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More About April
Hello there! I'm April, and I live in Phoenix, AZ. I've been an editor for about 8 years. I am a major nerd (I have a Lord of the Rings–related tattoo if that helps explain it...), and I stumbled across my passion for editing through an editorial internship in college many years ago. I've been hooked ever since. It makes me happy to make my clients happy, and I do my best to provide edits that help you present your ideas in the best way possible and that help you learn and grow as a writer in the process.
What types of documents do you enjoy editing the most?
My top two specialties are in personal statements/admissions materials and anything related to marketing. I have a background in higher ed and in management, and I have read a lot of resumes and personal statements in my day! I love helping students figure out how to make their unique qualifications, skillset, and background shine in an admission statement to any type of program. It's such a joy to help you discover how to present your best self while retaining your own personal voice. Don't let a personal statement overwhelm you! Even if all you've got is a (very) rough draft, I can help you find the areas where you can stand out and highlight the amazing qualifications you bring to the table. It can be hard to describe your whole life and background in one short statement, but I'll help you discern what sorts of information/experiences are most powerful to include. I can even help you with brainstorming if you're stuck! Additionally, I love helping clients produce copy that communicates the value of their product or service. I have a strong marketing background—running an Apple education store for many years is where I grew my knack for connecting to customers and clients with engaging content. Need help polishing your website? Writing a social media blurb? Making sure your blog post is relevant and exciting enough to reach more customers? I got you! Lastly, I have so much fun editing creative projects, especially young adult fiction! I also love anything related to journalism or poetry. But really, I just love editing in general, so it's a joy to work on any kind of document where I can help clients improve their writing and their own personal writing skills.
In what subject areas are you an expert?
Personal statements, literature, marketing, journalism, non-fiction, fiction, creative writing, music, grammar, and punctuation, and MLA, Chicago, AP, and APA styles.
What do you do when you’re not editing on Kibin?
My freelance business, Westmarch Editorial, keeps me busy, as does my job editing for a large government contractor. I also love playing guitar, singing, seeing live music, playing board games, and reading!
Best times to request this editor:
Every day (Monday to Sunday)
09:00am to 10:30pm
(This is not a guarantee of editor availability.)
I'm available just about anytime, but I'm most often working evenings and late nights!
Client Feedback and Praise
H April. Thank you for that very insightful commentary. I've always felt that my writing felt a bit "choppy" and monotonous so your suggestions really helped.
Thank you so much!
April gave me great feedback on my statement of purpose! It is clear that she has a lot of experience reviewing this type of writing. I think what I appreciated most of all is that she pointed out where in my essay I could add more detail. To give me an idea about what to write in these sections, she left several questions. It really took away any writer's block I previously had and made it easy to expand on what I had already written. Thank you so much April! I would definitely recommend this reviewer.
Thanks for taking your time and revising my essay!