About Me

Hello! My name is Ashley Atkinson. I’m a former English teacher focusing on my career as an independent editor and proofreader in the Tampa Bay area. I specialize in academic writing, but also enjoy developing literary and nonfiction work.



  • Before becoming an English teacher, I was a training manager for several companies in Tampa.
    • AT&T, Dell, and R. J. Reynolds were the top three brands where I developed and delivered training content. I also did some copywriting with these companies.
  • I have bachelor degrees in English, psychology, and sociology from Ashford University out of Clinton, Iowa.
  • My M.Ed. from Ashford University is in curriculum and instruction.
  • I’m currently pursuing a Ph.D. in educational research and evaluation at Nova Southeastern University.
  • I’ve been proofreading and editing professionally since 2006.
  • I am also in the process of learning and applying the art of book indexing.

Professional Information:

  • Proud member of ACES (American Copy Editors Society), and NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English).
  • Specialties include: Legal transcription, academic, and corporate copy editing and proofreading
    • This does not limit me to other work; it’s just what I do most of the time!
  • I continue to complete continuing education courses, as well:
    • Fundamentals of Editing
    • Academic Editing for Graduate Coursework
    • Accuracy in the Digital Age
    • and more!
  • I am always more than happy to edit or proofread a sample just for you.
    • I also have samples readily available if that is something you may be interested in.

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One response to “About Me

  1. You are an AWESOME TATTOOED DAUGHTER. I am so happy, proud, and honored to have you as my oldest born!! I love you with all my heart. Take it easy on those young future leaders!!!


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