From an early age, I wanted to be a writer and editor. (Yes, that is a bit unusual for a child.) With this goal in mind, I graduated from California State University, Fresno with my master's degree in mass communication and journalism, at the time believing I'd be a newspaper reporter. Yet, I quickly discovered my passion lay in writing and editing for book publishers and magazines. I began freelancing a number of years ago, working on magazine articles and books for various publishing companies. Soon, I found myself on staff at a book and curriulum publishing company, overseeing the proofreading team. There, I gained an understanding of the publishing process. I quickly stepped into the assistant editor role, giving me experience working on higher-level editing tasks and dealing with author concerns. Again, I wasn't in this position long before I was promoted to editor, a task I enjoyed for some time. Throughout the years, I've overseen over 300 projects through various stages toward publication.

Drawing on this experience, I am now operating my own freelance editorial business. Through De·Scribe Editorial Services, I commit to serving my clients with the utmost professionalism and integrity. I commit to helping you develop the highest quality publications. After all, my work doesn’t just reflect on me, it reflects on you. I promise to work as an extension of your team, collaborating together and seeking a unified vision for the products under development. I promise to expend every effort to exceed your expectations. And I promise to help you keep your projects on time and on budget.

Diane E. Gardner
Freelance Editor and Writer
Me, visting New York City and sitting in front of the statue of my distant relative, Horace Greeley, founder of the New York Tribune. (I guess it's in the genes.)