Edna Smith

Edna Smith

Technical Editor

Edna is a technical editor whose previous Bixal work includes a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) project in which she edited and updated web content, researched and prepared articles and summaries for a newsletter and magazine and edited internal presentations. She has also worked on the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Designing Effective eVidence-based Engagement and Learning for Organizational Performance (DEVELOP) contracts and supports Bixal’s internal corporate works.

Edna has a B.A. in English literature, an M.S. in technical communication and a postgraduate certificate in professional writing and editing, all from North Carolina State University, including classes taken at Duke University. She also holds a certification in 508 compliance as well as a continuing education certificate in editing from Temple University. Edna has over 12 years of experience in the government contracting world as a writer and editor, supporting such clients as the United States Army, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Outside of work, she enjoys archery, journaling, traveling and is a foster pet parent. She is American Indian (with heritage in the Aniyunwiya, Siksika and Iswa nations — not to be confused with Native American persons or tribes) and is passionate about supporting American Indian, Aboriginal American and Autochthonous American life, culture and survival into the future.


  • 508 Compliance
  • Marketing Writing
  • Substantive Editing
  • Technical and Copy Editing
  • Social Media and Book Editing
  • Blog and Social Media Writing
  • Journal and Magazine Article Writing
  • AP, APA, Chicago, GPO Style Guides
  • Training and Teaching Continuing Education
  • Project Style/Standards Guides Creation/Maintenance
  • Corporate Style/Standards Guides Creation/Maintenance


  • Section 508 Compliance


  • English
  • Basic Spanish
  • Basic French

Bucket List

To become fluent in French and spend time traveling to Haiti and France, soaking up the Haitian, the French and the Afro-French cultures; and to have more actual true-to-life experiences and memories than photographs.