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. 


I am a member of:

Editorial Freelancers Association

ACES: The Society for Editing

National Association of Independent Writers and Editors

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.

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Trish Lockard