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natalie nyquist

editor

Freelance Editor

Instructor,  UC Berkeley

For sixteen years I’ve studied and worked in the book publishing industry. I’m privileged to mentor editors while contributing to book projects that impact readers around the world.

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Copyediting

Extensive experience in academic and trade books: biblical studies, biography, business/leadership, humanities, memoir, self-help, and social issues. I’ve worked with #1 New York Times bestselling authors and numerous NYT, ECPA, PW, and WSJ bestsellers (see portfolio).

Editing Instruction

Instructor and Course Developer for UC Berkeley Extension’s Professional Sequence in Editing. I teach all four courses in the sequence. I also have five years experience teaching at writing and editing conferences and other industry events.

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Developmental Editing

Experience in substantive work on academic and trade projects including biblical studies, Christian living, family law/legal studies, business/leadership, and psychology. Skilled in lowering excessive word count while retaining the author’s voice.

Project Management

Experience contracting and managing freelance editors, proofreaders, and typesetters; tracking project deadlines and invoices; and assisting production and managing editors at traditional publishers.

Research and Product Development

Subject-matter experience includes early elementary, middle-grade, and YA as well as academic content in anthropology, biblical studies, general medicine, history, and psychology.

Proofreading

Expert in proofreading academic and trade, especially maintaining detail consistency across large projects, identifying plagiarism, and formatting citations. I’ve worked on numerous bestsellers, including several of the top-selling books of 2018 and 2019 (see portfolio).

Years Experience

Publishers Served

Book Projects Completed

Pages Proofread

DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING

COPYEDITING

PROOFREADING

NOTES & BIBLIOGRAPHIES

EDITING INSTRUCTION