Fearless DIYer. Clumsy fly-fisherman. Americana enthusiast: back-road road trips, divey diners, neon, vintage travel trailers. Industrial detritus. Stingrays > Mustangs. Donuts.
I’m a tech-savvy language professional with a strong background in editing, proofreading, journalism, and higher-ed. My focus in the past couple of years has been editing business writing in the financial industry. Click here for a printable copy of this page.
In print and online, I’ve also worked on most aspects of media production in increasingly responsible roles: writing, editing, designing, wire selection, directing coverage of breaking news. I’ve developed and maintained stylebooks, led copy-editing teams on special projects, and created and managed online content, including social media. I’m comfortable in multiple publishing and content-management systems: Quark, InDesign, WordPress, OnSet, HTML, and the Microsoft Office suite, including Word, with Track Changes. If I don’t know it, I can learn it. In addition to sharp critical thinking and precision editing, I was well-respected for creative and compelling headlines and display copy.
I’ve taught several college and university courses: beginning and intermediate composition, business English, and a 300-level journalism course. I’ve worked with individual writers, most of whom were non-native English speakers, as a writing coach at Mesa Community College. During my teaching career, several of my students’ works have been published; I was chosen to lead a freshman orientation roundtable discussion on ethics; and I was a student selection for outstanding teacher in Fall 1999.
In Colorado Springs, I helped create Oinkety, a local lifestyle blog that won an editor’s choice award in the Independent’s annual Best of the Springs edition in 2010. We were picked third by readers. I also built the website for Pink Kitty Studios, a glamour and boudoir photography studio.
Financial copy editor, Internet Content Services, Equities, 2013-present
The Gazette, Colorado Springs
Deputy News Editor, 2006-2012