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Greater Seattle Area

I am an award-winning writer with a Master's Degree in English, and 17 years' experience as an editor. I provide developmental, substantive, and copy editing services, in addition to proofreading and fact-checking. I have extensive experience editing various content, including novels, technical manuals, magazine copy, websites, and academic papers.

Additionally, I have taught English Composition at the collegiate level, and edited for a large software company for eleven years. I am highly proficient in grammar, language, and some linguistics, and work well collaboratively or independently. My continual thirst for knowledge and new learning opportunities means that I am constantly searching for that new idea and experience that will enable me to learn and grow as an editor and writer.

My second passion is writing. Currently, I have published two novels (under the name M.L. Harveland), the first of which won first place in the IndieReader Discovery Award: Paranormal category at the 2012 BookExpo America in New York, NY.

coaching, copyediting, developmental editing, fact-checking, line editing, proofreading, research, substantive editing, web editing, writing
articles/essays, books (fiction), books (nonfiction), business/corporate communications, educational materials, marketing communications, reference works, websites/blogs/social media
arts/leisure, biography/memoir, children/young adult, computers/IT, environment/nature, food/cooking, gardening, history, human/social sciences, humanities, literary fiction, mystery/thriller, religion/spirituality, science fiction/fantasy, self-help, travel
APA (American Psychological Association), Chicago (The Chicago Manual of Style), MLA (Modern Language Association)
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