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Freelance Editor and Writer in Houston

Location:Houston, TX, United States (From home)

Education level: College/University
Education field: Liberal arts and humanities
Years of experience:
Attributes that best describes:
Independent worker
Good communicator

I've worked in publishing for over a decade in various editorial, production, and communications roles--as a production editor at the American Institute of Physics (AIP); as a production coordinator and typesetter at the Modern Languages Association (MLA); and as a publisher liaison at an e-book conversion house and then at Barnes & Noble / Nook Media. As a freelancer, I've had the opportunity to continue working with scientific and academic content as part of the freelance editorial team for the Optical Society of America (OSA) and as a freelancer for the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston.

What drew me to this field was my love of words. As a writer, it's using them to find the perfect expression of a sensation, psychological state, or thought. As an editor, I love helping others to find the best way to express what they are trying to say.

As a lifelong voracious reader, I have a special insight into the way language works, the way stories are told, and the way ideas are best explained. It's the familiarity a professional pitcher has with the form and movement of a baseball--ingrained through countless hours of experience that has developed both conscious knowledge and intuitive skill.
WordPress: blog publishing, including design, content
creation, SEO, and managing social media
• Proofreading, copy editing, content editing
• Expertise in MLA, APA, CMS, and AP style; quickly
adapt to new style requirements
• In-depth experience in editing academic,
scientific, and technical content
• Specialize in editing ESL; able to grasp author’s
intent and harmonize with author’s voice
• InDesign: Proficient in typesetting and interior book design
• Manuscript preparation and eBook conversion for Kindle
and other formats
• Highly organized and detail-oriented
• Outstanding written and communication skills

Languages: N/A


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