Content Development/Instructional Design
I’m available as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in these areas: Media Studies, Mass Communication, Public Relations, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, Sustainability, Qualitative Research Methods, and Marketing Communications. I hold a PhD in Communication (University of Colorado, Boulder).
I am an Instructional Designer/Project Manager, holding a Master’s of Science in Technical Communications (Colorado State University, Ft. Collins), and have more than a decade of experience in higher education.
- articles for trade or consumer press
- white papers
- press releases
Also called developmental editing, this is substantive editing analyzing the quality and depth of the material, be it for a website, article, brochure, or book. It’s common for a content editor to perform rewrites and revisions, even conducting additional research to help bridge gaps in logic or substance.
Copy editing and proofreading
Copy editors focus on smoothing grammar and syntax, correcting spelling and punctuation, checking consistency of usage and styles, and ensuring presentation of material is logical and readable.
Proofreading occurs as the final check before a piece goes to production, looking for glaring errors such as typos or spelling.
I’m familiar with most of the major style guides including AMA, AP, APA, Chicago, MLA.
Academic Writing & Editing
Writing, content editing, copy editing, proofreading, indexing, and fact checking for:
- journal articles
- books (nonfiction and academic)
- white papers
- websites and blogs
- proposals and grants
- presentations: lecture and slides
- references and citations