Nonfiction Portfolio

As a social worker and freelance editor, I have extensive experience in the social sciences and education fields and am well versed in using the APA style guide and the Chicago Manual of Style.

​I have worked extensively on the following nonfiction projects.

  • Doctoral Dissertations

  • Master's Theses

  • Social Science Journal Articles

  • School District WASC Reports

  • Religious Manuals

  • Full-length books

  • Blog Posts

I work with the following universities and organizations.

  • Abilene Christian University

  • California State University, East Bay

  • California State University, Stanislaus

  • Calvary Chapel University

  • Drexel University

  • Pepperdine University

  • San Francisco State University

  • University of California, Berkeley

  • University of California, Davis

  • University of Phoenix

  • University of the Philippines

  • Fremont Unified School District

  • San Jose Unified School District

  • Ragar Consulting

In nonfiction and academic work, I perform the following copyediting tasks:

  • read for format (APA, Chicago, etc.), and follow any style sheet guidelines as needed

  • check in-text citations and citations versus references page

    • ensure that all citations are complete and that their style is consistent

  • I provide edits via Track Changes in MS Word


I just wanted to thank you for your excellent work for our Abilene Christian University students. I am always impressed with the condition of the manuscripts you send back to me. I appreciate your attention to detail, compassion with students, and open communication with me. Your efforts do not go unnoticed or unappreciated. - Assistant Director, Online Writing Center (Abilene Christian University)

"Quality performance is what comes to mind when working with Paula. She has been editing my research manuscripts as well as my book (which is now published) and I find her quality of service to be impeccable. She has a firm grasp of APA style and a keen eye for detail. I highly recommend Paula's editing services to anyone working on scholarly writing." - Ray Garcia, Ed.D., Professor and Chair