About Me

I am an experienced copy editor with expertise in a broad range of areas, including academia, journalism, law, nonprofit communications, business, and others. A lifelong grammar nerd, I have always been passionate about the written word. This has translated into years of successful experience turning rough drafts into complete, well-crafted pieces of writing. See my portfolio for some examples of my work.

 
​Experience​
SmartPigai
Freelance Editor

​2018 - present

 

​Edit articles by Chinese scholars for submission to top international journals in a variety of academic fields.

The China Guide
Digital Content Editor

Beijing, China, ​2018 - present

 

​Edit digital content, including blog, social media content, and website, for a leading travel agency in China.

Wordvice
Freelance Editor

​2018 - present

 

​Edit academic papers, dissertations, admissions essays, recommendation letters alone for universities, research institutions, and individuals.

 

Study.com
Content Creator

​2016 - 2017

 

Created engaging online lessons for Study.com's vast network of users​

Hudson Legal Group
Senior Editor

Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2015 - 2017

 

Served as a frontline resource for a portfolio of over 200 clients; supervised a team of legal writers, including managing project deadlines and editing legal documents for U.S. immigration petitions.​

Watching America
Editor

2014 - 2016

 

Edited articles translated from several languages that reflect foreign perspectives of the U.S.; managed a group of 12-15 translators.

West African College of the Atlantic
English Teacher

Dakar, Senegal, 2013

 

Taught English to 6th-8th grade Senegalese students as part of a language immersion program, focusing on four basic language learning components: grammar, writing, speaking, and dictation/hearing.

Education
University of Denver
M.A., International Human Rights

​2011 - 2013

 

  • Concentration in International Administration and Law

  • Graduate Student Association

  • Sexual Assault Survivor Advocate Network

  • ESL Conversation Partner

 

 

Kalamazoo College
B.A. (honors), French Language and Literature

​2007 - 2011

 

  • Minor in English Literature​

  • Concentration in African Studies

  • Received the O.M. Allen Prize for best-written first-year essay

  • Studied abroad in Dakar, Senegal (2009-10)

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