fifteen years of professional experience as a copyeditor, proofreader, and
writer in the advertising and journalism industries. As such, I have worked on professional
and legal documents, website content, catalogs, emails, and ads and articles of
all shapes and sizes. I have also edited non-fiction, fiction, and
dissertations. I follow AP or Chicago style, or your style
I have a BA in English and a BS in Anthropology from the
University of Colorado at Boulder.
I prefer to work using track changes in Word, but if you have a pdf that needs converting, I can open it in Adobe
Acrobat or other design software.
A well-written text has integrity, which is why it is so
important for it to be error free. I am highly detail oriented and also look at
the big picture to give you pointers for cohesive flow.
Proofreading entails reading for spelling, punctuation,
missing or double words, tense agreement, spaces, and general typos. This is for a final-stage document. Did you know you no longer need two spaces between sentences?
Copyediting includes checking grammar, punctuation, sentence
structure, and readability. This is when more substantive changes occur.