Skills and Experience

Skills and Experience

Editorial and Design Skills and Proficiencies

  • Substantive editing, line editing, copy editing, and proofreading
  • Manuscript evaluation
  • Interior design using InDesign
  • Word formatting for Print on Demand, e-book, or manuscript submission
  • Transcribing, typing, manuscript preparation
  • Style manuals: Chicago Manual of Style, APA, MLA, Turabian, AP, Blue Book
  • Software: Word, Scrivener, Acrobat, InDesign, WordPerfect, Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel

Editorial Training

  • Don’t Assume Anything: Practical Fact-Checking, workshop with Lisa Gold (
  • Manuscript Critique and Evaluation, webinar with Greg Ioannou
  • Story Tailors, fiction editing workshop with Mia Lipman (
  • Start Fiction Editing, online course with Sophie Playle (
  • Copyediting Fiction, Editcetera correspondence course (
  • Book Mapping, EFA course with Heidi Fiedler
  • E-Editing PDFs, EFA course with Adrienne Montgomerie
  • E-Editing Word, EFA course with Adrienne Montgomerie
  • Editors and e-Books, EFA course
  • Developmental Editing, Author-Editor Clinic course with Barbara Sjoholm (
  • Proofreading workshop, University of Washington
  • Certificate in Editing, University of Washington

Work with Independent Authors

  • Copy edit Sahar and the Seven Dudes, a novel by Peg Cheng
  • Copy edit Punk and Zen, Part Two, a novel by JD Glass (, (to be self-published as a reissue, 2018)
  • Copy edit Fire Fall, a novel by JD Glass (to be self-published, 2018)
  • Digital conversion of newspaper articles, edit, and design of Life in the Out Lane by Sharon Kant-Rauch (self-published, 2017)
  • Copy edit Compassionate Healing, a guide to practitioners of cranialsacral therapy by Heather Islander (
  • Manuscript evaluation and copy edit The Transmigrant, a novel by Kristi Saare Duarte (self-published, 2017)
  • Manuscript evaluation, copy edit, and format Grace, a script by JD Glass and Kris Dresen ( (work in progress)
  • Manuscript evaluation and copy edit Jesse, a novella by Deborah Berger (work in progress)
  • Manuscript evaluation, Heal, a novel by Emily Sarah Hurtin (work in progress)
  • Manuscript evaluation, When a Warm Wind Blows, a novel by Glenn Davis (work in progress)
  • Line edit and copy edit You Are A Classic, a self-help guide by Fredrick E. Manning (self-published, 2017)
  • Line edit and copy edit American Strength, a self-help guide by Brandon DiNovi ( (self-published, 2016)
  • Copy edit Nonprofit Leadership: How To Be Mother Teresa with an MBA, interviews with nonprofit leaders by Nancy Burkhalter, Ph.D. (self-published, 2015)
  • Copy edit and interior design of The Contenders, a middle grade novel by Peg Cheng ( (self-published, 2015)
  • Line edit and copy edit Dreaming Spokane, a novel by Crystal Kurz (self-published, 2015)
  • Copy edit, Vampire Adjuncts and Vampire Business, two novellas by I. Christie ( (self-published, 2014)
  • Proofread No Fixed Address, a memoir by Heather Morgan (self-published, 2013)
  • Proofread A Piece of Meat, a screenplay by Ryan Furlong (Fenian
  • Line edit and copy edit The Mystic Crown of Ra, a children’s book by D.W. Pederson (work in progress)
  • Proofread Una Cita en Santiago, a novella by Gail Chiarello
  • Copy edit Hands-On Therapy, a novella by T.L. Watson (self-published, 2014)
  • Manuscript evaluation, Going Back, a novella by T.L. Watson
  • Digital conversion of two hard-copy manuscripts to electronic format for a novel in progress

Work with Publishers, Editorial and Production Services, and Businesses

  • Copy edit/proofread series of novels (Red LightFirst BloodGlass Lions, Punk Like Me) by JD Glass, published as rereleases by Ylva Publishing (
  • Copy edit blogs and articles for Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc, (
  • Copy edit (with Brandon Lafave), Pink Fish Press (The End of the City)
  • Proofread for Girl Friday Productions (
  • Copy edit for Booktrope ( (A Medical Affair)
  • Proofread for Booktrope (The Soured EarthThe Secrets of CasanovaUnsettled Spirits, “Tightrope”)

Other Work History and Background

  • Administrative Assistant, U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services, 2005-2018
  • Co-owner and Administrative Manager, Pop-A-Lock® NW, 1997-2007
  • Family Law Paralegal, Foster Pepper & Shefelman, 1996-2000
  • Family Law Paralegal and Legal Assistant, Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson, 1992-1996
  • Word Processing Supervisor, Florida Board of Bar Examiners, 1990-1992
  • Owner, A+ Typing and Word Processing, 1985-1990

Professional Associations


  • Bachelor of Arts degree, English, Florida State University, graduated with honors
  • Certificate in Editing, University of Washington
  • Paralegal Certificate, National Academy for Paralegal Studies