word nerd for hire

Professional writer, editor, and proofreader since 2000

WORK SAMPLES

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My style
I work within your voice and style to present you and your business in your own best words.

My drive
Being a writer makes me a better copy editor, because I know how it feels to have my words tweaked. Writing is my passion, my art, and my business. I want you to look your absolute best in writing.

My experience
I was an assignment editor at Wired News during the first dot-com boom, and I loved it. I produced and co-hosted the proto-podcast, Wired News Audio Spin. I have worked for media companies, tech companies, advertising and marketing agencies, and individuals. My MO is always the same: make the words work for the story, the reader, and the client.

COPY EDITING and PROOFREADING

  • Proofread advertising and marketing decks for national consumer campaigns
  • Copy edit ad decks, websites, apps, videos, and presentations
  • Copy edit and fact-check instruction manuals and internal communications

AGENCY WORK

SHORT-FORM WRITING

Tag lines for a fashion professional
Blurbs and jacket copy for my book

LONG-FORM WRITING

I am adept at adopting a person’s voice, to convey both personal and professional messages. Much of the professional writing I have done is under NDA, including public statements and white papers, but here are some pieces I can share:

Clean Energy
I wrote this voter outreach packet advocating for San Francisco to procure its energy from renewable sources.

Jane Kim for School Board
I wrote this booklet for winning San Francisco School Board candidate Jane Kim.

Milton Marks for City College Board
I wrote this informative voter outreach guide for Commissioner Marks’ successful reelection campaign.

CREATIVE WRITING

I have a separate page for that.