Elizabeth T
Editor #2032
Newburyport, MA
Joined 3/29/2017
3 Star Rating
4,166 Projects
Elizabeth T. is a professional editor with experience combing for errors in online catalog copy, websites, landing pages, how-to articles, white papers, blog posts and more. She is an expert blogger with a knack for breaking down complex topics into friendly, easily-digestible posts. With a Renaissance woman's interest in all forms of creative expression and human interest, she loves to dig into research for fact-checking for editing projects. Her broad knowledge base elevates her work for clients and makes their projects sing.

Elizabeth holds a master's degree in English and creative writing. In addition to publishing short fiction and poetry, she is also an accomplished writer of academic white papers and research projects. She puts this experience to good use as a developmental editor for both academic and fiction writers. She has also punched up both commercial and comedic video scripts to make them pithy and entertaining. Her skill in injecting humor and humanity into her clients' work is particularly sought after.

Elizabeth T. is a certified educator with 18 years of classroom experience teaching English and Spanish at all levels, from kindergarten to college. She has published multiple curricula and white papers for school districts as well as parent-friendly articles and blog posts. Her years of experience working with writers of all levels have made her sympathetic reader, and she excels at working alongside writers, not as an adversary.

In addition to her work as an editor, Elizabeth is a master gardener with over 15 years of experience growing food using sustainable methods. She has written about her adventures and offered advice about organic gardening, food preservation, cooking, frugal living, DIY projects and travel on her lifestyle blog since 2011.
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Specialties

Organic gardening (fruits, vegetables, ornamentals)
Raising chickens
Beekeeping
Sustainable living
Food
Cooking
Recipe writing
DIY
Interior design
Home improvement
Real estate
Musical theater
Education (pedagogy, curriculum, policy, parenting)
Home and office organization
Personal finance
Literary criticism
Fiction and poetry
Spanish language

Interests

Art and culture
Music
Theater
Literature
Politics
History
Architecture
Travel
Figure skating
Linguistics

Garden

500 Projects Completed

Elizabeth T. is a master gardener with over 15 years of experience growing food using sustainable methods. She also edits her own blog about organic gardening, beekeeping, raising chickens, food preservation, cooking, frugal living and flower arranging. Recent assignments have included articles for a major Canadian communications company and a start-up food website.

Food

300 Projects Completed

Elizabeth T. grows most of her own food, so she’s a total pro when it comes to the seasonal and slow-food movements. She has edited recipes, blog posts about local food scenes and articles about cooking techniques for a range of clients. She can also test and write original recipes and has been known to wax poetic about the virtues of a homegrown tomato.

Education

201 Projects Completed

Elizabeth T. is a certified K-12 English and Spanish teacher with 18 years of classroom teaching and professional curriculum writing experience. She has taught every grade from kindergarten to college and has written about language acquisition, executive functioning, and organizational techniques, most recently for an ed tech startup as well as a major communications company. She has written and edited multiple curricula and white papers for school districts as well as parent-friendly articles and blog posts about everything from test preparation tips to advice for calming nerves before a recital.

Home Living

200 Projects Completed

Elizabeth T. has renovated two homes and has extensive experience in DIY carpentry, soft goods and home decor projects. She has also worked as a designer and organizational consultant for individuals and schools. Her experience leads her to be able to fact check claims and clean up how-to pieces for total clarity.

Travel

200 Projects Completed

Elizabeth T. is a passionate traveler who seeks out authentic and affordable cultural experiences. As a fluent Spanish speaker, she is especially well-versed in backpacking the Spanish-speaking world, including Spain, Mexico and Costa Rica. Other favorite countries include England, Wales and Portugal. She has criss-crossed the U.S. and has a soft spot for hiking in the national parks as well.

Kids/Family

150 Projects Completed

As a teacher and a parent, Elizabeth T. has learned a lot about raising kids and keeping them happy and healthy. She can translate education and medical jargon for parents and handle the ups and downs of parenting with humor and understanding. She has edited many blog posts offering advice and anecdotes as well as more formal articles about educational topics.

Real Estate

100 Projects Completed

Elizabeth T. put the romance in romance copy that sells houses and neighborhoods. Her love of architecture and interior design combined with her knowledge of construction are valuable assets in the real estate field. She also loves to help clients create content that adds value for buyers looking to learn more about their new hometown.

Consumer Goods

100 Projects Completed

Elizabeth is a pro at editing catalog copy to streamline style and voice. She helps writers succinctly describe a product's features and make it appealing without descending into the word soup that so many online product descriptions suffer from.

Finance

75 Projects Completed

Elizabeth T. is a math whiz who loves the ins and outs of personal finance. She has a strong interest in frugal living and early retirement and has contributed to many personal finance blogs. She also documented her own adventures in frugality in the “Trim the Fat Tuesday” series on her lifestyle blog and frequently fact checks personal finance pieces.

