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Alysa JK Loring, Freelance Editor



I am a freelance editor with 15 years of professional and pro-bono experience on myriad projects, including: conference proceedings, K-12 educational materials, large-scale international science documents, children’s books, and scientific publications (e.g., peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, fact sheets). As well, I have worked one-on-one with professionals to improve the communication of their work (e.g., as presented in public talks, essays, and op-eds) and to translate and edit materials for internal memos, instruction manuals, and personnel files.

My skill-set centers around a combination of structural, stylistic, and copy editing. I particularly enjoy tightening language for clarity and identifying and improving technical and descriptive inconsistencies. I have edited and page-set printed and web-based materials for multiple international science conferences, for such organizations as the American Fisheries Society (Alaska Chapter), the international Comparative Rural Policy Studies (ICRPS) program, and the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS).

Additionally, I have experience as a writing instructor and tutor. I have worked with students at high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels. As an instructor, I guide students to develop a strong voice using concise, active language.
My work has afforded me the opportunity to work with scientists, educators, students, elders, and culture-bearers from many parts of Alaska and Hawai’i, as well as education, policy, and climate researchers from around the world.

I am always interested in new opportunities and look forward to discussing your editing needs.

Editorial Skills

  • Abstracting
  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Indexing
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Proofreading
  • Referencing
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Translation, French to English
  • Writing


  • Abstracts
  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Anthologies
  • Bibliographies
  • Books, art and photography
  • Books, children's and young adult
  • Books, general
  • Brochures
  • Business materials, general
  • Conference materials
  • Correspondence
  • Curriculum guidelines
  • Educational materials, general
  • Fiction, mystery
  • Grant applications and fundraising
  • In-house publications
  • Proposals and evaluations
  • Reports, annual
  • Résumés and CVs
  • Teachers' guides
  • Tests and assessment materials
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Textbooks, elementary and high school
  • Theses and dissertations


  • Aboriginal people
  • Archaeology and ancient history
  • Arts
  • Culture
  • Earth sciences
  • Ecology and environment
  • Gardening and horticulture
  • Gender studies
  • Geography
  • Handicrafts
  • Humanities, general
  • Sciences, general
  • Social sciences
  • Travel and tourism