Copy editing, line editing, SEO, proofreading, fact-checking, and style guide development / translations / localization / Self-publishing on Amazon KDP / Creating book layouts for both print and Kindle using Adobe InDesign
Chicago Manual of Style / APA / MLA / WordPress / Microsoft Word + track changes / proofreading (manual + PDF Reader) /MS Office Suite / technical documentation / Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator
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.
I’m especially well-suited to editing translated works, as I have a lot of experience with world languages. I’m also the rare person that loves to edit cookbooks, because I read and use cookbooks almost every day. (It’s true, I’m an accomplished home cook who has been cooking and baking for over twenty years.) I don’t *need* cookbooks, but I love using them. I have a vast collection which includes several in French and Spanish.
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 couple years, 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 created standard practices across all published works. I edit email newsletters, promotional content, and nonfiction books, as well as fact-check, confirm and format all references and citations, and proofread final layouts. I design the book layouts for print in Adobe InDesign and polish eBook/Kindle layouts in Word and/or Kindle Create. 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)