I discovered my love for words at 10 when I was given a manual typewriter. However, shortly after high school, I started a family and abandoned my word-loving ways for more steady work in finance, earning a degree in accounting. Several years ago, I resumed my Word Nerd status as a freelance copy editor, proofreader, and writer of back-of-the-book and embedded indexes. I've completed many courses including UC Berkeley’s Indexing Theory and Application, and earned UCSD’s Specialized Certificate in Copyediting. I served as a judge for ACES 2020 Headline Contest, and am a member of the ASI (American Society of Indexers) Marketing Committee and its Key Words editorial board.
Organization, efficiency, attention to detail, and dependability are crucial skills for a copy editor/indexer and are among my strengths. I've worked on everything from daily local news, educational workbooks, and résumés, to self-improvement books, B2B, and hundreds of presentations for AWS (Amazon Web Services) re:Invent conferences. Using the style guide of your choice, I will ensure your piece shines.
I do not edit erotica, horror, political,
religious, or supernatural material.
My references attest to my determination to ensure complete satisfaction; I'm not happy unless they are happy. I take pride in helping my clients to produce the most streamlined and professional work possible.
I'm not happy unless you are happy.
As a lifelong California girl—currently residing with my family not too far from the Mexican border—I’m familiar with common US customs as well as the Latino culture.