It's all about the details.
My name is Jill Walters, and I want to help you perfect your chosen form of communication.
I have a background in journalism, and spent four years working with the children's education programs at a Seattle nonprofit. I completed the University of Washington's Editing Certificate Program in 2012 and the Children's Writing Certificate in 2016.
My recurring projects include the monthly inflight magazines for a major U.S. airline and its smaller, regional carrier, children's book authors, and various materials for the Northwest Editors Guild.
I joined the board of directors of the Editors Guild as Vice President of Member Services in early 2016, and served as President in 2017. I also served as Sponsorship and Marketing/Communications chair for the Guild's 2017 Red Pencil conference.
I prefer to work with nonfiction and children's literature and curriculum, but am trained to tackle nearly any project. I am not afraid to accept jobs slightly outside my comfort zone--you never know when a project may end up being so fun that it sparks a new interest. I am extremely detail-oriented and creative, and have been called a "Jill-of-all-trades" by coworkers.
I adore fonts, get a kick out of marking errors with a red pen, and appreciate the smell of a freshly-printed newspaper or book. You know, the necessary qualities of one who deals with writing.
Living in Seattle, I love to explore the city and the incredible nature of the Pacific Northwest. In my spare time, I tend to my vegetable garden, watch the birds, squirrels, and wild bunnies in my backyard, and practice yoga (although I tend to fall over during certain poses).
I do love dogs, although we don't currently have one. My logo is inspired by my childhood Scottie, Rosey, a determined, smart, loyal yet independent, and hilarious pup. We can all learn from her ongoing quest to keep digging that hole underneath the deck!
I look forward to working with you soon!