Writer & Editor
Hello! My name is Neha (Nay-ha) Patel. I'm a writer, editor, and sensitivity reader who enjoys helping subject matter experts and fellow writers articulate complex (and not-so complex) information for their readers.
Why Hire Me?
I have over 5 years of experience as a writer & editor. My credentials include:
Masters in Technical and Professional Communication | Auburn University
Bachelors in English, Departmental Honors | University of Alabama at Birmingham
Editing Certificate | University of Washington
Professional Member of the Editorial Freelancer's Association (EFA), ACES: The Society for Editing, and the Society for Technical Communication (STC)
Check out my résumé for more information.
Writing & Editing
I've written deliverables that contain STEM- and humanities-related information. I've edited 800-word, keyword-targeted articles on bioplastics and 100,000-word novels about dragons.
I've conducted sensitivity reads on everything from TTRPG character profiles to full-length novels. I don't censor writers but rather partner with them to ensure accurate and sensitive representation.
My writing experiences include technical writing, copywriting, grant writing, and manual writing. I can work with style guides and subject matter experts to write short- and long-form content for targeted audiences to communicate all sorts of information.
I've been an Editorial Assistant for two publications and currently work as an in-house Medical Editor. I know what it takes to write, edit, and schedule deliverables for print and web publication using style guides. Communication and version control are key here.
As an Indian woman, I understand the power of sensitive representation. If you have elements of Indian culture in your manuscript and want an own voices take, please reach out for a consult.