Certification in professional editing

I have recently completed a two-year series of courses in professional editing at University of California, Berkeley, to update my copyediting, substantive editing, and proofreading skills. I am now officially seeking writing, editing, and content management work--contract, part-time, or full-time. I have years of nonprofit and ICT experience, so if you are looking for editing … Continue reading Certification in professional editing


The copyeditor’s typographic oath

I've been editing off and on for several years now, but I am going to be ramping up my freelance business over the next few months. Here is the sacred oath that all editors should strive to uphold (source: copyediting.com).

For writers who want to self-publish…

I've been reading a lot of self-published books lately for a freelance gig reviewing independently published books. I am not opposed to self-publishing. I think it's terrific that technology is allowing more writers to get their work out there and have the opportunity to be read. BUT... (you knew that was coming, right?) A lot … Continue reading For writers who want to self-publish…


Rule number 1 for self-publishers: Proofread!

In the last few years, services like Kindle Direct Publishing and  Lulu have made it incredibly easy for writers to self-publish, which I think is mostly a good thing for writers and readers. Self-publishing enables writers to build and audience and demonstrate their talents, and it puts more voices out there than ever before. Some terrific … Continue reading Rule number 1 for self-publishers: Proofread!