Cindy is a reliable and skilled editor with more than 20 years of experience in global health communications. She edits a wide variety of publications, including journal manuscripts, reports, proposals, web content, training curricula, and books. She edits for correctness, clarity, consistency, adherence to an editorial style, and appropriateness for the audience, while maintaining the author's voice.
Rainier Editing LLC, Seattle, Washington; March 2022 to present
Founder and owner
Performs substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading for clients, including the Exemplars in Global Health program at Gates Ventures, Health Security peer-reviewed journal at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, and the Innovation Press.
Edits journal manuscripts, reports, proposals, training manuals, web content, curricula, fact sheets, newsletters for individuals and organizations; also edits award-winning kids' STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) books for the Innovation Press.
Trains and manages a small team of highly skilled editors, which enables us to meet clients’ needs by offering greater availability and handling a higher volume of work.
Tandem Editing LLC, Seattle, Washington; January 2016 to June 2022
Performed substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading. Edited journal manuscripts, reports, proposals, training manuals, web content, curricula, fact sheets, research studies, newsletters, books, and more.
Worked closely with authors as needed for clarifications, corrections, and incomplete information. Provided suggestions for improved readability, flow, and diction.
Select clients included the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (Knowledge SUCCESS and VectorWorks projects), Global Health: Science and Practice journal, East African Health Research journal, Health Security journal, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Gates Ventures (Exemplars in Global Health), King County Healthier Here, EcoDistricts, HomeSight, Committee for Children, PATH, World Health Organization, Center on Reinventing Public Education, and the University of Washington (Department of Global Health).
ICF International, Seattle, Washington; August 2014 to January 2021
On-call editor, Creative Services team
Provided on-call editing services for some of ICF’s largest clients, including the US Agency for International Development, Department of Labor, National Cancer Institute, Children’s Bureau, National Eye Institute, Columbia University, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Ranked in 2016 by PRWeek as the fourth largest independent agency in the country, ICF’s award-winning strategic communications and marketing group includes more than 400 public relations, marketing, digital, and creative professionals.
Freelance, Seattle, Washington; October 2010 to January 2016
Provided substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading services for global health organizations, including the Johns Hopkins University, PATH, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Catholic Relief Services, Management Sciences for Health, Pathfinder International, University Research Co., and FHI 360.
Performed copyediting and proofreading for the Innovation Press, an award-winning small press that publishes children’s books focused on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) topics.
Edited nonfiction books, memoirs, and communication materials for independent authors, publishers, and corporate and nonprofit agencies.
PATH, Seattle, Washington; March 2006 to November 2009
Program associate, global reproductive health team
Wrote and edited reports, proposals, and web content; served as lead proofreader for all content produced by the team.
Managed and coordinated the production of documents in coordination with authors, program managers, editors, designers, and clients.
Conducted research and summarized findings for projects on various topics, including reproductive health supply security and chronic diseases.
Planned and coordinated logistics for large- and small-scale meetings and conferences around the world.
Managed the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition’s Innovation Fund, a small grants program.
AED, Washington, DC; September 1999 to March 2005
Program officer, CHANGE, a global health behavior change project; program associate, NSEP and PPIA
Drafted and edited reports, proposals, communication materials, and web content.
Negotiated and prepared contracts and payments for consultants and vendors.
Arranged travel for staff and consultants and provided support for multiple programs.
Designed, launched, and maintained websites for the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and the Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) fellowship programs.
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC; June 1999 to August 1999
Intern, Land Disposal Restrictions Program
Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC; January 1999 to June 1999
Intern, Wexner Learning Center
Drafted content for a public-facing timeline of the Nazi euthanasia operation.
Conducted primary and secondary research in German and English at the Library of Congress and the Holocaust Memorial Museum Library.
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria; November 1997 to June 1998
Intern, Office of Public Information and Communication
More than 15 years of experience as a professional editor helping clients produce clear and compelling publications for global audiences.
More than 20 years of experience working in global health communications.
Experience editing communication materials for a wide variety of clients, including nonprofits, corporations, government, journals, universities, individual authors, and small presses.
Advanced knowledge of editorial style and guidelines, including AMA Manual of Style, APA Style, Chicago Manual of Style, AP Stylebook, GPO Style Manual, Conscious Style Guide, ICMJE recommendations, COPE guidelines, and many in-house style guides.
In-depth knowledge of research, policy, education, public health, community development, and global health issues.
Experience managing multiple projects and meeting deadlines under pressure.
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Apps including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and SharePoint.
Experience conducting research and writing reports, proposals, brochures, fact sheets, literature reviews, web content, and other communication materials.
Certificate in editing, University of Washington
Master of arts, International development studies (focusing on public health), The George Washington University, Washington, DC
Bachelor of arts, International studies and German language (double major); political science and Spanish language (double minor), Central College, Pella, Iowa