Editing, Proofreading, Fact-Checking
Copy Editing / Line Editing / Proofreading / Fact-Checking /
Translations / Technical Editing / Style Guide Development
Member of the Northwest Editor’s Guild and ACES.
I recently completed the University of Washington’s rigorous Editing certification program. During this time, I gained experience editing fiction, online content, short and long articles, nonfiction, and short news articles. My interest in editing first came while living in the Czech Republic, where I often edited English documentation by nonnative speakers. And as a web developer, I was frequently tasked with checking and editing clients’ blog posts and page content.
Current projects include editing a 22-chapter fiction novel, in addition to regularly proofing and editing for a packaging design company. I’m an editor for the press arm of the nonprofit group, GHF Learners. With GHF, I edit weekly email newsletters, promotional and conference content, and nonfiction books. Additionally, I assist with the self-publishing process through Amazon KDP.
With my background in both teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language and a being lifelong learner of languages, I am especially well-suited to ESL editing (for nonnative speakers) and editing translations. I’m proficient in French, Spanish, and German; I’m conversational in Italian, Czech, Portuguese, Russian, and I studied Arabic (MSA) for a year. My knowledge of the vocabulary and grammar of these languages allows me to better grasp the intended meaning, in English, of the speakers of these languages.
As an accomplished and experienced cook, I’m an avid reader of cookbooks from the States and around the world. I often read cookbooks in other languages and am familiar with not just the amounts, but differences in wording and ingredients across cultures. When I first began moving towards editing, I knew immediately that I wanted to edit cookbooks!
Lastly, with 20 years of web development and WordPress under my belt, I am extremely well-versed in SEO and have an in-depth knowledge of everything tech-related.