About

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I’ve always been an editor, one way or another. Typos jump out at me everywhere I look. I've spent my life mentally deleting unnecessary apostrophes on grocery store signs and complaining about misspelled foods on restaurant menus.


For more than a decade, I wielded my red pen (and Track Changes function) on the corporate communications teams at Capital One and Starbucks. True to my inner editor, my best days were spent reviewing piles of content and answering over-the-cubicle-wall grammar questions from my colleagues. (All these years later, they still email me asking about AP Style rules.) 


I started my freelance business in 2011 and I'm privileged to focus exclusively on the work I love every day: editing business communications. My clients tell me I’m thorough, efficient, easy to work with and straightforward. I make sure to remind them that “straightforward” is one word, no hyphen.


Outside of work, I like traveling, watching action movies, organizing things and enjoying a good meal (especially in restaurants with properly edited menus). I'm a Myers-Briggs ISTJ, if you're into that sort of thing. I live in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle with my husband, daughter and two dogs. 

Professional Associations

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Tracy is actively involved in the Northwest Editors Guild, a professional editing association with nearly 400 members. She presented at Guild member meetings on the topic of corporate communications in 2014 and 2017. She has served as a professional mentor in the Guild's mentoring program since 2017.

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Tracy was a member of the now-inactive Seattle chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators from 2003 to 2011. She served as the chapter's Vice President of Communications from 2004 to 2007.

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Since 2013, Tracy has been a featured guest speaker for the University of Washington Certificate of Editing program, designed for those interested in becoming a professional editor or advancing in the field.

I work with local companies and national brands.

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My freelance business relies on referrals and word of mouth. Check out my profile on LinkedIn.