Rebecca E. Ochoa

Writer, Editor, and Professional Bibliophile

Reading, writing, and editing are my passions. I bring a penchant for grammar, attention to detail and expertise to every project. As a lifelong student and also as a former ESL teacher, communication and clarity are personal strengths. 


B.A. in Spanish at the University of Oregon, 2007 Eugene, OR 

Minors in English and Women’s and Gender Studies

Participant of the Kidd Tutorial 2007, Creative Writing Program

UC Berkeley Extension courses, 2013-2014 Berkeley, CA:

Grammar Mechanics and Usage for Editors

Editorial Workshop I: Introduction to Copyediting

Editorial Workshop II: Intermediate Copyediting




Freelance Editor 2013-current

Substantive, copy and line editing Santiago, Chile and Danville, CA

Long-term clients include:

Center for the Collaborative Classroom

Bay Area Think Lab

Freelance English Teacher and Translator 2010-2013 Santiago, Chile

Judge in the 2013 National Association of Writing Groups

Judge in the 2013 National Writing Competition

Member of award winning Santiago Writers

English Teacher Tronwell Language Institute 2007-2010 Santiago, Chile

Teaching ESL at all levels, TOEFL, TOIEC and GMAT Preparation