Member of the Northwest Editor’s Guild and ACES: Society for Editing.
Recent and Current Projects: web content, SEO 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. 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.
In the last year, I’ve worked as an editor for the press arm of the nonprofit group, GHF Learners. I’ve created 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 email newsletters, promotional content, nonfiction books, fact-check, confirm and format all references and citations, and proofread final versions. I also create the print layout from scratch in Adobe InDesign and polish eBook/Kindle layouts in Word and/or Kindle Create, and proofread the final product. I’m familiar with both fixed and reflowable layouts for eBooks.
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, SEO, proofreading, fact-checking, and style guide development / Self-publishing on Amazon KDP / Creating book layouts for both print and eBooks/Kindle using Adobe InDesign and MS Word
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, workbooks and educational content, and nonfiction.
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 / mental health issues / neurobiology & psychology