Green Living

50 Projects Completed

When it comes to green living, Elizabeth T. walks the walk with her organic gardening practices. She has also edited work about reducing energy consumption and has researched a number of environmental issues for her clients. Though climate change is serious, she can keep readers interested in making change while eliminating shades of preachiness when required.

Relationships

50 Projects Completed

Elizabeth T. has no-nonsense advice about living and working with others, but she can deliver it with a smile. She has edited blog posts about marriage and parenting that focus on the everyday conflicts, but she also is happy to fact-check and make sure that research and statistics are easy to digest.

Women

40 Projects Completed

Elizabeth T. is a feminist with a sense of humor. She’s equally comfortable editing pieces about serious social issues as she is teasing readers about their first-world problems. She has published articles in online women’s magazines about a wide range of subjects and loves to inject a certain level of snark into her blogging for women.

Humor

30 Projects Completed

Whether you need a lighthearted tone or something dripping with snark, Elizabeth T. can make sure your readers laugh. She enjoys peppering blog posts with humor and punching up existing material to make it funny. She has doctored comedy scripts and recently worked with a client to create niche, tongue-in-cheek press releases to help his business stand out.

Construction

28 Projects Completed

Elizabeth T. has worked with marketing departments of major manufacturers to publish stories highlighting products and services. She has also developed landing pages and SEO blog posts for small business owners focusing on construction services and materials. Past clients have included outdoor concrete services, window suppliers and a major pipe fitting manufacturer.

Entertainment

10 Projects Completed

Elizabeth T. is a community theater actor, director and stage manager who also sings in a band. A classically trained musician, Elizabeth loves to edit reviews and has a wide range of knowledge of various genres of performance. She also occasionally edits and doctors scripts for stages and screens of all sizes.

Other

10 Projects Completed

Elizabeth T. puts her creative writing skills to good use as a writer and editor of short fiction and poetry. Her work ranges from an exploration of women’s changing roles to humorous sonnets and elegiac poems. Her true love of the liberal arts provides ample fodder for a range of artistic styles and topics, both in writing and in life. From editing original poetry for publication to helping novice writers hone their story outlines, she’s able to do it all.

Pets

10 Projects Completed

Caring for animals comes with the territory of running a micro farm, so Elizabeth T. is happy to work with pieces about common house pets as well as chickens, rabbits, small livestock, and even honeybees with the expertise that only comes from years of personal experience.

Blog Post

1,006 Projects Completed

In addition to writing and editing her own lifestyle blog about her adventures in organic gardening and green living, Elizabeth T. has edited hundreds of blog posts for scores of satisfied clients. She’s a master of the conversational tone and can help make any subject entertaining with the perfect turn of phrase.

Article

501 Projects Completed

Longform articles are one of Elizabeth T.’s favorite things to dive into. They allow for depth of coverage and a full exploration of a topic that suit her natural inclination towards thorough research, and she’s happy to fact check. Elizabeth has written and edited articles about an incredible variety of topics, and she always enjoys taking on a new challenge to increase her knowledge.

Product Description

500 Projects Completed

Elizabeth T. has edited customer-centric product descriptions for just about everything: sporting goods, tools, apparel, party supplies, flooring, and even orchard plants. Her journalistic style is a boon here, as she can prioritize the most important features for customers without creating a messy word soup of stock phrases and meaningless terms.

Facebook Post

30 Projects Completed

Elizabeth T. understands that people don’t log on to Facebook to read ads. They want to connect with friends and family, and they want to connect with the world around them in an authentic way. To that end, her work editing Facebook posts is always aimed at making them natural and conversational. She’s also a pro at checking the links to articles clients want to share.

Press Release

25 Projects Completed

Elizabeth T. knows that the trick to a great press release is making it sound so much like a news story that readers walk away feeling they've learned something — not like they've been reading an advertisement. She's a wizard at weaving in quotes and factual context to tell stories that stand out.

Script/Video

20 Projects Completed

Elizabeth T. brings an actor's ear to her scriptwriting and editing, so she helps create perfectly natural dialogue — with a touch of humor when required. She'll also go the extra mile to collaborate on the imagery and story arc of commercial scripts, going well beyond her clients' expectations to create fully-realized commercial videos.

White Paper

20 Projects Completed

Elizabeth T.’s first love was academic writing, and she has a portfolio chock-full of insightful research papers on everything from the fall of France's Ancien Regime to the ways in which Edith Wharton’s decorating sense informed her novels. More recently she has turned her fine research skills to edit sharply reasoned analyses of environmental issues, construction industry trends and curriculum development.

Brochure

10 Projects Completed

From single-fold real estate bulletins to online goods and service brochures, Elizabeth T. uses her design sense to create a true marriage of words and images. Writing brochures requires balance above all, and her artistic training allows her to find the balance between a client’s photos and the writer’s words when she edits brochure copy.

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