I'm a copy editor, line editor, and proofreader specialising in academic, fiction, and table top game editing. I'm also a recovering academic, a bookbinder, and a board game connoisseur. I bring a wide range of experience to my work, including a PhD in genetics and a background in forensic science and psychology; an internship at a body farm; a decade living in Europe; an intense obsession with anything related to books; and an inconveniently expensive board gaming habit. My clients include academics, independent authors, publishers, and board game designers.
As an academic editor, I help authors get their journal articles, dissertations, grant applications, or tenure-track dossiers ready for submission. I primarily work on manuscripts in STEM topics, although I have also edited a number of humanities and social science manuscripts. You can see a list of published academic articles I edited on my website. I work with projects in Word, PDFs, and LaTeX.
As a fiction editor, I'm not just looking for the usual grammar errors or spelling mistakes. My goal is to find anything that pulls the reader out of the story—be it a mis- or overused word, a factual error, or an inconsistency in the timeline—and to work with the author to resolve it in a way that is true to their voice and the story. I work with Word files, PDFs, and InDesign documents.
As a table top game editor, I do more than just copyedit or proofread game rules. I use my many years' experience playing and play testing games—combined with my expertise as an editor—to ensure games are production ready and offer a smooth playing experience. I do this by highlighting rules that are unclear; identifying points of confusion or edge cases players may encounter; closing loopholes that could be exploited; finding places the game's theme or back story could be more salient in the rules; spotting errors in the text; or providing advice on formatting to increase clarity. I work with Word files, PDFs, and InDesign documents. Other formats are also possible, please enquire.