Most Recent Work:
(as a freelance proofreader/editor for Word One New York)
- Machine Learning for Time Series Forecasting with Python (Nov 2020) by Francesca Lazzeri
- Professional C++, 5th Ed. (2021) by Marc Gregoire
- Ubuntu Linux Bible (2021, v19.10) by Christopher Negus and David Clinton
- Powershell 7 for IT Pros (Dec 2020) by Thomas Lee
- Blum Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible, 4th Ed. (Jan 2021) by Richard Blum
- Proofreading Spotify content (website and in-app)
jammy & complex
Hablo español. Je parle français. Ich spreche deutsch. Io parlo italiano. Я говорю по-русски.
I’m an editor and proofreader with strong technical chops. My background is in web development and training, IT support, and database management. (I actually did my first bit of programming when I was around eight years old, creating “Mr Bojangles” in BASIC on a Texas Instruments computer.)
These days, I do things like reformat my old MacBook to teach myself Linux and act as everyone’s “tech girl Friday” by fixing websites, rebuilding SQL databases, finding solutions to obscure tech issues, writing Knowledge Base articles, managing websites, and just about anything anyone needs with Photoshop.
As an editor, I’ve proofed a growing list of books on such topics as Linux, Professional C++, and time series forecasting methods in Python. I’ve also written “how-to” blog posts for companies that offer cloud-based analytics—as a former tech trainer, I’m especially good at explaining technical concepts to the layperson.
I don’t *only* work with technical content, however. I’ve also edited nonfiction books, bilingual (French/English) product packaging, online content (newsletters, blog posts, and the like), and academic writing. I’ve followed two nonfiction books from manuscript to published product on Amazon KDP and Ingram Spark by creating professional book layouts (with Adobe InDesign) after editing.
Lastly, I’m a former psych and neuro major who, after years of confusion and misdiagnoses, was finally diagnosed correctly with ADHD. This diagnosis and treatment has genuinely changed my life, so I make it a point to talk about the experience to educate others and dispel all the damaging myths floating around.
Life with ADHD
I don’t know how many months it’s been since I started taking meds for ADHD… six months, maybe? More? But even through the tritation period, it was like someone hit a master switch in my brain, and everything’s been whirring along happily ever since. I! Could! Get! Shit! Done! Even when I didn’t want to!…
I didn’t come to despise school until middle and high school; my feelings about elementary school were just kind of… meh. It’s a shame, because I remember how over-the-moon excited I was to start going to school. At the time, I wasn’t cognizant of the fact that I was excited about learning, but there it…
Technology’s been a pretty big part of my life for as long as I can remember. My mother was a speed typist and worked in data entry, and I loved to imitate her typing when she sometimes had to take me to work with her. (I wound up “inheriting” her typing skills with well over…