Barbie Carpenter

Location: Palm Coast, Florida

Languages: English

Barbie Carpenter worked as a technical writer and editor for the defense industry for seven years. She also wrote a nationally syndicated column "It's a Woman's World," which was distributed to 1,200 newspapers across the country. Now a freelance writer and editor, Barbie produces online content for a number of organizations and edits academic pape...



Barbie has written for for two years, researching women's health topics and writing articles specifically for women. She also wrote about women's health in her nationally syndicated column, "It's a Woman's World," which was distributed to 1,200 newspapers across the country.


As a freelance editor, Barbie has edited dozens of Master's theses and doctoral dissertations for graduate students. This experience has given her insight into the field of education, allowing her to write at an expert level in this field.


Barbie has written more than 100 event-planning articles for websites that include and


Writer and Copy Editor

September 1, 2011 -
• Research and write travel articles published on AOL’s family of websites, including Mapquest • Edit articles for adherence to site-specific guidelines, AP style, and proper grammar • Write captions for images and videos appropriate for each article

Writer, Copy Editor, and Content Auditor

Demand Media Studios

November 1, 2009 -
• Write and edit online informational articles, including how-to guides and fact sheets, for a number of websites, including eHow, LIVESTRONG, USA Today, Hidden Valley, and The Houston Chronicle’s • Research article content, conduct interviews, and develop original content • Verify that articles adhere to proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation rules and both the Associated Press and in-house style guides • Check article references to ensure that facts are accurate • Verify that titles are appropriate based on the article’s content • Audit previously published articles to ensure that content remains relevant, timely, and accurate • Use editorial judgment to remove articles that do not align with website's mission


Carpenter Document Consulting

August 1, 2008 -
• Edit academic papers, journal articles, books, resumes/cover letters, proposals, and marketing/communications pieces for grammar, punctuation, style, cohesion, and clarity • Recommend and implement document-design strategies that maximize a document’s readability and effectiveness • Format documents based on school-, industry-, or publisher-specific guidelines • Check document’s style to ensure it aligns with major style guides, such as MLA Style, the Chicago Manual of Style, or APA Style • Collaborate with clients to assess their writing strengths and weaknesses and offer effective strategies to improve their writing • Write a blog that features writing and editing tips for students, professors, and business professionals


Graduate School

University of Central Florida


University of Florida