Ruth E. Thaler-Carter

"I can write about anything"®





Articles, magazines, newsletters (print and electronic), newspapers, annual reports, books; the arts, associations, nonprofits, business


A long-time, award-winning, reliable freelance writer, editor, proofreader, desktop publisher and speaker who works quickly and accurately, with a lively writing voice, sharp eye for editorial issue, and experience in a wide range of topics, professions and fields. Fluent in Chicago and AP. Have written, edited, proofread or otherwise handled projects in the accounting, animal hospitals/veterinary practices, apartment living, art and artists, associations, business, campus physical-plant management, car tech/mobile electronics, communications, diversity, editing and proofreading, eldercare, education, freelancing, gardening, healthcare/medicine/fitness, human resources, insurance, local history, marketing & PR, networking, nonprofits, nursing education, real estate, regulatory issues, sculpture, statistics, technology, volunteering, websites, workplace safety, writing — and much more. Member of ACES, the Editorial Freelancers Association, National Association of Independent Writers and Editors, Writers and Books, Society of Professional Journalists, National Writers Union, Rochester Professional Consultants Network, Brighton Chamber of Commerce (past board), Brighton Schools Alumni Association (board). Frequent presenter on "Websites for Writers/Editorial Freelancers," "Getting Started as a Freelance Writer/Launching Your Editorial Business," "Basics of Editing and Proofreading." Published author. Also owner of Communication Central (, host of the annual Be a Better Freelancer® conference, and A Flair for Writing publishing company (



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