Isobel-OHare-New-Wave-EditingMy name is Isobel O’Hare. Like most editors, I started life as an avid reader. In high school, I advertised pro-bono proofreading and editing services to my classmates. Out of sheer love of the craft, I improved their papers and received thanks from the English department. This abiding love for the written word has carried me through two degrees and into a freelancing career.

During my undergraduate English studies, I served as editor for The Record, Trinity College’s literary journal. My team and I worked hard to resurrect a magazine that had lain dormant for a decade. We took great pride in producing a beautiful collection of high-quality pieces that were each edited in close partnership with their individual authors.

While at Trinity, I was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, graduated summa cum laude, and received the Mary Boyle McCrory Award for Excellence in Writing.

As a graduate student in the Writing Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts, I gained insights into the creative process and craft of writing that have served my own projects as well as those of my clients. Sharing space in workshops, lectures, and readings with new and established writers has given me a deep respect for each individual’s process as well as the ability to guide a writer toward her project’s intentions.

Always fascinated by language and eager to learn, I am currently enrolled in UC Berkeley’s Professional Sequence in Editing.

I hold memberships in the Editorial Freelancers Association and the Bay Area Editors’ Forum.