If you need the words, I will write them. If you have the words, I will edit them. I am an editor and writer whose skills are second to none.
* My editing skills are the best in the business and are offered at each step of the editing process: content, copy editing and proofreading.
* I provide writing services for social media packages, articles, marketing materials, e-books, Web sites, features, hard news, business, how-to, and company and personal profiles.
* Fluent in AP style; proficient in CMS; easily adapt to house stylebooks.
* Translation to and from Russian.
* Some design consulting.
I have more than 20 years of experience in editing at newspapers and magazines and for books, websites, blogs and business writing on a freelance basis. My experience in newspapers has given me the flexibility to pick up a subject quickly and write about it with confidence. Through my magazine work, I've learned how to dig deep into a topic and tell a good story. I've been editing everything I read since I learned to read (I have a copy of "Little House in the Big Woods" full of my proofreading marks).
I've shaped cub reporters into award-winners. I've been recognized by my peers for excellence in editing. I've conducted interviews in another language and have caught errors in truck wraps, product packaging and training materials.
I often go months without bidding on Elance because I have enough work from existing clients. If I bid on your project, it is because I have finished a project and am able to expand my client base again.
St. Olaf College
Bachelor's of Arts degree, Russian language
1989 - 1993
Duluth News Tribune
Copy editor, city editor
2005 - 2008
Twin Cities Business Journal and companies
1999 - 2002
1997 - 1999
(Minneapolis) Star Tribune
1996 - 1997
St. Petersburg (Russia) Times
1995 - 1996