Mission, Vision and Values

Áccent on Words’ Mission

  • We embrace each story that comes our way as if it were our own.
  • We empower you to tell your story, in your words, your way.

Áccent on Words’ Vision

To make a positive impact in the lives of individuals and in our small area of the world by successfully expanding our editing and writing services throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Áccent on Words’ Values

  • Consistently strive for excellence.
  • Continually develop and improve our expertise.
  • Always aim to enlighten and entertain with creativity.
  • Forever operate with authenticity and integrity.


Áccent on Words is led by freelance editor Dr. Deborah Jackson. She has more than 15 years of professional experience writing, editing, proofreading and formatting a wide variety of documents. She also has extensive academic writing and editing experience (dissertations, masters’ theses, grad papers, journal articles).

She has edited and ghostwritten various types of books and other publications (for more information, see our Clients page).

She has written newspaper articles and currently writes and edits e-newsletters and press releases for clients on request, according to Associated Press style and, if requested, designed to the standard of a particular PR website.

Deborah Jackson earned a doctorate in organizational management and consulting (a PsyD) from Phillips Graduate University, a bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of Washington in Seattle and earned multiple awards for excellence in newspaper writing and copy editing and in on-the-spot competitions in journalism while at Los Angeles Pierce College.