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Whether you’re working on a book, technical manual, marketing brochure, or website, WriteCat Communications can help make sure that polished, professional prose reaches your audience.

A full-time freelancer with over twenty-five years’ experience, Catherine M. Viel provides high-quality writing and editing services to publishers, businesses, individuals, and corporate clients.

"I would like to recognize my editor Catherine Viel for her immeasurable support and keen eye." --Colette Waddell, author of Through the Eyes of a Survivor

Ms. Viel’s background includes marketing communications, technical writing, document design, translation/localization, and document control facilitation. She has also worked as a university teaching assistant, a legal secretary, and an administrative assistant to the president of a savings and loan.

Collaborating with authors and publishers to produce the best possible books has been Ms. Viel’s primary focus since 2006. She has edited and proofread dozens of books and counts venerable publisher DeVorss & Co. as an ongoing client.Tracy Shawn (The Grace of Crows) and J.J.Anderson (Trailer Park Juggernauts) are among individual clients.

Corporate and business clients include Santa Barbara's Cottage Health (Cottage Hospital) and Chris Woodward of MasterClass Marketing (LA area).

Ms. Viel has a bachelor’s degree in literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has resided in the Santa Barbara area since 1980. In 2008 she completed four college extension courses in copyediting and English grammar and usage, earning a copyediting certificate from the University of California, San Diego.

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Catherine with Sue Grafton
Santa Barbara Writers Conference

A member of the Bay Area Editors’ Forum and past member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and the Association for Publishers of Special Sales, Ms. Viel stays current with the intricacies of editing and the English language through a variety of trusted industry resources. She has also been a senior member of the Society for Technical Communication, having joined the organization in 1997.

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© 2001-2018, Catherine Viel, WriteCat Communications, Santa Barbara, CA, writecat@cox.net

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