I am a detail-oriented editor with both in-house and freelance experience covering a variety of content. I’ve worked with texts of fewer than 1,000 words and over 100,000, with casual online pieces and formal history books, and with a wide range of subjects. My clients are publishers, packagers, self-publishing and traditionally publishing authors, marketing and PR agencies, nonprofits, industry professionals, and more. My primary style reference is the Chicago Manual of Style (16th or 17th edition), but I also have experience with AP style as well as numerous in-house and project-specific styles, both working with them and creating them myself from scratch. My editorial experience is primarily in nonfiction, but I am actively looking to expand my fiction work.
I am a graduate of the Denver Publishing Institute program and have foreign-language skills in French (business level) and Japanese (conversational). In addition to my freelance work, I am the co-head and senior editor of Twin Cities Geek, a Minnesota-based nonprofit news and culture site, and the marketing and social media liaison for the Professional Editors Network.