Attentiveness to the ways that small details accumulate and interact, creating meaning and beauty, is a key characteristic of writers. My goal as a proofreader and copy editor is to collaborate as closely as I can with you, to supplement your natural attentiveness and help you deliver prose that conveys your message and style as clearly and accurately as possible.
My editing work is strongly influenced by my training and experience in architecture and urban planning, fields in which attention to the smallest details and to the big picture must be balanced. As an editor, I help you to navigate the rules and guidelines that define good writing, to decide when they should applied or disregarded, and to make sure that the style and structure of your writing are supporting your overall vision.
As a freelance proofreader and copy editor, I have worked on a range of short story and novel-length fiction manuscripts as well as served as a proofreader for ARCADE and the Journal of Korean Studies.
Prior to this, I worked for over fifteen years in government and as an urban planning and design consultant, writing and editing a wide range of technical documents, including reports and policy papers, ordinances, presentation materials, press releases and public notices, and training manuals.