I'm a native speaker of American English with a BA and MA in English plus 15 years of professional writing, copyediting, and proofreading experience. My schedule is flexible, and I can often provide quick turnaround on short notice.
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My job is your job, your way, wrapped up tight in my skills and expertise.
Whether it’s sales pages, blog posts, an ebook, or website content, my extensive experience means you get results.
After I evaluate your project, I apply the "5 Cs of Writing” to your document:
*Correct: I ensure grammar, punctuation, and details such as bullet lists or page numbers follow standard practice. Even if a reader doesn’t notice a specific error, it can change your intended meaning, sometimes with disastrous effects.
*Clear: I rework your document, as needed, to guarantee precise word choices and smooth reading. Your targeted audience—whether that’s a small workgroup or 1000s of readers—must understand your message easily.
*Concise: I make certain your message packs a punch with as few words as possible. I also check for topic consistency and redundancies. Readers are often in a hurry, and they need to absorb your meaning accurately and quickly.
*Cohesive: I add bridges and pathways—transitions—to connect sentences, paragraphs, and ideas. Your readers need to be guided; if your writing is choppy and disconnected, they lose interest.
*Complete: I check stages, steps, procedures, and instructions to make sure your readers succeed. I also make sure all information is included and each topic is equally developed, as needed.
Blog posts and website content, including landing/sales pages, are my specialty, and I have broad experience in areas such as marketing, personal development, health/fitness, veterinary medicine and pet...
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Freelance copyeditor and writer
1996 - 2015
Notable projects include editor and writer for Campbell Soup Company's employee newsletter, writer for About.com Men's Health, and editor as well as writer for a sport club newsletter.
2010 - 2012
Independent contractor for copyediting, proofreading, and fact-checking business documents, dissertations, journal articles, newsletters, press releases, website pages, and more. The company's...