Editing professional with a wide range of editorial, publications, corporate communications, and writing experience. Skilled at project and task management and a variety of styles and editing processes.
Proofreading, copyediting, substantive and developmental editing; project management.
Chicago, AP, and Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications. Print, desktop publishing, production, and Web content experience. Client relations, collaboration with writers and design teams.
Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
Adobe Acrobat and Dreamweaver
basic HTML and content management software
Apple iMovie, Final Cut Express, and Final Cut Pro.
Copyedited book manuscripts as freelancer for clarity, consistency, accuracy, and adherence to standards such as Chicago Manual of Style, AP, or in-house guides.
Copyedited text and translations for Magnum Photos Web-based photographic documentary, Access to Life.
Copyedited news and opinion pieces for extremely fast-paced online magazine Slate. Fact-checked, published articles, and managed content using internal Web publishing system.
Edited popular weekly advice column and daily radio summaries for Slate magazine.
Edited Journalism and the Future of Media web site content.
Copyedited book proposals for Girl Friday Productions packagers.
Copyedited packaging content, supplemental materials, user guides, and white papers for worldwide packaging and branding firm Landor Associates. Copyedited localized text in various languages on Microsoft packaging for foreign countries.
Edited and produced 16-page PCC monthly tabloid newspaper from issue planning stages through printing and distribution; 35,000-plus circulation.
Edited and copyedited as volunteer for various fiction zines and e-zines according to standards, and creative nonfiction and fiction manuscripts for individual authors.
Copyedited multipart city planning proposals for Dugan Planning consultancy.
Proofread book manuscripts for Chronicle Books, Sasquatch Books, and Mountaineers Books.
Reviewed and proofed final content for Magnum Photos Web-based photographic documentary project, including online video material.
Proofread magazine content for Web and print publications, including Fretboard Journal.
Proofread packaging materials and production-edited finalized content before printing at Landor Associates.
Wrote eye-catching headlines for daily Slate Web-magazine content, captions, summaries, and developed style sheets for contributors.
Wrote marketing, creative, and technical content, including case histories for major Landor clients such as Microsoft.
Developed and wrote corporate-wide style guides at Landor.
Developed and wrote PCC and REI member and employee publications such as brochures, benefits communications, HR manuals, membership information, and annual reports.
Created division-wide writing and production templates for multiple writers and vendors for Landor.
Developed yearly PCC Sound Consumer themes and feature stories, cultivated and assigned freelance writers, supervised staff copy input, and coordinated design and illustration.
Overhauled Sound Consumer budget and reporting for all PCC printed materials, reducing costs and creating accountability. Revised advertising process, increasing advertising by 12 percent in first two years.
Led creation of first PCC Web site, offering a significant new service to members.
Night Vision Editing
Freelance copyeditor and proofreader. Clients include:
Magnum Photos (New York City)
The Fretboard Journal (Seattle)
Mountaineers Books (Seattle)
Girl Friday Productions (Seattle)
Dugan Planning Services (Everett)
Journalism and the Future of Media site
Slate Magazine (Slate.com), Seattle and New York
Copyeditor for online news, politics, and arts magazine.
Landor Associates, Seattle
Copyeditor for worldwide packaging design and branding firm, primarily Microsoft content.
Puget Consumers’ Co-op (PCC), Seattle
Publications Editor for Northwest cooperative grocery chain and Managing Editor of the Sound Consumer, monthly 16-page tabloid newspaper with 35,000-plus average circulation.
Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), Seattle
Corporate Publications Coordinator at nationwide outdoor retailer.
Washington Food Dealer Magazine, Seattle
Assistant Director of Communications for monthly 32- to 96-page trade magazine.
Instructor, University of Washington Certificate Program in Editing, Practicum course.
Guest speaker, Copy Editor workshop and Editing for the Web audio conference; Beyond the Red Pen conference.
Member, Northwest Independent Editors’ Guild and Editorial Freelancers Association.
Instructor at Discover U, Careers in Proofreading and Copyediting.
B.A. Communications, B.A. English; University of Washington