Whether you need an in-depth line edit, a structural overhaul, a simple proofread, or someone to laud the best of your work, Bleeding Pen Editing is here to help you improve your writing!
My name is Alysa Loring and I am the owner and operator of Bleeding Pen Editing. My personal pronouns are she, her, hers. I am an active member of Editors Canada and The Association of Writers and Writing Programs. I have 15+ years of professional and pro-bono experience editing a variety of projects, including: academic publications (e.g., peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, fact sheets), conference proceedings, K-12 educational materials, large-scale international science documents, and children’s books.
Additionally, I have consulted with individuals and businesses 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. 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).
As a former educator, I also have experience as a writing instructor and tutor; I have worked with and taught students of all ages and levels—from middle and high school through graduate-level university. As an instructor, I guide my students to clarify their writing by eliminating redundant and superfluous information. As well, I lead them to develop a strong voice using concise, active language.
I hold a bachelor’s degree in English and French, a Master of Arts in cultural anthropology—with a focus on tourist arts—and a Master of Education in secondary education. My work has afforded me the opportunity to work with scientists, educators, students, Elders, culture-bearers, and knowledge-keepers from many parts of Alaska and Hawai‘i, as well as education, policy, and climate researchers from around the world.
When I am not word-smithing or working with students, I can be found enjoying the outdoors with my daughter, husband, and dog, practicing yoga, or creating pottery.
I am always interested in new opportunities and look forward to learning more about your editing needs! Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.