Creative Editing Solutions for Schools and Businesses I have been a professional writer and editor for over twenty years, editing everything from highly technical product announcements to websites and corporate training manuals. For ten years, I taught high school and middle school English, creative writing, and publications. Think stacks of papers. Think editing creative writing anthologies. Think taking a magnifier to yearbook pages to make sure there isn’t a single error. In other words, I’m meticulous and detail-oriented. I bring creativity, experience, and a love for language to every project I take on, meeting my clients’ goals and deadlines with dedication and professionalism. My ear for tone and voice lends itself well to unifying copy written by multiple authors, whether for a website, training manual, or school curriculum, as well as rooting out plagiarism in materials submitted by outside sources that would have caused embarrassment or legal troubles. You may have noticed that I’m a fan of the Oxford comma, but I’m also a pro at applying house style, so if you prefer the American standard, no sweat. Under my guidance, Parker School’s yearbook won first and/or second place awards in the Copy & Captions, Photography, Adobe Photoshop Illustration, and Overall Book categories in Herff Jones Publishing’s Hawaii contest all three years we entered, along with yearly awards for meeting all deadlines. In other words, when I take on a project, I give it everything I’ve got, aiming not just to meet, but to exceed, your highest expectations. Scroll down for more about the types of projects I take on, or jump on over to my contact page and tell me about your project. TESTIMONIALSWhat my editing clients say. I hired Gillian to edit content for the redesign of a major international corporate website end-to-end. She has top notch editing skills and writes with flair and grace. She’s also very organized and a delight to work with. She comes highly recommended!Tom Atwood, Strategy, Marketing & Branding ConsultantGillian gave me great support with my training materials that was current, helpful and ultimately critical to the success of the project. I would enthusiastically recommend her services to others!Kathryn Freitas, Former Leadership Consultant, Impact Change, Inc.Gillian’s understanding of differences in authors’ voices enables her to edit work created by multiple contributors into a single, coherent document, a highly valuable skill in academia.Judith Schwartzstein, Former Director of Public Affairs, Sarah Lawrence CollegeI speak English as a second language, so I wanted to be sure the website descriptions for my apartment rental were written well, in proper English. Gillian did a great job. Ever since we uploaded the descriptions, my apartment has been booked solid!Daniela Penitenti, Owner, Green Mango 'Ohana vacation rentalACADEMIC, NONPROFIT & CORPORATE MARKETINGCreation of one-sheets, brochures, newsletters and other marketing collateral from web copy and other sources.WEBSITE COPYUnification of content from multiple contributors with consistent voice, house style, and formatting. Copywriting to fill gaps and create transitions. End-to-end proofreading and copyediting.K-12 SCHOOL CURRICULAUnification of lesson plans from multiple sources to create a single cohesive curriculum. Attention to proper quotation, paraphrasing, and attribution of sources.TRAINING MANUALS AND SOPsCreation and editing of employee training manuals and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).NON-NATIVE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLEANUPRemediation of grammatical, stylistic, and idiomatic errors and stilted, awkward, confusing copy to get your message across clearly and fluently.GRANTSGrant writing and editing for nonprofits and academic institutions.Karen Thompson WalkerMy editing process feels like a form of play, like a puzzle that needs solving, and it's one of the most satisfying parts of writing.Got a project you think will be a fit? Drop me a line at my contact page.