Hi! I’m Barbie Carpenter, the owner, writer, and editor behind Carpenter Document Consulting. I have 15 years of experience writing and editing projects for academics, small businesses, and retailers. I’ve developed tens of thousands of pieces of content for the web, including business website copy, informational blog posts, retail product descriptions, and category page content. Likewise, I have edited hundreds of dissertations, capstone projects, and other academic manuscripts for students and professors from schools across the country. As a result, I’m well versed in many style guides, as well as specific formatting requirements for many graduate programs.

My editing career launched soon after I graduated from the University of Florida. As a newspaper proofreader and then editor, I composed headlines and edited weekly syndicate pages for newspapers from across the U.S. I then transitioned into a role as a technical writer and editor for a defense contractor, where I developed my eye for detail while editing courseware for the military. When Carpenter Doc launched in 2009, I shifted my focus to web writing and academic editing, working with clients from across the country and across the globe. Currently, I edit about 200 projects per year and write thousands of pages of web copy.

Please explore my website to learn more about my writing and editing services, and don’t hesitate to send me an email with any questions about an upcoming project!

Style Guide Proficiency

Barbie is proficient in all major style guides, including:


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