Trish Lockard, editor, book coach, writer, proofreader, and owner of Strike The Write Tone.
You have written with a purpose. I won’t lose sight of that purpose as I edit your work.
My promise to you is that I will read every word of every sentence with the same degree of discernment you used when writing it.
I look forward to us working together to present your best work to the world.
Welcome. I'm Trish Lockard. As Strike The Write Tone, I offer all levels of editing for a wide range of nonfiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, and self-help texts. I will proofread any manuscript, fiction or nonfiction. Visit my SERVICES page for details.
As of February 2021, I am a contract nonfiction editor for the Greenleaf Book Group of Austin, Texas.
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In my personal life, I am a long-time member of and volunteer for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). I have served as a chapter president and am a certified classroom instructor for NAMI programs. Mental health is health!
Long ago and far away... after receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from the University of South Florida in Tampa, I began a career as a technical writer of end-user software instruction manuals for telecommunications, insurance, cartography, and freight logistics companies, as well as corporate policy and procedure documentation and employee benefits handbooks.
In addition, I am a contract editor, book coach, and ghostwriter for The Cheerful Word, a memoir publisher in Hendersonville, North Carolina.