I’m an experienced, certified copyeditor with a background in developing high-performing web copy and in editing literary fiction and non-fiction.
I prefer to work in humanities publications and in literary or translation editing, but I’ve been hired for a wide variety of roles: interviewing/reporting, developing features and publicity pieces, editorial selection and developmental manuscript editing, and, in one case, indexing.
I have a passion for language and intellectual organization. I majored in critical theory and translation, and I’ve developed and taught academic curriculum at the college level. I also hold a Hungarian language certificate from Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, CEFR B2, so I hope my days of losing jobs because I don’t speak Hungarian are finally over.
I’ve worked as a freelance writer and interviewer for two weeklies, I’ve written advertising and promotional copy, and over the last two years I’ve managed several large-scale copy projects through my current contract at August Creative, a women- and minority-led creative agency in Washington’s South Sound.
I’ve worn a number of other hats—from commercial fishing, agricultural semi driving, and farming, to bartending—which has given me a generous and compassionate perspective on the world, and I bring this perspective and open flexibility to all my writing and editing projects.
Years in the field: 5
Years freelancing: 3