Sydney is a wonderful resource on this site! Intelligent, funny, irreverent, and witty. She's everything I've been looking for in an editor for quite some time. I look forward to having a long professional relationship with her.
I am a clinical and forensic psychologist; however, I have an extensive amount of editing experience spanning 24 years. At age 12, I became a weekly writer for The Long Beach Press Telegram, a newspaper in California with a current daily circulation of 75,000. I worked as a contributor for four years and then became a features and entertainment editor for Chapman University's student newspaper for four years. (My undergrad degree is English with an emphasis in Journalism). I edited for Teen magazine and All About You in 1999. Since that time, I have edited over 50 dissertations and countless court documents, reports, assessments, and am the editor for death penalty mitigation reports for the state of Oregon. I have also been a university writing tutor.
Even when I'm reading for pleasure, words not used correctly or in the right context jump out at me. The last 4 books I have read had errors in them. To me, it mars the credibility of the author and is unacceptable.
I am an avid reader of all things written and have experience drafting, proofreading and editing legal documents. I have over 15 years experience in the legal field and have experience in documenting reasons for edits as well as researching and documenting items in both the legal and private sector.
I take great pleasure from seeing a job done well. I know how important it is that your thoughts be presented tot he world in a concise, complete and correct manner in order to leave the best impression possible.
I have many years of writing, editing, and proofreading experience. I don't do this full-time but will take on tasks from time to time based on size, scope, and pricing. Being as this is not my full-time occupation, I can work on projects one at a time and dedicate myself to that task.
With 20 years of serving top-tier clients, I provide writing, editing, translation and proofreading services in English and Spanish.
I am versed in creative copywriting, brochures, video scripts, speeches, press releases, Q&As, messaging, web content and others.
If you need material for an article, web site, ezine, essay etc, but don't have the time to do the research, let me do it for you. I also provide proofreading for websites etc. If you are looking for a job, a home, a car or anything else, just give us the specifics and let us do the work for you.