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 Independent Editors Guild; you can view my profile (I’ve also served as board president, board treasurer, and the Guild’s part-time 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: