From the Wordsmith’s Shop

A sampler dish: examples of editing, web content, and technical writing.

Copyediting and line editing: before on the left. After on the right.

Opening Convocation: Michele Norris / Finney Chapel
Known to listeners as co-host of norrisNPR’s All Things Considered, public radio’s longest-running national program, Michele Norris is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist with more than two decades of experience including ABC’s World News Tonight and the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times. Founder of The Race Card Project, a global conversation about race, Norris has received numerous awards, including the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award, Journalist of the Year from the National Association of Black Journalists, the Livingston Award, and was named one of Essence Magazine’s “25 Most Influential Black Americans.”

You can find two more examples here.

Web Content Development
I was delighted to help the Cleveland Water Alliance present their righteous hacking of Lake Erie to the public. (The vanishing periods at the end of some sections remain a mystery.)

Technical Writing
From fall 2015 to spring 2017, I worked with the 300 international students at Oberlin College to help ensure their compliance with increasingly complex visa regulations. The documentation I produced included the welcome handbook—complete with instructions for how to apply for a visa—and guidelines for filing federal taxes as a nonimmigrant.

You can find more of my work in “Accomplishments” on my LinkedIn profile.

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