Experience & Education

Welcome to my website!  My name is Jessica Stidd, and I am an experienced editor for biographies, nonfiction books, fiction, poetry, academic dissertations, essays, and websites. I am also a freelance writer for websites on a variety of topics.

Currently I am a freelance editor for businesses, students, and the editor at the online music and art industry magazine Pow Magazine. My editing background includes  proofreading and word processing services in 2011 for two books, a memoir and story of surviving the Holocaust and a futuristic novel, for John G. Stoessinger, Professor of Global Diplomacy at the University of San Diego. I was also the final proofreader for a biography of the actress Betty White and transcribed a book on Native American spirituality for MADA Writing Services.

Some of my other editing experience includes: editing for a Hawaiian photography tours website, editing a Cambodian tour guide’s website, volunteer blog editing for ADRNC.net, editing a Juris Doctor dissertation for a law student at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, editing essays for a student from Japan who is getting a master’s degree in psychology at Golden Gate University, editing an e-book for a channeler and healer, and doing research for a novelist’s ghost story.

My freelance writing projects include a wide variety of subjects from writing about contemporary furniture for http://contemporary-furniture-store.blogspot.com/ to writing about politics in the Ukraine https://www.prlog.org/12319053-over-hundred-authorization-documents-will-be-abolished-by-the-implementation-of-bill-2436a.html.

I have a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a Certificate in Copyediting from UC San Diego Extension.


Curriculum Vitae

  • Editor at Pow Magazine http://www.powmagazine.org/ including editing Pow Magazine’s social media.
  • Copy editing and developmental editing a 30-page soft-launch e-book for clinical psychologist Dr. Megan Fleming.
  • Final proofreader for newsletter published by Vital Farms Eggs.
  • Editing for students at Golden Gate University, San Francisco: Juris Doctor law dissertation for Dr. Catherine Cary, Esq., LL.M., and editing several papers over more than one quarter for a master’s degree student in psychology from Japan.
  • Editing website for owner of Oahu Photography tours.
  • Editor of an e-book for owner of Angelic Reiki and Tarot.
  • Blog editor for ADRNC (Association of Dispute Resolution Northern California)
  • Typing in Microsoft Word to submit to publication the memoir of John G. Stoessinger, professor of Global Diplomacy at USD.
  • Transcribing and proofreading a novel by John G. Stoessinger, to submit to agent towards publication.
  • Proofreading a biography of the actress Betty White and transcribing a book about the experience of the Shawnee tribe and Native American spirituality for MADA Writing Services.