Member of the Northwest Editor’s Guild and ACES: Society for Editing.
Recent and Current Projects: web content, product packaging in multiple languages, translation and nonnative English, fiction, nonfiction, technical documentation
I regularly edit bilingual (French and English) packaging for a package design company, Instinct Design/Cynthia Pomerleau. (Most recent projects include packaging for dog and cat treats, food products, and water purification tablets.) This requires a strong eye for detail and consistency, as well as solid knowledge of French grammar and an intuition for vocabulary. I also have a strong foundational knowledge of Spanish, Italian, German, Czech, and Russian.
Lastly, I’m an editor for the press arm of the nonprofit group, GHF Learners. I’ve taken the lead in creating an in-house style guide based on the Chicago Manual of Style and Merriam-Webster and creating standard practices across all published works. I edit nonfiction books, fact-check, confirm and format all references and citations, and proofread final versions. I also assist in publishing through Amazon KDP and edit email newsletters and promotional content.
Specialized Courses Taken:
Unconscious Bias and the Conscientious Editor (ACES)
Tweet This, Not That (editing for social media) (ACES)
What’s New in Style (ACES)
Readers, Relevance, and Ranking (SEO) (ACES)
Content Strategy for Editors (ACES)
Editing Translations (ACES)
Know Your Audience: Using the Right Voice and Keywords in Content Marketing (ACES)
Bricklaying: Editing for Structure (Copyediting.com Masterclass)
Mastering Numbers (Copyediting.com Masterclass)
Editing Recipes and Cookbooks (Copyediting.com Masterclass)
Editing for Young Readers (Copyediting.com Masterclass)
Quality Control for Publications (Copyediting.com Masterclass)
copy editing, line editing, proofreading, fact-checking, and style guide development.
Because of my development and training background, I’m a natural fit for editing technical documentation and web content. However, I especially enjoy working with nonnative English speakers, creative content, and nonfiction.
Particular topics that I have above-average knowledge of include: web development and internet-related technologies / yoga and meditation (200RYT) / European travel / cooking (including vegetarian and vegan) & baking / coffee & coffee culture / language learning & instruction / photography / nontraditional parenting (homeschool, 2e, gifted, ADHD) / arts & literature / art history / neurobiology & pyschology