I offer a unique set of skills that allows me to tailor my services to your specific needs. Whether you need a conversational blog post, a researched article, or help cleaning up the content you already have, I can help you make sure your message is clear, concise, and coherent. I have a decade of experience in the health and wellness industry, and I specialize in works focusing on spirituality, health, wellness, and new age topics. However, I also greatly enjoy working on fiction manuscripts, particularly science fiction, mysteries, suspense, and fantasy.
Because providing samples from an author’s in-progress work is unethical, it can be difficult to show proficiency. Below are two sample edits, both done on an old blog post of mine that was never edited for content, grammar, consistency, or punctuation. I am always happy to perform a sample edit (up to five manuscript pages or 1,200 words) on a piece you provide or take an editing test as required by your publishing house.
New: December 2019. Copyedit of A Medium’s Memoir. This will include editing for clarity, coherency, consistency, and correctness. Will be editing to the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition. Author plans to self-publish.
Completed: Simple copyedit of the lyric book for the soon-to-be-released album Already Gone by Chris Titchner. I read the booklet focusing on consistency and clarity. I loosely followed the Chicago Manual of Style where appropriate, but deferred to conventions of poetry/lyrics and the artist’s personal style. Project completed December 2019.
Completed: A Medium’s Memoir. I provided line editing and some light developmental editing for this self-help/memoir of ~20,000 words. A style sheet was also developed for the client, who plans on self-publication. Project completed in September 2019.
Completed: Begin Your Editing Journey, an e-book produced by Editorial Arts Academy, During my internship, I helped research new entries, checked links for viability, and redesigned the layout for readability. Project completed in April 2019.
Ongoing: deep line/copy editing of a YA novel (~40,000 words) set in post-Civil War America. Editing to Chicago style, and developing a style sheet. The goal is to either have it self-published or submit to a vanity press. The time frame is open.
Pending Publication: Blog post for The Safety Team.
Ongoing: I have recently been hired to help ghostwrite a nonfiction book on addiction, spirituality, and fitness. This will be ongoing for the next several months.
Ongoing: writing my own self-help/memoir. Currently at 30,000+ words with the rough draft. The goal is self-publication.
Completed: multiple articles of varying lengths (1,200 to upwards of 3,000 words) for a comparative religion blog. Topics ranged from Catholicism, Buddhism, Protestantism, and more. The project was completed in July 2019.
Website and Social Media
New: project to start January 2020. Designing a new website for a local metaphysical store. Project will include graphic and web design work, content development, and editing of content already written.
Completed: Feldenkrais with Gillian Franks, a local Feldenkrais practitioner providing group and individual sessions in Chittenden County, Vermont. Wrote much of the content for the website, and edited the biography and first three blog posts. Reorganized and expanded website to include FAQ, Testimonials, Contact, and Blog sections. Redesigned site in GoDaddy to be easier to read, easier to navigate, and easier to find content. Project completed December 2019.
Completed: AcuWell Burlington, a local acupuncture practice providing traditional acupuncture, AcuFacial treatments, gentle massage, and cupping. Rewrote generic landing page content to more adequately reflect the personality and practice of the owner; wrote new treatment descriptions, added an FAQ section, and condensed the Services and New Patients info from an unwieldy drop-down menu to one page each. Added pictures as needed. Project completed in November 2019.
Completed: Pathfinders Energy Works, a wellness business focusing on health through energetic healing. Assisted in the copyediting of blog posts, provided written content for the Services section, and created a style sheet to help the owner maintain consistency for future blog posts. Project completed in April 2019.
Completed: Bashri Tribe, an ATS-style belly dance troupe in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Copyedited site content for inclusivity, consistency, and clarity. Provided alternative copy suggestions as appropriate, and gave recommendations regarding social media content. Project completed in March 2019.
Completed: McKenzie Business Services, a virtual bookkeeping and accounting business. Assisted in the composition of content to be used on LinkedIn and Facebook, including the owner’s bio and business description blurbs. The project was completed in April 2019.
Marketing and Graphic Design
Completed: Design of marketing flyer for the Safety Team. Worked with client to find appropriate color scheme, images, and content. Content derived from multiple sources. Used Canva for creation. Project completed December 2019.
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I am currently accepting clients. If you are interested in working with me, I encourage you to get in touch.