Deanna Congdon Waterhouse

DCW Edits


Seattle, WA and remote



Business content, nonfiction, and fiction


My philosophy: As an editor, I dive into the mechanical and grammatical details so the writer’s voice and message shine in the spotlight—without any unfortunate distractions.

My services: Copyediting and proofreading are my specialties, and I love polishing projects for publication. I have extensive experience editing business content (web content, proposals, newsletters, and presentations), particularly related to office administration, conservation, higher education, and fundraising. I also enjoy working on nonfiction (especially related to cooking/food, travel, or health/wellness) and fiction (genre, literary, or short).

My training: I received my certificate in editing after completing a rigorous eight-month-long program at the University of Washington in 2020. I stay current on editorial best practices through my memberships with ACES: The Society for Editing, and the Northwest Editors Guild.

Get in touch: I welcome the opportunity to discuss your project and answer any questions you may have. I will gladly complete a complimentary sample edit (500-1000 words, depending on project scope) to give you an idea of my editing services. I look forward to working with you!


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