Jag heter Nikki.
a catagoraphobe who hates pigeonholes,
and will run the other way if you try to tell
me who I am
My full name is Nichelle, but you can call me Nikki.
I’m a former web developer and trainer turned web manager and editor.
I’ve always had a thing for huge sunglasses, photography, flâneur-ing, lots of color (as you can see), and learning languages. My latest obsessions include Swedish (Jag är mig svenska!), graphic design, painting all the rooms in my house various shades of green, and Swedish sitcoms. I curse a lot, and I’d really love to get some sleep.
Originally from rural Pennsylvania, I now live in the greater Seattle area with my husband, son, and our two working-line German Shepherds. I previously lived in Philadelphia for three years, Prague for three years, and Los Angeles for two years. (We’ve been in Seattle for thirteen years now.)
I started my first blog in 2002, under the tagline, “I don’t know why I’m telling you any of this.” I started the blog to document my move from Philly to Prague; I rarely “blog” these days, but I occasionally write about biking, living in the PNW, and living with Ehlers Danlos and POTS.
Recent Work (Proofreading/Editing)
Freelancing for Word One New York:
- Proofreading Spotify Wrapped 2020 & 2021 (website and in-app content)
- Spotify Campaigns and Blog Posts:
Spotify Wrapped 2020 and 2021: final proofreading (promotional and in-app content)
Spotify “Only You” Campaign 2021: final proofreading
Spotify blog post: “How Spotify Optimized the Largest Dataflow Job Ever for Wrapped 2020“: technical final proofreading
- Ergo, Inc.: Proofreading and editing of American Express promotional & marketing emails (content documents, image slices in AWS, spreadsheets, final design PDFs, test rounds of emails)
- Drawing Product Ideas: Fast and Easy UX Drawing for Anyone 1st Edition by Kent E. Eisenhuth (November 2022)
- Microsoft Project Fundamentals: Microsoft Project Standard 2021, Professional 2021, and Project Online Editions 1st Edition by Teresa Stover (March 2022)
- Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Architect Study Guide 2nd Edition by Dan Sullivan (March 2022)
- SQL for Data Scientists: A Beginner’s Guide for Building Datasets for Analysis by Renee M Teate(Sep 2021)
- Remote Work Technology: Keeping Your Small Business Thriving From Anywhere by Henry Kurkowski (Oct 2021)
- 8 Steps to Better Security: A Simple Cyber Resilience Guide for Business by Kim Crawley (Oct 2021)
- Ubuntu Linux Bible (2021, v19.10) by Christopher Negus and David Clinton
- Professional C++, 5th Ed. (2021) by Marc Gregoire
- Blum Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible, 4th Ed. (Jan 2021) by Richard Blum
- Powershell 7 for IT Pros (Dec 2020) by Thomas Lee
- Machine Learning for Time Series Forecasting with Python (Nov 2020) by Francesca Lazzeri
- Confessions From Your Token Black Colleague: True Stories & Candid Conversations About Equity & Inclusion In The Workplace by Talisa “Tali” Lavarry (Aug 2020): copyediting, page layout for print and eBook version (Kindle)
- Kathleen Humble’s Gifted Myths: An Easy-to-Read Guide to Myths on the Gifted and Twice-Exceptional by Kathleen Humble (Nov 2019): copyediting, page layout and eBook version (Kindle)
- Bilingual Package Design (French/English) for The Packaging Girl/Instinct Design