I realize how important it is that you find the best person to edit your work, someone who is both exceedingly capable and easy to work with. I have extensive editorial (copyediting, proofreading, and research) experience with academic, business, and creative writing. My testimonials attest to my abilities, attention to detail, and working style.
Academic: As a freelance editor, and as the former managing editor of a highly ranked academic journal, I have line edited more than 220 articles. I have also line edited multiple books and dissertations. Clients have included scholars at the top of their field, graduate students beginning their writing careers, and scholars for whom English is not their native language. Each project has its own needs, worked out with the author or publisher, where flexibility, attention to detail, and keeping the author's clear voice remain paramount.
Business: I have worked as a copyeditor for a wide variety of businesses, including for an on-line healthcare website, for a blog on various areas of finance and money, and for a company that writes reports and proposals for different government agencies. Clients include for profit and nonprofit organizations, as well as small businesses. Projects have included website content; national directories; museum guides; and marketing, fundraising, and informational literature.
Creative: With more than 20 years of experience as a dramaturg, I have collaborated with playwrights across the country whose writing ranges from the comedic to the surreal. I have honed developmental editing skills, asking questions about clarity, focus, and word choice. In understanding the intent of the author and by paying close attention to the author’s voice, I am able to offer ideas and suggestions for future drafts. This deep understanding of plot, character development, and unique language has aided my work with other genres, including memoirs.
I am a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association, Freelancers Union, and Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, as well as Professional Women Photographers. I belong to the LinkedIn discussion groups Copy Editors and Proofreaders, Publishing and Editing Professionals, and Publishing Professionals, among others.
I am experienced with:
- American Psychological Association, 6th edition (APA)
- Associated Press, 2011 and 2012 editions (AP)
- Chicago Manual of Style, 15th and 16th editions (CMS)
- Modern Language Association, 3rd edition (MLA)
- Microsoft Office (Track Changes in Word), Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, and Google Docs
- Basic HTML
Sample List, Current and Former Clients:
American Institutes for Research
PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review
The MedicareNews Group
Think Glink Media
SPI-Global (for Cambridge University Press)
Tree House Humane Society