Becky Ohlsen

Becky Ohlsen – Editor

Copy editor and proofreader. Two decades of experience helping writers and industry leaders explain complex topics in clear, engaging prose.

Overview

My favorite projects to work on as a copy editor involve complex or technical ideas that need to be understandable to a general audience. Sometimes it's hard to explain a topic when you know it really well -- that's where I come in.


Bring me your corporate handbooks, your in-depth reports on transit policy, your business-insider blog posts. I'll help you make sure your hard work finds its largest possible audience.


I've edited everything from alt-weekly newspapers to legal briefs, at every level from proofreading and fact checking to copy editing and line editing. I work quickly and take deadlines seriously. I’m good at managing multiple overlapping projects, and I apply the same standard to every job: to make sure the final product is the best possible version of itself.

Services
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Sports & Outdoors Transportation Travel Writing & Publishing
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

Self-employed

Jan, 2003 — Present

I write and edit a wide range of copy for clients, from business advice and urban planning reports to adventure travel guides and restaurant reviews. Clients include small-business consultants, PR firms, app designers, book publishers, think tanks, and international travel content providers.

Portfolio

Choose Your Backpacking Adventure Near Portland, Oregon Spend a night or a weekend in the wilderness, and experience the mountains, coast, old-growth forest, gorges, and canyonlands of Oregon and Washington. One Night Wilderness: Portland helps you choose from... read more
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Whether exploring your own backyard or somewhere new, discover the freedom of the open road with Lonely Planet Pacific Northwest's Best Trips. Featuring 33 amazing road trips, from 2-day escapes to 2-we... read more
Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Sweden is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Visit the beautiful, stylish capital of Stockholm; hike, ski... read more
Welcome to life on four wheels. Hit the open road with this practical and inspiring guide. In the first half, you’ll discover how to choose and customise your perfect van, and get it fitted for sleeping, cooking and storage. In part two, we’ll tell you how to ... read more
From the saffron-coloured buildings and cobblestone-covered streets, to the sleek modern bars and trendy restaurants, Stockholm is a city of history, style and impeccable design. Stockholm Pocket Precincts takes you beyond the city's glittering surface - it's ... read more
Get to Know Portland’s Most Vibrant and Historic Neighborhoods Grab your walking shoes, and become an urban adventurer. Local author Becky Ohlsen guides you through 33 unique walking tours in this comprehensive guidebook. The self-guided tours highlight the Ro... read more
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Washington, Oregon & the Pacific Northwest is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore Washington wine ... read more

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