sharing their knowledge with others.
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Academic Writing & Editing
Composing and editing a wide variety of academic papers including theses, dissertations, reports, statements of purpose, and research proposals.
Website Writing & Editing
Website I fully created, designed, wrote & edited (including video, posters, and infographics) as part of my master's program.
Composing back cover and online listing texts for a variety of fiction and nonfiction books.
Writing engaging, high-quality online articles for several brands, ensuring high scores in readability and SEO.