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Natalie Nyquist

Natalie Nyquist


  • Native Texan living near the Gulf | wife to an accountant | mom to a ten year old
  • Instructor and course developer for UC Berkeley Extension’s Professional Sequence in Editing
  • Freelance editor for HarperCollins Publishers
  • First degree black belt in Songham Taekwondo

Teaching & speaking

Instructor, UC Berkeley Extension

  • Grammar, Mechanics, and Usage for Editors
  • Editorial Workshop I: Introduction to Copyediting
  • Editorial Workshop II: Intermediate Copyediting
  • Editorial Workshop III: Advanced Editorial Workshop

Speaking Experience

  • ACES National Conference
  • EFA (Editorial Freelancers Association) Chicago and Houston chapters
  • Maranatha Christian Writers Conference
  • PENCON (Proofreaders and Editors Network)
  • University of Chicago’s Graham School webinar panels
  • Write-to-Publish Conference

PEN Institute 

  • Freelancing for Publishers webinar series
  • Chicago Manual of Style online course
  • Style manuals for book publishing webinar

software & style Guides

  • Adobe Spark
  • Acrobat DC & Acrobat Reader DC
  • Asana
  • Blackboard
  • Canva
  • Canvas
  • Egnyte
  • Google Suite
  • InDesign CC 2020
  • Microsoft Office Suite 365: Excel, PowerPoint, Word
  • PDF-XChange Editor
  • Photoshop CC 2020
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • and


  • Chicago Manual of Style 17th ed.
  • Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate 11th and Unabridged 
  • Christian Writers Manual of Style 4th ed.
  • Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) Handbook of Style 2nd ed.
  • Turabian (Chicago-style)


Introduction to Typography | California School of the Arts
Learning to Teach Online | University of New South Wales
Editing Certificate | University of Chicago Graham School

  • Beginning Manuscript Editing
  • Intermediate Manuscript Editing
  • Advanced Manuscript Editing
  • Editing Electronically
  • Grammar for Professionals

B.S., Biblical Studies | Moody Bible Institute

  • Introduction to Mass Communications
  • English Composition I and II

Craftsman (fiction; 1 year program) | Christian Writers Guild
Apprenticeship (2 year program) | Christian Writers Guild

Subject-MAtter Expertise

Ancient Near East
Biblical Studies
Dance: Ballet & Ballroom
Family Law & Legal Studies
General Medicine
Martial Arts: Taekwondo
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Trauma Recovery
Languages (some experience/familiar, but not fluent):

  • American Sign Language
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish