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Catherine Hillin

Catherine Hillin - Editor

Austin, TX, United States

Extremely thorough content/proofreading editor with 10+ years of writing experience, 5 years of medical experience, and a BA in Psychology.

Overview

I'm an editor with 10+ years of writing experience, 5+ years of medical experience, and a BA in Psychology. (as well as half a BSN, pre-medical requirements, a minor in Chemistry, and half a minor in Business). I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014.

I'm a jack-of-all-trades who loves to travel and learn new skills, which I then fold into my writing. Some of these skills include: Tae Kwon Do, piano, drums, woodworking, metalworking, computer science, coding, crochet, art and sculpture, and--my specialty--babies and children.

I have been officially and unofficially editing both research papers and novels (my own and others') for years now, and working with authors from PhD's in Health Sciences to 14-year-olds writing their first short. I can navigate tricky grammatical situations with ease and specialize in content editing--specifically, how to tell the story you want to tell without any clich├ęs, plot holes, or unrealistic deus ex machina-type situations. I am happy to provide proofreading and constructive criticism up to the level that the author desires, without overstepping my boundaries if the author wishes it.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Fantasy Literature Romance Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry Psychology Travel Weddings

Certifications

  • CPR
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Tae Kwon Do Instructor

Work experience

In-Home Childcare (for Special Needs Children)

Self-employed
January, 2015 – Present (over 2 years)

I have been a nanny for two years now in order to pay for school, specializing in special-needs infants. My current client has a twin boy and girl, one of which has a heart condition that requires frequent medication and special care. I have also worked with children with autism, ADHD, behavioral disorders, cerebral palsy, and various other complications.

Mental Health Technician

United Health Services
August, 2014 – December, 2014 (4 months)

I was a mental health tech for patients of all ages and severities at a mental hospital, including children as young as 4, teenagers, geriatric patients, and the severely mentally incapacitated.

Research Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator

The University of Texas at Austin
March, 2014 – August, 2014 (5 months)

I worked for a PhD at UT Austin as she conducted a health study within the African-American community. The job required extensive writing and editing as well as coordinating up to five volunteers and organizing events.

Instructor

North Austin Martial Arts
June, 2013 – February, 2014 (8 months)

I taught a class of 4-6 year olds (up to 30 at once) by myself and assisted in lessons for children up to 13 years of age as a black belt instructor.

Portfolio (1 selected work)

Sunshine

Catherine Rose Hillin

This is the story of a girl who, after shutting herself away from the world and relying only on a voice in the dark for happiness, discovers in a stranger that there can be beauty and meaning in a life outside of her daydreams. Lucy is a dreamer, living inside fantasies whispered to her by her "light" while disregarding the world around her--and Michael is a lost boy who travels the world, see... read more

This is the story of a girl who, after shutting herself away from the world and relying only on a voice in the dark for happiness, discovers in a stranger that there can be beauty and meaning in a life outside of her daydreams. Lucy is a dreamer, living inside fantasies whispered to her by her "light" while disregarding the world around her--and Michael is a lost boy who travels the world, see... read more

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