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Sarah Norton

Technical Editor

Sarah joined GRI in 2024 after six years as a technical editor for an engineering firm in the Portland metro area. As a technical editor, she is responsible for reviewing GRI’s deliverables for consistency, clarity, and conformance to technical standards. She has extensive experience in editing a variety of documents, including technical reports, theses and dissertations, and marketing copy. In addition to a Master’s degree in Writing, Sarah’s background includes management, marketing, book publishing, and teaching experience.

Where is your hometown? How did it shape who you are today?
I grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska, where the winters are dark and frozen and the summers are short and busy. It’s a place where small accidents can quickly turn deadly, and the locals are fast to offer help if it looks like someone is in a tough spot. There, I learned the importance of community, and I bring with me the value of building community wherever I go.

What is your favorite book/article?
Deliverance. (Yes, I know the movie has a reputation, but try the book!) It is spooky and short; Dickey has a really unique writing style that inspires vivid imagery with just a few words.

Favorite activity outside of work?
I love to travel and explore the outdoors, so on the weekends I try to get out camping, hiking, backpacking, skiing, canoeing, fishing … as much as possible.

BA, English Literature and Creative Writing, University of Montana

MFA, Writing, Portland State University