Meri Furnari

Meri Furnari - Editor

Oakland, CA, USA

I am thorough, honest, and passionate about editing; intent on collaborating with an author for complete satisfaction.

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As a seasoned copy editor with over two decades of experience, I clarify, tighten, and strengthen writing. Freelancing since 2008, I have a strong track record with repeat clients. I will check your facts, polish your writing, and enliven your voice.
English (US)
Biographies & Memoirs
Health & Wellbeing
Self-Help & Self-Improvement


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Work experience

Freelance Copy Editor

August, 2008 – Present (over 14 years)

You draft it! I improve it! I will polish your writing to a vibrant shine. With 25+ years of broad experience for different styles, non-native English writers, and multiple authors, my revisions have brought long-term dividends to many businesses and projects. Excellent writing produces satisfied readers. Reports, proposals, presentations, websites, and various correspondence of any size welcome. Strong technical editing for architects and engineers from work with transportation, logistics, and marine facilities. The Word Mechanic tunes up your writing!


Jordan Woodman Dobson (JWD Group, DMJM Harris, AECOM)
June, 1996 – April, 2007 (almost 11 years)

Performed technical editing for writing by civil and structural engineers and architects for commercial projects and the maritime, transportation, and logistics industry. Reviewed reports, proposals, presentations, white papers, and miscellaneous correspondence.


Pyatok Associates
June, 1991 – June, 1996 (about 5 years)

Edited copy that included reports, proposals, and presentations from architects, planners, and analysts.

Portfolio (3 selected works)

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