Barbie Carpenter has more than a decade of professional writing and editing experience. Before launching Carpenter Document Consulting in 2008, Barbie worked as a syndicate newspaper editor, nationally syndicated columnist, and technical writer and editor for defense clients.
As a freelance editor, Barbie has worked with more than 100 graduate students at dozens of schools on their theses, capstone projects, and dissertations. These long-term collaborations afford students the opportunity to have their projects edited from the proposal stage through the post-defense revision, ensuring content is grammatically sound and appropriately formatted.
Barbie also works with job seekers to craft convincing cover letters, curriculum vitaes, and resumes. She has several long-term relationships with small business owners and university departments, editing online courseware, marketing and communications pieces, website text, and more.
In addition to comprehensive editing services, Carpenter Document Consulting provides web writing services as well. Barbie has produced thousands of pages of content for the web, writing informational articles, blog posts, and product descriptions for well-known retail websites.
Style Guide Proficiency
Barbie is proficient in all major style guides, including:
- American Medical Association (AMA) Style
- American Psychological Association (APA) Style
- Associated Press (AP) Style
- Chicago Manual of Style
- Gregg Reference Manual
- Harvard Style
- Modern Language Association (MLA) Style
- Graduate Certificate in Professional Writing, University of Central Florida (2009)
- Bachelor of Science in Journalism, University of Florida (2003)