My name is Noella Handley. I am an experienced copyeditor and proofreader, and I am very excited to work with you to create amazing pieces of writing!
Writing has been the core of my formal education. I have a Bachelor's Degree in History and Linguistics from The College of William & Mary, as well as a Master's Degree in Linguistics from University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. All of my classes revolved around writing, weaving together technical details and narrative explanations. Not only did I gain experience in writing, but also how to edit and revise my writing and that of other students.
I have experience editing for different genres. Since I have had extensive writing experience in my formal education, I am very familiar with academic writing. On the creative side, I have channeled my love for story to edit for fellow fiction writers and for tabletop roleplaying games.
Why do I need editing for my writing?
As a writer, I totally understand the apprehension of having your work edited. You've spent hours and hours working on your article, story, or book - it's your baby! Why do I want someone to come tear apart my work, filling my carefully constructed manuscript with strikethroughs and red ink?
Editing helps bring out the best in your writer. As an editor, I'm working with you, not against you, to make your writing the best it can be. Proofreading helps correct those embarrassing typos and grammar mistakes, and copyediting helps make every word count.