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Atlanta, GA & Inlet Beach, FL
I'm a lifelong communicator who can proof, advise, rewrite, and everything in between.
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I've been writing and editing for over 30 years in print, radio, TV, and online. I've handled everything from 20-second radio news scripts to a 900-page report to Congress, so I can definitely say "No job is too big or too small" (and no deadline is ever too short!). I've worked extensively on politics, government, taxes, and foreign affairs, but I also love music, films, and the arts in general. I understand the author's side of the process because I've self-published two short stories (see "Portfolio" below) and am working on a novel.
Last but not least, I'm a dedicated (hopeless) word nerd who rages daily at the atrocities people inflict on our beloved language. My specialty is helping you present complicated subjects in plain but lively English.
Taxpayer Advocate Service, Internal Revenue Service
Served as senior editorial voice for “the taxpayer's voice at the IRS.” Edited reports and testimony to Congress, newsletters, web articles, video scripts. Created internal writing and editing style guides. Taught writing at CPE and training events. Worked with everyone from interns to senior execs and managers.
Voice of America
Reported on Washington for international news organization, covering Congress, White House, political campaigns, defense, foreign policy, economics, and justice. Supervised national news desk. Wrote for one of the first political blogs. Traveled to two dozen countries and over 40 states.
6+ years at Alfred A. Knopf and Random House. The editor is the writer's most attentive reader and listener.
Saint Paul, MN
Fast and meticulous project editor, copy editor, and proofreader, with a focus on lifestyle, travel, and educational writing.