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Rachel Pannell


editor • proofreader

Rachel Pannell

A proven researcher, writer, and editor with website and design experience.

improving your communications and image with integrity

  • editing print & web content

    writing new content

    enriching existing content for SEO

    improving user experience (UX),
    navigation, & layout

 

Recommendations

Rachel is an outstanding editor and proofreader. I've managed her on a number
of projects. Some extensive...others more immediate, time-sensitive. In all she proved
to have a keen eye for detail, a good sense of what makes for strong writing, and always provided her feedback in a useful and helpful manner.
~Daniel Baker, Author

Rachel would often catch typos or make tweaks to website content and layout to improve usability. She took initiative to improve and add to the website, coordinating between content providers and technical resources as needed. She was good at communicating clearly and promptly so projects stayed on track. ~Jordan Liggitt, Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat

accomplishments

  • Improving Communications

    increased public awareness, membership, and event participation.
    Built, wrote, and edited rich-text newsletters.
    Edited and designed marketing materials.
    Improved organization’s social media profile.

    DivorceCare | Single & Parenting - volunteer
    Sovereign Grace Church, White Plains UMC
  • Improving website navigation, layout, & UX

    Created graphics for widgets, wrote new content, and edited existing content for clarity and SEO.
    Assisted with design and implementation of members' website.

    Sovereign Grace Church
  • Improving Efficiency, Training, & Bottom Line

    Coordinated company’s calendars (internal and external) and building use.
    Wrote procedures for volunteers.
    Tested, documented, and wrote guides for new software.
    Produced training materials.

    Sovereign Grace Church, Tascor/IBM
  • Improving Publications

    a variety of genres and disciplines
    Books
    Essays
    Reports
    Curriculum
    College Applications
    Dissertations

    Freelance

education

  • Continuing Education

    Social Media.
    Wordsmithing: Writing Website Copy to Attract People and Search Engines Alike

    Wake Tech Community College
  • MEd

    Curriculum & Instruction

    NC State University
  • BA

    English

    Meredith College

editing

  • Web Content
    Books
    Reports
    Curriculum
    Theses, dissertations

Difference between the right
word and nearly the right word
is the difference between
lightning and a lightning bug.
~Mark Twain

copy writing

  • Web Content
    Biographies
    User's Guides
    Procedures
    Curriculum

I try to leave out the
parts that people skip.
~ Elmore Leonard

ux, layout, design

  • Web Content
    Brochures
    Flyers
    Business Cards
    Curriculum

Make it simple and memorable.
Make it inviting to look at.
Make it fun to read.
~ Leo Burnett

  • helpful skills
HTML
CSS
MS Publisher
AI/InDesign

  • style manuals
Chicago Manual Style
English Style Guide (EU & Guardian)
APA Style
  • cms experience
Wordpress
Expression Engine
Statamic
Joomla

location

About Me

A proven researcher, writer, and editor, I strive to improve your image and communications with integrity, allowing employers and coworkers - or writers as the case may be - to do what they do best.

Honestly, I was born an editor, and it's a joy to do work I love.

Whether it's a website, a novel, or a dissertation, I love digging into the details, improving clarity and accessibility, and simply making it better.

Occasionally that means a quick proofread; other times it means a substantive edit or cleaning up code that's hindering the look of a website, and sometimes it means researching and copy writing.

Whatever the venue or the content, I will do my best for you.

I work remotely from the Triangle Area, NC.

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