Cara Becker

Cara Becker - Editor

New Orleans, LA, USA

I am an obsessive knitter, enthusiastic traveler, and avid defender of the Oxford comma.

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Overview

I graduated from the Columbia Publishing Course in 2016 and have since maintained a number of clients as a freelance editor and writer in the academic, corporate, social, and fiction publishing fields.

I definitely have a proclivity for detective fiction and thrillers, but also have strong experience in academic and non-fiction writing, and I've even edited self-published origin stories for drag queens! My strength is definitely in story details so if you need someone to identify your plot holes, I'm absolutely your girl.

As far as for working with me? I have a tendency to be very straight forward in my editing style. Clarity is key, in my humble opinion. But more than anything, you can count on me to be religious about deadlines (my OCD is certainly helpful when it comes to organizing timelines).

My house is practically made of books at this point (I'm running out of shelves and surfaces to stack them on), so my passion for reading vastly and obsessively is solidified. I would love the opportunity to work with any author on their creative masterpiece.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Action & Adventure
LGBTQ Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Thriller & Suspense
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Education & Reference
LGBTQ Non-Fiction

Certifications

  • Columbia Publishing Course at Oxford

Work experience

Freelance Copywriter and Editor

FEW Creative Suites
July, 2020 – Present (10 months)

Write and edit material for Few clients ranging from blog posts and website content, to book proposals and electronic communications; produce content in the realms of business, marketing, personal branding, and corporate communications.

Freelance Proofreader

Ipso Books
January, 2017 – March, 2018 (about 1 year)

Proofread novels in an e-book format to check for grammatical errors, spelling mistakes, content or continuity issues, and spacing errors.

Assistant Editor of Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinema

Intellect Books
August, 2016 – Present (over 4 years)

Edit all submissions to the journal in order to ensure clarity and continuity in article content, as well as alignment with Intellect style guide.

Freelance Copywriter and Editor

Gambino's Bakery
May, 2017 – July, 2018 (about 1 year)

Create content to be posted on the Gambino’s blog, including topic development, research, and writing and editing 1000-1500 word posts; write and edit content for the company’s website, including product descriptions

Freelance Copywriter and Editor

Valance Consulting, LLC
March, 2017 – March, 2018 (about 1 year)

Write and edit press releases, media advisories, white papers, and radio spots for clients of Valence marketing.

Portfolio (1 selected work)

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