Michelle has experience working with academic articles and manuscripts, as well as other nonfiction and fiction. She has edited a wide variety of subjects, including literature, medicine, business, and religion. She has also created in-house style guides and done technical editing.
She specializes in substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading, and can also do indexing. She is highly proficient with The Chicago Manual of Style, APA, MLA, and AP styles.
Michelle is passionate about editing for inclusive language. She has researched and written about helping authors eliminate bias in their texts.
Michelle is a lifelong reader and has been in the same book club for over 20 years, because when you find your book people, you hold on to them. She reads widely, but if pressed for a favorite genre, would claim literary fiction.
Michelle enjoys making things with her hands, whether it's cookies, quilts, or crocheted Amigurumi.
Michelle received specialized training in editing, including substantive editing, copyediting, and freelancing. She also studied linguistics, modern American usage, technical editing, English grammar, and the history of English.
Michelle has edited many academic manuscripts for journals and for books. These projects have used different style guides: CMoS, APA, MLA, AMA, and AP.
Michelle has written and edited articles for Stowaway travel magazine.
Michelle edited lessons for a religious app. The app included scriptural text, commentary, and footnotes. This app used a project-specific style guide.
Michelle has edited articles for medical journals. She was a nursing major for a time and took some university classes in the field.
Michelle edited and typeset a cookbook. She enjoys cooking and baking for others and also likes reading cookbooks.
Michelle has edited articles, academic and otherwise, in the fields of medicine, psychology, religion, linguistics, business, and literature. She is proficient with applying necessary style guides, whether industry standards or in-house guides. Michelle has the skills to do structural editing, line editing, fact-checking, indexing, and proofreading.
Michelle has both written and edited white papers on a variety of topics, including business plans, APA formatting, and using macros.
Michelle has worked with authors on book manuscripts doing fact-checking, indexing, editing, and proofreading. Projects include memoir, literature, and academic subjects.
Michelle completed a course on technical editing and worked on an instruction manual, which included several product descriptions.