I came to editing after many years as a writing and ELL (English language learner) tutor, so my style when working with writers of all levels is a mix of encouragement (your writing is something special!) and challenge (I wager you have one more draft in you). I’m a member of the Northwest Editors Guild; you can view my profile (I’ve also served as board president, board treasurer, and the Guild’s administrator). If you’d like to join the likes of Girl Friday Productions, Backun Musical Services, Ookla, Samudre Media, udu, Inc., Sasquatch Books, becker&mayer!, and others and hire me to edit something, you can contact me.
I currently work in house at the University of Washington Press four days a week doing a combination of editorial, advancement, and communications work; I fit in my freelance work on Fridays (and lunch breaks during the week, and evenings, and weekends…).
I have also edited prose (fiction, nonfiction, and memoir), short and feature-length film scripts, and many internal and external nonprofit communications. I completed the University of Washington’s Certificate in Editing in 2012; with individual author clients, I typically focus on developmental, substantive, and line editing; with corporate and nonprofit clients, I usually provide line or copyediting services.
Curious about these editing adjectives I’m throwing around? Read up on the different types of editing.
I’m a member of the following fine organizations that support editors, writers, and freelancers: