Nicole Ortiz

Nicole Ortiz - Editor

New York, NY, USA

I'm a copy editor and proofreader with over eight years of experience for major book publishers, magazines, and digital publications.

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Overview

Writing has always come naturally to me, and I love working with others to create the content they’re looking for. Since my eighth-grade English teacher told me I had a knack for writing, I’ve been hooked; I excitedly told people about my goal to become a writer while they dabbled with marine biology and archaeology. When I studied for the SAT, I became fixated on proper grammar and learning new words (favorite SAT word: ineffable). My high school and college careers were spent trying to figure out how I could integrate these obsessions into my lifestyle.

After receiving my Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing at Binghamton University, I went on to integrate the creative skills I learned into my career. I took classes through Mediabistro and received a copy editing certification (I could probably give a presentation on why I prefer the serial comma), and I use my obsession with proper grammar to improve my writing further.

I create meticulously edited copy for a variety of industries, specializing mostly in the business, entertainment, legal, marketing, music, outdoor, and tech fields. And, of course, I make time to regularly flex my creative muscles and write short fiction and creative nonfiction pieces as well. My copy is engaging, and my editing helps a writer’s voice shine through in exactly the way they’ve intended. I’ve perfected the art of taming the ideas bouncing around my head and turning them into compelling copy to better enrich the digital world.

Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Children's
Comics & Graphic Novels
Humor & Comedy
Short Story
Thriller & Suspense
Non-Fiction
Entertainment
Technology

Work experience

Senior Editor

Adweek
February, 2018 – Present (almost 3 years)

Managing Editor

Best Lawyer
September, 2016 – February, 2018 (over 1 year)

Freelance Copy Editor and Proofreader

Scholastic
September, 2015 – Present (about 5 years)

Portfolio (8 selected works)

The Knowing

Cameron, Sharon

Nicole has 1 review

Professionalism
Professionalism
Quality
Quality
Value
Value
Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Paul Peters
Nicole went above and beyond in her working providing helpful guidance in addition to what we discussed. She is a pleasure to work with and highly professional. You won't be disappointed in working with her.

Paul Peters, September 2020

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