Pendley's Pro Editing
Although I have an accounting degree, the written word is my first love. I was hooked from the time I completed a Writer’s Digest course long ago, but other things got in the way. I have a 15-year background in business, primarily banking and finance, but also have experience in real estate and property management. While working in those fields, colleagues often called me a “word nerd” but now I have fully embraced it! I’ve taken several editing courses, have earned a Specialized Certificate in Copyediting at UCSD and have completed UC Berkeley’s course Indexing: Theory and Application.
Being very organized, efficient, detail-oriented, and dependable are crucial skills for a copy editor and indexer and are my strengths. Over the past few years, I’ve worked on everything from e-magazines, educational workbooks, and resumes, to self-improvement books, B2B, and hundreds of presentations for Amazon Web Services re:Invent conferences. Employing the style guide of your choice, I will ensure your piece shines.
My references attest to my determination to accept nothing but perfection in my work. I take pride in helping my clients to produce the most streamlined, easily accessible, and professional work possible. I’m not happy unless you are happy.
Born and bred a California girl currently residing with my family not too far from the Mexican border, I’m quite familiar with common U.S. customs and practices as well as the Latino culture.
I do not read, edit, or index religious, supernatural, erotica, horror, or political material.
Business phone: 760-977-8809
Years in the field: 5
Years freelancing: 4