About

Red Dog Editing

My Expertise

Over 10 years of experience copyediting and revising content for websites, workshops, digital courses, email, publications, blogs, newsletters, and articles

Ability to make content more concise without losing meaning or the author’s voice

Listen, provide feedback, make recommendations to students, clients, colleagues, and campus partners

Extensive knowledge of the career development and job search processes

Manage time to balance multiple projects at one time across a variety of communication venues

Meet Moira

My Credentials

2022

University of California San Diego

copyediting certificate

2019

UW-Madison

Plain Language certificate

1989

University of Wisconsin–Whitewater

MS in Guidance and Counseling

1986

Carroll College (University), Waukesha, WI

BS major: psychology, minor: communications

About Moira: My Why

Have you ever been working on something and lost all track of time while doing it? For me, that something is copyediting. It first became clear to me while editing the program copy for an annual reception celebrating returning adult students at my university. When March rolled around each year (the reception is at the end of April) I would be chomping at the bit to get student bios from my colleagues. Then I cleared everything else off my desk and like a little kid with a new toy, dove in. I’m the same way with other copyediting projects but editing the student bios is by far my favorite.

As a career counselor and academic advisor I helped returning adult students and community members plan for new careers and additional training. I loved it. But looking back, I realize that helping them to tell their stories was the ultimate for me. I love bringing together my desire to help people change their lives and my appreciation for language.