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Title
Ms.
First Name
Erica
Last Name
Howard
Pronouns
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Company
City/Town
Seattle
State
Washington
Province/Territory
Country
U.S.

Professional Info

Bio
I am a freelance copyeditor with experience in both the arts and sciences. In addition to copyediting and line editing, which are the bulk of my work, I also provide developmental, content, and structural editing services, as well as proofreading. I enjoy working with scientists, artists, academics, students, and people of diverse backgrounds, including people for whom English is not a native language. I have edited and written for diverse formats, including scientific journals, STEM curricula and instructional materials, theses and dissertations, proposals, presentations, book chapters, websites, social media, newsletters, and programs for performances and conferences. My background is especially strong in the following areas: environment and ecology; water, food, and agriculture; science literacy; diversity issues (especially multicultural and LGBTQ+); teaching; dance; and contemplative practices. I have a personal interest in Asian American issues and mixed-race identity stemming from my Japanese heritage. I am a member of Northwest Editors Guild and a graduate of the University of Washington Editing Certificate Program. I have an MS degree in forestry and land resources and a graduate certificate in the integration of research, teaching, and learning from University of Wisconsin-Madison. My undergraduate degree from Cornell University is in chemistry and environmental studies. I live with my wife in the Pacific Northwest. Previously, I taught environmental science, quantitative reasoning, and writing to college students. I have studied Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Japanese, though I am not currently fluent in any of them. In addition to my editing work, I am also a dancer and choreographer with a passion for communicating environmental and scientific issues through the arts.
Areas of Expertise
Agriculture, Chemistry, Diversity, Earth Sciences, Education, Environment/Nature, Food, Geography, Inclusive Language, LGBTQ+, Music, Performing Arts
Other Areas
Nonfiction Genres
Academic/Scholarly, Children’s & Young Adult Books, Scientific
Fiction Genres
Erotica, Fantasy, General, Romance, Science Fiction
Editorial and Adjacent Services
Beta Reading, Copyediting, Developmental Editing, Fact Checking, Line Editing, Proofreading, Research, Sensitivity Reading
Other Services
Types of Media
Articles/Blogs, Charts/Tables, Cookbooks/Recipes, Corporate Communications, Dissertations, Journals, Magazines, Newsletters, Novels, Proposals, Reports, Resumes, Short Stories, Textbooks, Websites
Other Media
Instructional Materials; Syllabi; Poster Presentations; Powerpoint-style Presentations; Conference, Performance, and Event Programs
Website
Other Skills
Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint; Google Docs and Sheets; Chicago Manual of Style; Music Theory (intermediate) and Piano; Basic Russian and Brazilian Portuguese
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