I'm a Chicago-based freelance editor and writer with 19 years of publishing industry experience. I began my career in educational publishing and continue to work with many wonderful clients. I work in several styles including AP, APA, Chicago, MLA, and Turabian, and specialize in academic editing, educational publishing, assessment writing, and web writing.
I help students use precise language and impeccable grammar as the foundation for building strong paragraphs. I’ve edited hundreds of dissertations, theses, and academic essays. My specialties include editing personal statements and working with students who speak English as a second language. I also provide stellar reference and document formatting using APA, Chicago, MLA, and Turabian.
My clients have included McGraw-Hill, McDougal Littell, Symmetry, Kepos Media, and Thomas Riggs and Company. In addition to editing several middle and high school literature and science programs, I've edited content for the Gale Cengage Literature of Society Series, Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices, St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, and more. I work with XML, InDesign, and K-4.
I write precise, challenging standards-based questions using Bloom’s taxonomy and Webb’s depth of knowledge. My areas of expertise are biology, earth science, history, literature, and political science. Some of the titles I’ve written questions for include McGraw-Hill’s Common Core Achieve program, American Government, American History, and US: A Narrative History.
I work with individuals and organizations to write clear, powerful copy for their websites, social media, and e-mail communications. Some of the organizations I’ve worked with are Rotary International and the Legal Marketing Association. My areas of expertise include Sharepoint and Constant Contact. I also specialize in creating AP-based style guides customized to your brand.