Out of all the freelance editors on the internet, why hire me?

I am a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association, and I have completed their courses in Copyediting and Developmental Editing of Fiction.

Unlike most editors, my educational background tends toward the technical. I earned my bachelor's degree in mathematics at Virginia Tech, where I learned to pay close attention to the logical implications of language.

The years I spent working in a bookstore (as a bookseller and then a junior manager) exposed me to the ground-level realities of publishing: you're up against more competition than you can imagine, but most of it could have used another round of editing before it hit the shelves.

Studying several foreign languages (including Spanish, Russian, Japanese, and German) in and out of school has deepened my understanding of grammar: the who/whom distinction, for example, makes much more sense when one's used to languages in which all nouns decline.

I'm familiar with a wide variety of text editors and word processors, so I can capably edit your content in whatever state it's in, whether that's a Word document, a WordPress site, or raw HTML.

But most importantly, I'm a writer, too. I've written my way into (and revised my way out of) just about every mistake your manuscript might contain. Through years of evaluating my own work and that of others, in writing courses and workshops, I've developed a keen eye for where a piece can be improved.

And, what's more, I've stood in your shoes as an edit-seeker. I know how much of you has gone into your manuscript. I know how badly you want it to become the best it can be, no matter how much editing and rewriting that takes.

I'm here to guide you through the process.

Let's get started.

Wait, what does my manuscript need?

Say, do you have a resume?