My editing career began in 2012, when I edited blog articles for small and medium-sized businesses. I started editing books in 2016, when I began work for Ooligan Press. I am most familiar with Chicago style, though I am comfortable navigating any style guide and adhering to its rules.
I've spent countless hours flipping through The Chicago Manual of Style, and I've developed a keen eye for errors and inconsistencies. Below is brief overview of my proofreading experience.
- At the Waterline by Brian K. Friesen: print proofread, pages 92–136
- At the Waterline by Brian K. Friesen: ebook proofread, chapters 1 and 2
- 50 Hikes in the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests by the Oregon Sierra Club: print proofread, maps and front and back matter
- Calendars and weekly planners for International Greetings USA, Inc.
I've had the honor of copyediting a broad variety of manuscripts for editing firm Elite Editing, for my copyediting class, and for Ooligan Press.
- 50 Hikes in the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests: introduction
- Untitled Maya Dusenbery Manuscript: chapters 2–4 (class exercise)
- Dozens of manuscripts written by authors self publishing on CreateSpace—genres ranging from romance to medical nonfiction
Developmental editing/Line Editing
One of the most fulfilling aspects of editing is helping an author express their intended message on a global and line level. Here are samples of developmental and line edits I've done in class and for Ooligan Press.
- 50 Hikes in the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests: introduction (collaborative DE)
- The Widmer Way: full manuscript (collaborative DE)
- Eat, Pray, Love: full manuscript (class exercise)