Working with nonfiction and fiction writers is both a great pleasure and an honor, particularly with those who represent marginalized voices. I have worked as a trade publishing copy editor, translator, and sensitivity reader, and I strive to make your voice heard. As a sensitivity reader, I can help identify issues of misrepresentation, bias, stereotypes, negatively charged language, and provide a historical/structural oppression.perspective.
I have also dedicated my professional life to nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations and institutions, from working for academia to community media, foundations, and environmental groups. I have been lucky to work next to people who are passionately dedicated to social, racial, gender, economic, and environmental justice. Change is possible; I’ve seen it in action.
Libélula offers copy editing and translation services (English-Spanish and Spanish-English) for small publishers and nonprofits at discount prices. If you have a report due to be published, if you want to reach a wider, more diverse audience, if you need a translation with gender-neutral pronouns, Libélula will take care of you. I also have experience doing sensitivity readings in English and Spanish.
Antonio Nava, Opciones ilimitadas: cómo resolver sus problemas con el IRS sin perderlo todo (Little Rock, AR: Paperback, 2023).
Ed O’Malley and Julia Fabris McBride, Cuando Todos Lideran (Portlan, OR: Bard Press, 2023). Published by the Kansas Leadership Center.
Colnese M. Hendon, Blend In or Fade Out: A Memoir (Minneapolis, MN: Strive, 2022). Strive Publishing focuses on centering black narratives.
Translation into Spanish and French
Michelle Burch and Blanca Burch, “Who Has Hair Like Mine?” (Atlanta, GA: Culturally Kreative, 2022). French version was done in collaboration with Frederique Parpaix.
For Justin Schuelke for one of his Incarnate Accounts title series. My work helped him rethink one of his characters. “I wanted to at least send you a HUGE thank you right away because I really appreciate your input!,” he said.
Copy Editor and Designer
Piper Fund. A New Way Forward: Bringing an Equity Lens to the Work of Reducing the Influence of Money in Our Democracy
(Amherst, MA: Proteus Fund, 2015). The Piper Fund works to defend democratic norms and institutions.
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