Below is a sampling of projects that I have edited.

In addition to the certificates and courses listed on this page, I completed a minor in journalism at Goshen College (my major was environmental science), as well as two editorial internships. I believe in the importance of education, both formal and informal, so I am always seeking out more books and courses with which to expand and refresh my knowledge of the endless intricacies of the English language.

Apps, Websites, Etc.


Ambition Life Calendar
Chrome extension

Mobile app

Published Books

Dragon's Debt by H. L. Burke
Fantasy novel

Certificates and Courses

Intermediate Copyediting (Mediabistro)
Completed August 2017

Punctuation and Grammar 101 (Universal Class)
Completed June 2017

Copyediting and Proofreading for Clients (The Christian PEN)
Completed August 2016

Professional Affiliations


"Serena's deft hand managed to ferret out the typos in my work. She also has forever made me comma conscious. I didn't know how badly I was neglecting those crafty little monsters until I saw my corrected draft. She worked over my manuscript within a reasonable time frame and pointed out not only errors but unnecessary repetition and awkward passages. I highly recommend her work."
--H.L. BurkeDragon's Debt

"Thanks so much for copyediting my MS of Tree Spirits. You caught a lot of mistakes I missed and helped with some grammar issues (commas!). Your edit was thorough and very clear. I would recommend your services to anyone looking for an editor."
--Jim WindowTree Spirits

"Serena went above and beyond the job description, helping us improve processes and creating a style guide for our researchers. Looking forward to working with her again the next project!"
--Ambition Life Calendar Google Chrome extension (feedback from Upwork)