Hello and welcome! My name is Christie Lee Duffy. I consider myself lucky to be a professional editor because I've loved learning about language since elementary school and have made doing so a part of my life ever since. Some highlights of my editorial and linguistics background include the following:
Independent editor for more than ten years
Copyediting certificate—with straight A+'s— from University of California, San Diego
BA in Language Studies from University of California, Santa Cruz (Spanish, German, and Linguistics)
Technical editor in Silicon Valley
Machine translation at Carnegie Mellon's Language Technologies Institute
EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teacher for several years in Madrid, Spain
Director of summer English language school in Cuenca, Spain
One year of study at University of Madrid, Spain
Intensive Spanish language courses in Santander, Spain
Two summers working in Würzburg, Germany
I'm often asked about the name Even Flow Editing. I could say it's about my goal to help your writing flow more evenly (which is true, of course!), but since we're all friends here, the real reason is Eddie Vedder. Aside from being my absolute favorite everything, he's also the lead singer of Pearl Jam, and yes, one of their biggest hits is titled "Even Flow."
Thanks for stopping by my website. Contact me here to discuss how we can make your writing flow perfectly.
"Christie Lee was incredible to work with because she was straightforward, delivered on every task, and was the additional professional critical eye needed to polish my novel." - Sheila M. Sullivan, author of Spectrum