Nikki Hegstrom

Copy Editor, Editor, Technical Writer

I've got a way with words.

After working as trainer, web developer, and eLearning developer for nearly twenty years, I recently decided to pursue my love of words and language while continuing to embrace my technical know-how.

To that end, I recently completed the University of Washington's editing certification program and will begin their localization certification program in September 2019. Additionally, I am working on a Master's in Translation for French to English. French is my strongest language, and Spanish is a close second. I am working on German (currently about a B1 level) and am conversational in Italian, Portuguese, and Czech. Working with words and language, including English, is my greatest passion. My experience as both a learner of languages and a teacher of English as a Second/Foreign Language has given me an intuitive sense for words and meaning across various tongues. It's also made me unusually savvy in the ways of grammar!

I have experience across a range of technologies, and I'm highly adept at simplifying technical concepts for the layperson. My background in coding websites has taught me to pay close attention to the details. I see those tiny little things–a missing apostrophe, a wayward line break, incorrectly nested commands–that can cause entire websites to fall apart. As with websites, missing punctuation and incorrect words can obscure the message and intention of a written document.

Lastly, I’m a member of the Northwest Editor’s Guild, ACES: Society for Editing, and the Northwest Translators & Interpreters Society.
Content Types
Article, Blog Post, Whitepaper, Ebook, Social Copy, Website Copy, Product Description, Press Release, Direct Mail, Infographic Copy, Email Newsletter, Guide, Presentation, Commercial, Recipe, Checklist
More Information
University of Washington, B.A. Comparative History of Ideas
University of Washington, Certificate in Editing
Bellevue College, Technical Writing Certificate
Seattle, WA, USA|English, French, Spanish

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