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About Me

The editor/client relationship works best when it's collaborative and defined by mutual respect.

You also want to know who this person is who's editing your copy! Is she professional? Is she trained? 

Is she a creative, conscientious person you'll enjoy working with?

You'll find that I'm all these things. 

Old Books

Copy & Line Editor

My freelance clients have included award-winning authors, publishers, self-publishing writers, and corporations of all sizes.

Manuscripts include:

62 professional exam study guides,

56 novels, 5 children's/middle-grade books,

46 nonfiction books, 39 memoirs, 35 essays, and

7 short stories. 

I've also ghostwritten 3 novels in a crime series.

Marketing Senior Editor

I've been a corporate and marketing writer and editor for 33 years and counting for a large Pacific Northwest company.

In that role, I've ensured the factual, grammatical, style, and brand accuracy of print and web copy read by

millions of customers and business partners.

 

As a result, I know how to manage schedules and deadlines, collaborate with designers, communicate professionally, and manage multiple projects at the same time.

 

Plus, I understand the written word's power to impact, persuade, inform, charm, and educate.

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Training & Affiliations

I have a bachelor's degree in English literature,

a Professional Certificate in Editing, and a Certificate in Specialization in Developmental Editing, all from

the University of Washington.​​​

I'm a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and serve on the Northwest Editors Guild Board of Directors.

And it should be no surprise that I read constantly.

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In My Spare Time

A resident of the Seattle area, I'm harvesting berries in my yard, playing pickleball, or walking my corgis when I'm not in front of a computer or a book. I'm a working mom and belong to a local writing group of women who are passionate about growing as writers and sharing their stories with the world.

I also volunteer editing services to the Padilla Bay Foundation, where smart people are working to help the environment, protect wildlife, and educate us all about the importance of estuaries.

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