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I have a different perspective gained from my life experience, a very wide reading of more than fifty years, and of course my academic training. I am naturally impatient with anything short of the best I can do; I feel impelled to keep after a project until it is done to my satisfaction.
I have been freelance writing for over four years, but my real passion lies in editing. I enjoy helping people adapt their thoughts into writing that is grammatically correct and easy for the reader to understand. I have worked on graduate theses, personal memoirs, marketing copy, website content and more. I am familiar with MLA, APA and Chicago styles and am happy to pick up new systems as needed. I have experiences in tutoring and writing, as well as other skills. I am happy to work with people who are hoping to not just have their writing fixed, but learn something about how to write better.
Most cops started out wanting to be cops, and if they went to college, studied criminal justice or something related to it. I have a master's degree in criminal justice and taught it in colleges for seven years, but my bachelor's degree is in molecular biology. That science education has allowed me to write about technology from the perspective or a practitioner who understands (or can be made to understand) the theory behind what makes the technology work. Most public relations people have their marketing folks talk to police writers about new products. I always ask to speak to "the geek," the engineer or product manager who built the product. I learn a lot more from them, and am able to give my readers a better understanding of the benefits and limits of the technology they are considering for purchase. Many law enforcement vendors are looking to make the sale to the big agency--the LAPD, NYPD or other organization with thousands of cops. The managers of those agencies have their own tech people to do research for them, and don't read my work. I'm writing for the roughly 15,000 chiefs and sheriffs who have fewer than 25 cops in their department. For those people, *I* am the the tech guy. They depend on me to give them the straight scoop on what is worthwhile and what is crap.
I am attempting to start my own book editing business. I love books, grammar and spelling. This is what I love to do.
I have a variety of talents that include technical writing and editing, instructional design and web content development.
I love writing, and I love helping people say what they want to say in their writing. If you have a piece of writing that needs edited or rewritten, I'd love to work with you!