Heather Pendley

Pendley's Pro Editing

I discovered my love for words at 10 when I was given a manual typewriter. However, shortly after high school, I started a family and abandoned my word-loving ways for more steady work in finance, earning a degree in accounting. Several years ago, I resumed my Word Nerd status as a freelance copy editor, proofreader, and writer of back-of-the-book and embedded indexes. I’ve completed many courses including UC Berkeley’s Indexing Theory and Application, and earned UCSD’s Specialized Certificate in Copyediting. I also served as a judge for ACES 2020 Headline Contest, and proofread the American Society of Indexers quarterly bulletin Key Words.

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 ensure complete satisfaction. 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.

As a lifelong California girl—currently residing with my family not too far from the Mexican border—I’m familiar with common US customs as well as the Latino culture.

I do not read, edit, or index religious, supernatural, erotica, horror, or political material.

Imperial, CA

Business phone: 760-977-8809

Email: pendleysproediting@gmail.com


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Years in the field: 6
Years freelancing: 5


Heather Pendley