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I am a freelance English-language editor (US) working with nonnative-English speakers (ESL/EFL), as well as native speakers.
Since childhood, I have had a love for the English language—for words. How they sound, what they mean, and especially how to use them. Literally. Figuratively. Creatively. Growing up, I was a voracious reader and a frequent visitor to my local library. And being the word nerd that I was, I would spend hours poring over my thesaurus or dictionary. I was fascinated by the intricacies of connotation and nuance.
As an adult, I have gravitated to a career in words: as an English teacher, as a marketing copywriter, and now as an editor. These positions were a natural progression in my skillset and talents, with a varied background that brings specialized experience to editing in these fields.
I received my certificate in copyediting from the University of California, San Diego. UCSD's intensive copyediting program, one of the most well-respected in publishing and editorial circles, has prepared me for editing in diverse industries and disciplines.
I have proven experience in the following areas:
business copy, proposals, reports, articles, presentation slides, transcripts, press releases, copyright permission requests
website content, landing pages, product descriptions, online copy, articles, blogs, ebooks
marketing copy, fliers, brochures, pamphlets, email campaigns, social media outreach, white papers
academic papers, teaching materials, worksheets, educational card games, newsletters, magazines
self-published fiction, both long-form and short story collections
free-form poetry and narrative nonfiction
formatting book-length manuscripts for print publications
proofreading post-layout, both print and digital formats
I can help you communicate your message, polish your text, and ensure that your written materials are not only grammatically correct, but also clear, concise, and consistent.
Ready to get started? Contact me today to reserve a place in my calendar.
My Professional Training
2015–2016: Copyediting Certificate Program Extension Course, University of California, San Diego
2016: Editing Figures and Tables, Copyediting.com
2016: Editing PDF Files Intermediate Skills Course, Editors' Academy, Copyediting.com
2016: A Primer on Academic Editing, Editorial Freelancers Association
2017: Proofreading Online Course, Editorial Freelancers Association
2017: Editing for the Web, Copyediting.com
2017: Editing Business Texts, Copyediting.com
2018: The Power of Checklists, American Copy Editors Society
2019: Content Strategy for Editors, American Copy Editors Society
2019: Copyediting for Inbound Marketing, Copyediting.com
2020: Understanding English Dictionaries, FutureLearn
2020: Editing Translations, Copyediting.com
2020: Enforcing House Styles: Customizing PerfectIt for Advanced Users, ACES
2021: Grammar Arcana, ACES
2021: How to Write and Edit with Design in Mind, ACES
My client list includes self-publishing authors, small- to mid-sized companies and CEOs, freelancers, students, educators, educational institutions, artists, designers, consultants, therapists, yoga instructors, and more.
More About Me
When I am not editing, I may be found curled up with one of my cats and reading a novel, big mug of coffee or a glass of red wine in hand. I collect books and love to read literary fiction and Victorian-era classics. Some of my favorite authors are Margaret Atwood, Haruki Murakami, Nick Hornby, John Steinbeck, Thomas Hardy, and Charles Dickens. I love to work out at my gym, run, and do yoga. I am from Dallas, Texas, and I currently reside in Israel with my husband and two daughters.