Ruth E. Thaler-Carter

"I can write about anything"®





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


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 issues, 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 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 more. Member of ACES, Editorial Freelancers Association, National Association of Independent Writers & Editors, Writers & Books, Society of Professional Journalists, National Writers Union, Association of Arts Editors, 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 & Proofreading."
Published author.
Also owner of Communication Central (, host of the annual Be a Better Freelancer® conference, and A Flair for Writing publishing company (; editor-in-chief of the An American Editor blog.



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