Kristin W
Editor #1599
Cambridge, MA
Joined 11/5/2016
3 Star Rating
928 Projects
Kristin has more than 10 years of experience editing a wide variety of written products, from succinct social media posts to in-depth policy reports. While she's adept at rooting out misspelled words and mistaken punctuation, her real talent is ensuring that even the most technical writing is clear and understandable to readers. She has provided editorial guidance and coaching to C-level executives, policy specialists, academics, students, and more.

Kristin's background is primarily in nonprofits and academia. As a communications manager, she has driven increased traffic and engagement via thoughtfully-constructed email blasts, blog posts, op-eds, speeches, video scripts, reports, brochures, and much more. Her writing has appeared in high-profile media outlets, including The New York Times, Foreign Policy, TIME, Pacific Standard, and Christian Science Monitor.

Kristin was editor-in-chief of PRAXIS, an academic journal published by Tufts University, and served on the editorial board of Building Peace, a digital magazine. She is proficient in the Chicago Manual of Style.
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Finance
Twitter Post
Women
Blog Post
Brochure
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Speech
Agriculture
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Specialties

Kristin specializes in making technical and policy-related writing more accessible, by freeing it from unnecessary jargon and revising sentence structure to improve readability. While her background is in writing/editing for policy and donor audiences, she is a quick learner who can adapt to different industries and formats.

Interests

Current events, marketing, nonprofits, higher education, food, travel, holistic wellness, books, writing, and more!

Non Profit

200 Projects Completed

Kristin has more than 10 years of experience editing for nonprofits. Among other things, she has written blog posts, email blasts, fundraising campaigns, donor collateral, brochures, research and policy reports, social media posts, white papers, conference summaries, and web pages. Most recently, her efforts contributed to a 120% increase in annual website visitors.

Women

100 Projects Completed

Kristin has published numerous articles and blog posts showcasing what women are doing around the world to advance gender equality. These have ranged from inspirational profiles and interviews to op-eds in high-profile media outlets such as TIME.

Politics

50 Projects Completed

Kristin has done substantive and line editing of dozens of policy memos and reports, including recommendations aimed at US and international governments. She has also edited op-eds and blog posts related to legislative advocacy.

Staffing

28 Projects Completed

Kristin has edited more than a dozen informational blog posts related to best practices in hiring and staffing.

Agriculture

20 Projects Completed

Kristin has written and edited dozens of blog posts, articles, and web pages related to the agricultural sector. These items were primarily related to rural life, sustainable agriculture, developments in farming, and challenges for farmers and rural communities.

Finance

10 Projects Completed

Kristin has edited several articles and blog posts related to impact investing, development finance, and the financial sector.

Construction

9 Projects Completed

Kristin has edited a 60,000+ word construction safety manual, as well as blog posts related to the construction industry.

Transportation

7 Projects Completed

Kristin has edited blog posts related to the transportation/trucking industries, including technical articles about licensing, informational articles about trucker mental health, and press releases about terminal expansion.

Blog Post

120 Projects Completed

Kristin has managed multiple high-traffic blogs. She sets the editorial direction and writes, commissions, and edits a steady stream of posts to ensure consistency of voice and message.

Twitter Post

100 Projects Completed

Kristin has managed a Twitter account that provides regular content to 4,000+ followers. She relishes being able to tell compelling stories in 140 characters or less, using appropriate keywords and hashtags for optimum engagement.

Web Page

50 Projects Completed

Kristin has managed content editing and updates for four CMS-based websites (Adobe GoLive and Wordpress). She has also created mini campaign sites in Squarespace. She has developed highly visual and interactive web pages, including quizzes.

Email Copy

50 Projects Completed

See "Newsletter Content" above. Kristin is well versed in editing email copy for general content curation/subscriber engagement, as well as specific fundraising or advocacy campaigns.

Newsletter Content

50 Projects Completed

Kristin has written and edited bi-weekly and bi-monthly email newsletters reaching almost 33,000 subscribers.

Facebook Post

50 Projects Completed

Kristin is well-versed in best practices for Facebook posting, including paid Facebook ads. For one video, her ad copy drove more than 12,000 views.

Article

21 Projects Completed

Kristin has written, ghostwritten, and edited dozens of articles for high-profile media outlets, including The New York Times, PRI.org, Foreign Policy, TIME, Pacific Standard, Christian Science Monitor, The Hill, The Week, YES! Magazine, Building Peace, Global Post, and more.

Grant/Proposal

20 Projects Completed

Kristin has written or edited grant proposals and donor reports for multiple nonprofit and higher education clients.

Speech

20 Projects Completed

Kristin has researched, written, and edited talking points for high-profile speeches given by C-level executives, policy specialists, and a former ambassador. She is adept at writing in different voices, and developing cadences that will resonate with an in-person audience.

Brochure

13 Projects Completed

Kristin has created or edited print and digital brochures, as well as other organizational collateral that describes the business model and theory of change. She can distill complex programs into concise and understandable language that converts readers to supporters.

Script/Video

10 Projects Completed

Kristin has written and edited scripts for several videos, including donor engagement videos, animated videos, and a video brochure.

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