I moved from Los Angeles to the rural resort area of Door County, WI, 17 years ago and have greatly enjoyed freelance editing. My experience includes being Exec. Editor of a national consumer magazine and two beauty industry trade magazines (including a German/UK version). I've edited fiction/nonfiction books, written everything from Springsteen concert reviews to Congressional testimony, and I worked for actor/activist Ed Asner for 18 years as his speechwriter and Sr VP of Development. I have expertise in all writing styles (including MLA, APA, AP, Chicago, CSE, AMA, British English, Harvard referencing, etc.) and specialize in ESL clients.
What types of documents do you enjoy editing the most?
I'm partial to medical documents because I've always been interested in medicine and science. I truly enjoy working on longer projects, such as theses and dissertations, where you can watch the entire paper take shape (and learn something along the way, too).
In what subject areas are you an expert?
I know quite a bit about a number of subjects, but I don't claim to be an expert in any specific area. One important quality in an editor is research - if I don't know something, I do know how to find it!
What do you do when you’re not editing on Kibin?
Living in a resort area, there's always plenty to do. Our peninsula (the "thumb" of Wisconsin) has more coastline, more lighthouses, and more acres of state parks than any county in the country. I work part-time at my church and am involved with village committees. I've always loved cats and currently have five "fur children" who critique my work daily.
Enjoy all subjects, editing for professional or novice writers
Client Feedback and Praise
Thank you so much for your review! This will help me a lot.
This was great. Thanks again.
No problems at all. A fine edit. Thank you so much.
I did not see any substantial change in the article such as re-structuring of sentences or similar. I was expecting some changes in the writing in order to improve its clarity and simplicity. This aspect is what I liked the least.
Also, I agree that I missed the hyphen when talking about an 18.6-year signal. I thank the editor for adding it, but again, she only did it in some parts of the text, not being consistent.
I understand that in 24 hours you can't do wonders but that's why I'm paying a higher price, right? I didn't find it a very thorough job for how expensive it is.
There is no need to format the text with different fond type or size, which just generated a lot of extra noises for the edits.