Editor, Fact Checker, and Proofreader
Words are the greatest power we have, the bricks and mortar of our dreams. I am passionate about my work as a writer and editor — words matter.
From early childhood, I have had a passion for the innate beauty and power of the written word and an intuitive understanding of grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
I spent nearly 20 years as an English teacher helping my students find their voice in their writing. I showed them how to figure out what they wanted to say and how to best say it. As a writing teacher, I appreciate the nuances of expository composition and creative writing. As a teacher of grammar, punctuation, and spelling, I am a practiced expert on the conventions of the English language with practical training in professional copy editing and proofreading.
As your editor, I will help polish your writing so your voice shines.
Deborah line edits with ease and precision. She has a talent for correctly restructuring a sentence without changing or losing the content or emotion of the sentence. She is a writer herself, so the combination of editing and knowing the structure of a story is invaluable.
Deborah is thorough, dedicated, and passionate about the English language. Her wit is spot on funny, and she’s delightful to work with and be around – which is an asset to any team.
She is my go-to for all grammar or punctuation questions. I trust her judgement and her recommendations. She is also the fastest turn-around editor I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.
— Kathleen Fox, Director and Owner, Creative Arts of Mount Pleasant
As an activist and community organizer, anytime I have something important to say I always include Deborah. She has a keen ability to see my objective through the jumbled mess of words I send to her inbox. Deborah transforms even the most dreadful grammar into pure professionalism while keeping the original voice and style of the author. I would highly recommend Deborah to anyone looking for a copy editor. —Rebecca Guglielmo, Past President, Parenting in Portland
I trust Deborah Bernard with my writing more than anyone I know. She is quick, skilled and supportive. Through her editing, she brings clarity, accuracy and polish to my writing. I unequivocally recommend her. — Laura Halpin, Growing Health with Laura