Portfolio

I have edited over a hundred books and written ad copy and training materials for clients such as Microsoft, Corel, Novell, and Provo Craft as a freelance writer for BrainStorm. I specialize in editing cookbooks, organizing personal histories, and writing training materials.

Below is a sampling of the types of projects I work on. 

Writing

As a freelance writer for BrainStorm (an official partner of Microsoft, Novell, Corel, and GWAVA) since 2008, Ive crafted a wide variety of training materials.
                                                                                   
Gypsy User Manual

Quick Start Cards

Blog posts for The Productivity Hub,
a Microsoft TechNet blog
QuickHelp video scripts

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Technical Editing

Editing high-level content with complicated tables and graphics doesn’t phase me. As an editorial intern at the Western North American Naturalist academic journal, I managed the academic review process, edited, formatted visuals, and oversaw the journals printing and distribution. Since then, creating and editing computer software training materials has been my bread and butter.
      
GWAVA manual
     
   Academic journal
 
Thesis

Non-Fiction Editing
Blatant mistakes in a resume, blog, website, brochure, or book scream that its not professional, either because you dont know or dont care that its there. But theres a whole world beyond just misspellings and misplaced commasI can edit whatever youve written to heighten focus and readability.
          
Resumes
  
Blogs and websites
  
Personal histories

Cookbooks
Beyond Oatmeal
  
   Stick of Butter Cookbook
  
   Girlfriends on the Go

Self-Improvement and Instruction   
It's Okay to Take a Nap
    
     LDS Card Designs
      
Winning the War Against Debt

Fiction Editing 
Aspiring or experienced author? I started my career as an in-house editor for Cedar Fort Publishers. Managing books through the publication process from first edit to final product and working closely with authors has given me plenty of experience with every stage of the book production process.

Novels          
          
Heaven Scent
     
On a Whim
The Crayon Messages

Childrens Books         
The Apple Trees of Tschlin
Teeny Tiny Talks