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, commercial real estate, 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: ACES, Editorial Freelancers Association, National Association of Independent Writers & Editors (Networking member, Board of Experts), Society of Professional Journalists (Freelance Community board member), National Writers Union, Association of Arts Editors, Brighton Schools Alumni Association (board member), Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists (secretary). Presenter on "Websites for Writers/Editorial Freelancers," "Getting Started as a Freelance Writer/Launching Your Editorial Business," "Basics of Editing & Proofreading."
Owner of Communication Central (, host of the annual Be a Better Freelancer® conference; A Flair for Writing publishing company (, and the An American Editor blog (



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