Edits: English UK
I am a fast and accurate copy editor. I think my librarianship training helped in this. I am also a prolific reader of "good" literature.
Degree in librarianship 1975. Librarian in Africa and London from 1975. Copy editing, proofreading and indexing from 1992. Writer of book reviews (academic). Journals indexer for film literature in French, Portuguese, Spanish. Copy editor of books on political economy and art which have been published.
Edits: English US
I live in a small Texas Hill Country town and am excited by the opportunity to supplement my income doing something I enjoy and am exceptionally skilled at. I'm a traveler and foodie at heart and also adore animals and nature in general. My Texas Master Naturalist status allows me to volunteer for interesting projects such as The Old Tunnel State Park, which is a summer migratory home for the Mexican Free-tail bat.
My years of experience in technical writing and editing of many kinds have honed my perspective of how to approach a document. I understand that written pieces require big-picture and detail-oriented edit passes while considering the purpose of the piece, its budget, its target audience, and cohesion and standardization with accompanying works. Though at times a piece may only need scrupulous proofreading and I can do that as well. I use all the Microsoft Office software, and also WordPress, Moodle, and other text editing software. My BA in Marketing provides me with a unique marketing spin. I have worked at companies such as Microsoft and Hewlett Packard. As far as subject matter, I feel there are few I can't tackle. My editing experience includes online and print-based documentation.
Edits: English US
My wide-ranging interests include literature, the arts, travel, health sciences, psychology, religion, parenting, music, and education. I am an avid backpacker, alpine skier, snowshoe-er, cyclist; I have lived in Alaska and traveled in Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, and Uzbekistan; I am a strong supporter of cultural and native arts; and I have an interest in social justice issues. I enjoy new challenges. Most importantly, I have a passion for reading, writing, and editing.
EDUCATION: Certificate in Professional Editing for Print and Online, Western Washington University; Bellingham, Washington, USA; Certificate in Creative Non-fiction Writing, Western Washington University; Bellingham, Washington, USA; Coursework in Technical Writing, Bellingham Technical College; Bellingham, Washington, USA; B. A. E., Pacific Lutheran University; Tacoma, Washington, USA; major: English, minor: Music. EXPERIENCE: Since earning my certificate in professional editing last year, I have been working as a freelance copyeditor for nonprofit groups and individuals. Prior to earning my professional editing certificate, I taught English and Journalism for 8 years; Seattle School District; Seattle, Washington, USA.
Edits: English UK and English US
My interests: writing, recipes, family outings, reading, theater performances, music.
Cheryl holds dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Organizational Management/Human Resources and Counseling Psychology from the University of LaVerne. She presently lives and works as a freelance writer and editor in Southern California. A veteran copywriter, book editor and technical editor, Cheryl is currently writing and editing advertising campaigns, magazine articles, newsletters, books, corporate manuals, and website content for businesses and corporations both national and international.