I am an experienced editor who appreciates precision and deadlines. I edit academic papers, dissertations, manuscripts, journal articles, and a variety of business applications like resumes, white papers, and press releases. I really enjoy helping other writers to polish and to perfect a piece of their writing.
PhD in Education, San Diego State University and Claremont Graduate University
MS in Education, Florida International University
BA in Community Development & Urban Studies, University of Massachusetts
Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution, Florida International University
PowerPoint, Formatting, Style, Personal, Business, ESL (English as a Second Language), Non-Fiction, Fiction, Book, Academic
Number of Pages Edited: 6,866
Greetings Scholars, Professionals, Novelists, and Students,
I have over 20 years of experience spotting and correcting grammatical errors, improving word choice, and crafting well-written arguments in order to articulate the author's intended meaning in business documents, student assignments, and competitive compositions. Additionally, as a seasoned professor, I have nearly a decade of experience revising and editing student essays, theses, and dissertations. APA style is my specialty, yet I also have a cultivated aptitude in both Chicago and MLA formatting.
A special skill of mine is that I am well versed in the street vernacular. I will help you retain your style while correcting the grammatical issues in order to help you reach your desired audience. This fund of knowledge might be especially useful for urban fiction and creative writing. I have edited a novel and a poetry book that are both currently in press and available on Amazon. I have successfully secured funding through my competitive grant writing ability within the non-profit sector.
I have a proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking Spanish and can easily spot common errors for ESL clients. I also have edited several journal articles for scholars in China. I have achieved 14 competitive awards based on merit and scholarship in empirical research, conference presentations, and honorarium work. I look forward to bringing your projects to the polished and professional final product!
Key services: thesis editing, dissertation editing, ESL editing, manuscript editing (especially in the fields of education, sociology, and humanities), college papers, high school admission essays, business documents (letters of application, cover letters, emails, memos, newsletters)
Member of the Editorial Freelancers Association
Full-Time Freelance Copy Editor (10 years)
Copy Editor (specializing in ESL writing)
PDF, Formatting, Style, Personal, ESL (English as a Second Language), Non-Fiction, Fiction, Book, Academic
Number of Pages Edited: 5,157
Happy to do a free sample edit.
Some examples of recently completed work: (1) an economics article for publication, (2) a nonfiction novel about leadership for small business owners, and (3) a fiction novel about mermaids.
When editing a given work, I take both copyediting and proofreading into consideration. My expertise is US English, but I can work in UK English as well. I am well versed in CMOS, MLA, and APA. Alternatively, I can follow an in-house style guide as long as you provide it (or a link to it). I have working knowledge of AP Style. I follow the "Five Cs" when editing and will always strive to make your work as clear, correct, concise, comprehensible, and consistent as possible.
My aim is to enhance your writing in order to capture your target audience's attention. I take my work very seriously and put my all into producing a high-quality end product. I read, write, and edit material every day and look forward to any opportunity I get to help others.
Thank you for your time and consideration. Happy writing!
Certificate in Teaching Creative Writing, Chatham University
B.A. in English, Abilene Christian University
M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Chatham University
Technical Editor, U.S. Department of Energy
PDF, PowerPoint, Formatting, Style, Personal, Business, ESL (English as a Second Language), Non-Fiction, Fiction, Book, Academic
Number of Pages Edited: 2,848
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Writing can ALWAYS be improved. That's my number one motto. It doesn't matter if it's a children's bedtime story or a technical paper knee-deep in jargon; I can make it better.
I have a reverent understanding of the importance of language in written and oral communication. I love to make communication as effective as possible through the use of carefully chosen and crafted words. I have an eye for detail, whether it's catching mistakes or practicing standard revision.
With experience in both technical and creative writing, I offer the comprehensive editor package, so let's get started.