Editorial Services


I held professional roles in news and communications for nearly a decade before I began the MSW program at the University of Maryland in 2015. After graduating from American University in 2006 with a degree in what was then called print journalism, I served most memorably as the online editor at the Washington Blade, the oldest LGBTQ newsweekly in the U.S., reporting arts and news stories and blogs and editing the homepage. Most of these stories and blogs, and my freelance work from this period, are no longer online and linkable. I’ve also held titles like “digital strategist” and “web communications specialist” at nonprofit organizations.

While in the MSW program, I worked as a graduate peer writing consultant at the UMB Writing Center, collaborating with my social work peers and students of medicine, nursing, and pharmacy on their academic and professional papers and resumes and cover letters. More recently I’ve worked with humanities scholars to edit and shape their dissertations and book proposals, and with activist and advocacy groups on their social media and email communications plans. My skills can complement yours throughout the stages of your composition: brainstorming, drafting, editing, and copy editing.

Please email rebecca@thispresentprocess.com to start collaborating on your project. I’d be happy to send you some work samples and references and can offer a free 15-minute call to see if we’re a good fit.