Nikki Hegstrom

Copy Editing & Line Editing | Proofreading | Fact-Checking | SEO | Translation and ESL Editing | WordPress Site Development

Member of: NW Translators & Interpreters Society |  ACES Society for Editing | NW Editor’s Guild
Language Proficiency: Spanish DELE C1 exam and French DELF C1 in early 2020.

After working as a web developer and trainer for nearly twenty years, I recently decided to take the leap and pursue my passions: languages and writing. I completed the University of Washington editing certification program with the intention of making myself a better translator, but I immediately fell in love with the process of editing.

I have experience editing nonfiction, fiction, email newsletters, promotional content, product packaging, and a cookbook. I love (and also have experience with) creating style guides, proofreading, and fact-checking. I’m currently an editor for the nonprofit group GHF. A lifetime ago, I lived in Prague, Czech Republic for three years teaching EFL/ESL (English as a foreign/second language) to professional adults and editing for nonnative English speakers.

For more detail on the type of editing I do, click here. For information on language work (translation, ESL editing, etc), you can find that here. For random posts about what I’m reading, thoughts on editing, language, and travels, feel free to keep scrolling down to the (sort of) blog.


machine translation
Spanish and French to English translation
C1: Spanish, French
B1: German
Beginner/Conversational: Czech, Russian, Italian, Portuguese

ESL/EFL (English as a Second/Foreign Language) Instruction


Chicago Manual of Style / APA / MLA
editing (copy editing, line editing)
technical dev editing
technical writing and documentation
Wordpress SEO
Microsoft Word + track changes
proofreading (manual + PDF Reader)
MS Office Suite
Adobe In-Design


front-end development
CMS (particularly WordPress)
expert in HTML, XML, CSS
proficient in Javascript, PHP, ASP
database admin
eLearning applications & software
previously Adobe Certified Instructor
Adobe Creative Suite
MailChimp/Constant Contact