My name is Mary Beth Abel. I live in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle. Because I love to read and write, I have always squeezed this “work” and learning into my life. I minored in English in college. I read novels and wrote poetry whenever I was frustrated and stuck in my work in graduate school. Off and on, I have recorded my daily life in a journal and this has been especially true during my travels. In 2000, I left high school science teaching and began working on writing science textbooks. In 2009, I completed the Certificate in Editing program at the University of Washington. Shortly after that, I began this business.
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Scroll below to watch a video of me talking about my experience in the University of Washington Certificate in Editing program.

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My education:
Certificate in Editing, 2009
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
MS Biology, 1999
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island
BS Marine Biology (with a minor in English), magna cum laude, 1991
College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina
My editing and writing background:
2000—2016: Curriculum specialist, principal writer, and consultant for CPO Science. Lead author on CPO Science Earth Science Middle School (2007)
2008—present: proofreader, editor, and writer as owner of Abel Editing.