During my career, I've worked in house and as a freelancer editing textbooks and business materials, managing projects, writing more than 2,000 journalistic articles and essays, developing curriculum and training materials, and ghostwriting.
Numerous writers I edited for requested me on subsequent editions of their books. My educational publishing clients include Glencoe/McGraw-Hill; The Mountaineers Books; NTC/Contemporary Publishing; Scott, Foresman and Company; and The Wright Group. My business clients include Ernst & Young, The Spencer Foundation, Seattle City Light, Seattle Public Utilities, The Washington Health Foundation, and Columbia College Chicago. I edited A Hot Planet Needs Cool Kids by Julie Hall, widely praised by leaders in the green movement including Bill McKibben, the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, and then-Congressman Jay Inslee.
When working with an author, I make sure to listen carefully to the specifics of the project before proceeding. Then I aim to provide exactly the level of edit requested. I edit first with an eye toward clarity, which encompasses grammar, structure, and transitions. I also make sure the tone is consistent and the writing is engaging.
Brochures and other marketing materials
Copyediting: developmental, general copyedits, editorial assessment
One-sheets and pitches
WordPress websites: plugins, general CSS and html, keywords research and targeting, stats and SEO monitoring, and headers, colors, and fonts customization
- Second place in national Chapter One Contest
- Residency at Cottages at Hedgebrook
- Wilderness First Responder
- Psychological First Aid
- Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Provide clients with content for marketing, blogs, websites, newsletters, social media, presentations, and news releases, optimized for SEO when appropriate. Copyedit fiction and nonfiction manuscripts. Design and implement marketing plans, build and update WordPress websites, and provide staff training in website and social media management. Clients include individuals, businesses, and nonprofits.
Proof Positive/Farrowlyne Associates
Managed editorial production of college projects, edited manuscripts, communicated with authors and clients, supervised and evaluated editorial staff, and bid for projects.
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