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.



Creation of one-sheets, brochures, newsletters and other marketing collateral from web copy and other sources.


Unification 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.


Unification of lesson plans from multiple sources to create a single cohesive curriculum. Attention to proper quotation, paraphrasing, and attribution of sources.


Creation and editing of employee training manuals and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).


Remediation of grammatical, stylistic, and idiomatic errors and stilted, awkward, confusing copy to get your message across clearly and fluently.


Grant writing and editing for nonprofits and academic institutions.

Karen Thompson Walker

My 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.

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