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Natalie Nyquist

Freelance Editor

Instructor, Course Developer | UC Berkeley

Copyediting . . . requires attention to every word and mark of punctuation in a manuscript, a thorough knowledge of the style to be followed, and the ability to make quick, logical, and defensible decisions. . . .

A light editorial hand is nearly always more effective than a heavy one. . . . An author’s own style should be respected, whether flamboyant or pedestrian.

– Chicago Manual of Style 2.48, 2.51

Editing Services

Substantive Editing
Copyediting
Proofreading
Copywriting
Fact-Checking
Cites & Bibliographies

Education

BS Biblical Studies, Moody Bible Institute
Editing Certificate, University of Chicago

Experience
Freelance editing for traditional publishers since 2012
Teaching editing courses for UC Berkeley since 2018
Projects completed for publishers: 800+
Pages Proofread: 50,000+

Expertise
Subject Matter
Ancient Near East Studies
Biblical Studies
Martial Arts
Trauma Recovery 

Genre Specialties
Biography/Memoir
Business and Leadership
Christian Living
Lifestyle
Self-Help

Skills
Applying house style guides
Chicago Manual of Style
Creating/formatting notes & bibliographies
Fact-checking, detecting plagiarism, and filling out sources
Manuscript cleanup/reconciling
Reducing word count while retaining author's voice

Interested in Working Together?

Natalie Nyquist