Professional Writing and Editing Services


About is run by Stephanie Barton, a freelance writer and editor with more than a decade of experience.

My career began at Bantam Doubleday Dell, where I worked for three years in editorial production, learning the ropes of publishing.

A move to Texas forced me to answer the call of my inner nerd, and I became a tech writer and editor for NewTek, an Emmy-award winning software company. I wrote the manual for Video Toaster [2] from the ground up and earned praise in PC World magazine along with the undying love of the user community.

With my editorial bonnet firmly tied on, I began freelancing for, San Antonio Weddings and others, writing and editing articles, reviews, and web content. I contracted as the PR Director for a nonprofit, Gemini Ink, and pulled in national attention for them in The New York Times and on the CBS Early Show.

Time moved on and so did I. I moved to Europe, where I served as the remote Editor-in-Chief for San Antonio Weddings and then as the Editor-in-Chief for a small lifestyle magazine, freeStyle. I continued to take on freelance gigs with clients in the United States.

Now I live and freelance in New Mexico, where I gaze out my window at the Sandia mountains as I edit books for Wiley & Sons, write articles for Forbes media, and put my skills to work for local firms.



Send me an email:
info [at] tougheditor [dot] com

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