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Marcella Lopez
Editor and Writer

Hi there, I'm Marcella, an editor and writer based in San Diego, CA.

​I copyedit and proofread memoirs, as well as business, healthcare, and academic topics. I also do authenticity (a.k.a. sensitivity) reading for Mexican American characters and topics related to the Latinx  community.

​Most recently, I’ve ventured into writing. Stay tuned for the launch of my children's book and for upcoming articles on my blog (a mix of editorial topics and my personal journey).

All my work is to help cultivate authentic expression in the world, and I couldn’t be more excited to dive in and see where it leads.

Marcella Lopez, a Latina woman of Mexican American background. She is smiling and approachable in the sunlight. She is a freelance copyeditor, proofreader, and authenticity reader. She also writes a blog and is working on writing a children's book.

My Story

I'm a third-generation Mexican American woman, born and raised in Southern California. Up until a few years ago, I had a fairly linear career and educational trajectory in the healthcare and business space. I climbed the career ladder quickly and earned multiple higher education degrees (MPH, MBA). At the top though, I realized that spark was not quite there for me anymore and that just maybe...I was not doing what I was meant to be doing in life.

In late 2019, I took a bet on myself and left my leadership position and took some time off to re-set. After some inner work, I decided to make a career pivot toward freelance editing (which eventually led me to want to write). This road led back to my natural love of stories and the written word.

I believe it is important to be yourself and to chart your own path. I want to use my voice and skills to cultivate authentic expression in the world. This includes providing a diverse perspective in stories and the editorial space. 


Also me:  decaf coffee drinker, yogi, women's soccer supporter, runner/walker, fan of nice pens and cute journals.

Editorial Services

Experienced with:

  • Authenticity (a.k.a. Sensitivity) Reading

    • Examples include screenplays, novels, musicals, and company blogs

  • Nonfiction Copyediting and Proofreading

    • Examples include memoirs, business reports, healthcare articles/books, and academic dissertations (APA 7)

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