“So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.”
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You pour your heart and soul into your writing, but your readers should not have to do the same to understand your meaning. When readers find your writing to be a chore or notice grammatical errors, they simply stop reading. Or worse, readers doubt your skills and credibility. Fortunately, I can ensure your writing has good “breeding,” making it a pleasant experience for readers.
I enjoy working with writers, am an outstanding...
I have worked as a professional technical editor for corporations and the federal government and as an adjunct writing instructor at the college level. I have Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English (emphasis on language and composition theory).
Editing (nonfiction preferred): I bring a unique editing perspective to material on leadership and management, human resources, or self-help topics. As a former senior leader and instructor at a military academy, I not only “walked the talk” but also taught curriculum on conflict management, organizational behavior, team-building, communication skills, personality assessments (e.g., Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, DiSC), motivational theory, etc.
Editing (technical): As a full-time technical editor, I ensured subject matter experts clearly conveyed their ideas and research to a wider audience. My focus is always to improve the clarity of the language without “dumbing down” the content. I not only improve the narratives of technical documents but also enhance accompanying tables, graphs, figures, and maps. Always seeking to improve my skills, I am currently enrolled in the Technical Communication certification at the University of California, San Diego.
Copyediting/Proofreading: Naturally meticulous and detail oriented, I have an affinity for editing each line of your writing. I will find and resolve the grammar, syntax, punctuation, and formatting issues, being careful not to change your stylistic voice or intended meaning. In...
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