Trish Lockard, editor, book coach, writer, proofreader, and owner of Strike The Write Tone.


Welcome. I'm Trish Lockard. As Strike The Write Tone, I offer a full range of editorial services for nonfiction, creative nonfiction, and self-help texts. Visit my SERVICES page for details.  

I am a freelance nonfiction editor for the Greenleaf Book Group of Austin, Texas. 

I have been a freelance editor, writing coach, and ghostwriter for memoir-publisher The Cheerful Word, in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

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 the NAMI program Family-to-Family. 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.



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