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about

Christine Schmidt & True-Blue Editing

True-Blue Editing is about you: your voice written clearly for your readers.

As your editor, I aim to be loyal to your authorial voice and faithful to the craft of copyediting. My comments on your manuscript will be kind and clear as we develop a trusting partnership. I have a keen eye for detail without getting stuck in it. Structure and content excite me. Our collaboration is a success when your manuscript is technically accurate, clearly communicates your intended message, and represents your unique voice.

With a certificate in copyediting from UC San Diego Extension, I have a solid foundation in editing for grammar, usage, and structure. Yet I also know that grammarians bicker and style guides differ. It is my job to help you sift through all that chatter and determine which rules to follow and which ones to scrap based on your specific needs.

In addition to my certificate, I have a bachelor’s degree in applied communication. I was well on my way to double majoring in journalism, but there was that small detail of wanting to marry my sweetheart more than taking additional coursework. I’m proud to say we now have two strapping boys we’re privileged to raise. And let’s not forget my canine companion, exemplifying to me the traits of loyalty and faithfulness.

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EDUCATION

UC SAN DIEGO EXTENSION: Copyediting Certificate

Excelled in grammar course focused on parts of speech, clauses, phrases, verb tenses, punctuation, and mechanics. Thrived in copyediting courses concentrated in spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and usage. Studied balanced approach to respectfully querying author while defending clarity on behalf of reader.

POINT LOMA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY: B.A. in Applied Communication

Coursework included journalism, advanced reporting, magazine editing, creative writing, research, problem solving, and interpersonal communication.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA)

ACES: The Society for Editing

San Diego Professional Editors Network (SD/PEN)