Rebekah R. Tussing


(260) 701-4672


Editing professional for fiction and nonfiction since 2011. I combine a knack for spelling and grammar with a passion for story, and I strive to make every piece the best it can be.


Work History

Self-Employed—Jan. 2020–present

Annie’s Publishing—Aug. 2013–Dec. 2019

  • Editorial Assistant, Fiction: Assisted fiction department with various administrative and clerical tasks, including record maintenance and contributor payments.
  • Line Editor, Fiction: Edited manuscripts on a line-by-line basis, checking for spelling, grammar, syntax, order, clarity, character and plot consistency, brand and genre expectations, etc.
  • Editorial Assistant, Creative Knitting: Assisted knitting editor with various administrative and clerical tasks, including deadline management, record maintenance, contributor payments, and process streamlining.
  • Copy Editor: Accurately and efficiently copyedited all Annie’s publications (including multiple magazines, pattern books, video class leaflets, marketing e-mails, ads and more) for grammar, spelling, and adherence to Associated Press or Chicago Manual of Style, as well as house style; maintained and in some cases rewrote house style guides.

Yellow Pages Group—Aug. 2011–Dec. 2012

  • Quality Assurance Specialist: Accurately and efficiently edited advertising websites for companies throughout Canada for spelling, grammar, client specifications, and marketing department’s guidelines.


Professional Involvements

Freelance Writing Consultant—Dec. 2016–Dec. 2019

  • Communicate with writers about specific writing questions and struggles
  • Educate writers on grammar rules and storytelling practices so they can understand and improve

Faculty, Taylor University’s Professional Writing Conference—annually since Aug. 2016

  • Prepare and teach classes on spelling, grammar, and elevated writing at annual conference
  • Meet with students one-on-one to assist with individual editing needs



Taylor University—May 2011

  • Bachelor of Science: Professional Writing



  • Microsoft Office, especially Word
  • Excellent communication, organization and attention to detail
  • Easily adapting to different genres, writing styles
  • Explaining English or storytelling concepts

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