Stephanie Bouchard freelance writer proofreader cat writer
Me walking my cat in the yard.

A journalist by trade, I use my skills to write about the things that bring meaning to our lives: people and animals. 


For human and pet healthcare providers, I educate your audience and deliver your message in a way that shows care and compassion, builds trust, and conveys often-complicated concepts in plain English, while highlighting your expertise.


If you need a writer who can weave a story, ask the right questions, convey your message, and meet deadlines, let’s chat.


When I’m not writing, I’m proofreading. Looking for two-letter turnovers, mismatched fonts, and all the instances of “OK” that should be “okay” is something I live for (well, actually, I live for my cat, but you know what I mean). 


I stumbled into proofreading after college, and it was one of the best happenstances of my life. I’m a voracious reader, who loves not just the stories in books but also the physical objects themselves. One of the first things I do when I get a book is open it, stick my nose deep in the gutter, and inhale. What could be better than being a part of crafting a book (not to mention being able to read books for a living)? 


As an editorial proofreader, I think about the text I’m reading, so I’ll point out story inconsistencies, as well as making sure date ranges have en dashes, not hyphens.


Drop me a line if you’re looking for an editorial proofreader ~ or if you want to debate the use of em dashes (fair warning: I’m team em dash).