Professional Writing and Copyediting

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I’m an experienced writer and copy editor of creative and technical nonfiction. Read more about how I can help refine your text.


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About Me

My name is Ellen Tveit and I have more than 20 years of experience writing and editing communications in corporate, nonprofit, and higher education settings. In September 2015, I left a full-time job in marketing communications to live in Spain for a year. When one year turned into four (and counting!), I began working as a freelance copy editor and translation editor.

Some of my favorite writing assignments have involved gathering information from subject matter experts or insiders and then translating it in a meaningful way for nonspecialists. I’m energized when I work collaboratively with others and can unite my marketing orientation, natural curiosity, and writing skills to make a positive difference.

My writing and editing expertise is in content marketing, creative nonfiction (blog posts, essays), and business communications (both internal and client-facing). Topics I’m already familiar with include: organic food production and organics composting; cooking; sustainable urban development; public policy and civic engagement; foreign travel and language study; K-12 and higher education; and health and wellness, including healthy aging. I’m comfortable working with non-native speakers of English.

I have a B.A. in French and an M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language, both from the University of Minnesota, and I completed a copyediting course through UCLA Extension. I’m a member of ACES: The Society for Editing.

See my LinkedIn profile for more detail about my professional background.


Email is my preferred mode of contact, especially for detailed feedback or information. However, I’m happy to arrange meetings by phone or Skype (please note that I am six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time). I respond to email messages within 24 hours.


To request a free quote, please provide the original text in an editable file (e.g., MS Word), and indicate the kind of service you are requesting and your anticipated timeline. Read about my services.