I have been providing professional editing services for academic publishers and authors since 1996. I have 11 years of in-house experience as a copy editor and production editor with Roxbury Publishing (since acquired by Oxford University Press). I have worked as a proofreader and production editor for Oxford University Press and as a production editor for SAGE Publications journal division overseeing the preparation of manuscripts for 5 international scientific journals. Researchers use my services to provide style adherence, clarity, and precise expression and grammar to pre-submission manuscripts. I am fluent with Chicago Style, APA, and MLA styles and have created numerous house style sheets for publishers. I will accommodate a client's preference for editing in Word, Acrobat Pro, or hardcopy.
Beyond academic editing, I have been a freelance copy editor and production editor for many non-fiction trade publications, including over 70 titles in the consumer education market. I enjoy the collaborative experience of working as a team on a manuscript and am an effective and responsive communicator with all members of the production team. I have a reputation for being respectful and encouraging with authors, efficient and knowledgeable of processes with designers and project managers, aware of timelines and budgets with publishers, and I am experienced working with international authors, designers, and printers. For business communications, I offer writing and copy editing for websites, newsletters, internal publications, brochures, presentations, and marketing copy. I will ensure all of your written content is consistent (style sheets become your property), your tone is clear and flows seamlessly to your intended audience, your message is fully developed and credible, and that your readers will never stop or stumble over grammatical or structural blocks.
I hold a BA in English with a minor in creative writing from Kent State University and have taken classes in the journalism department at the University of California-Los Angeles. In June 2015, I received my certificate from Harvard Law School's CopyrightX course, which examines the current copyright laws and their effects on creativity. I began freelancing in 2001 while living in Los Angeles; I now work from a home office in Geauga County, Ohio. Resume available on request or you can view my profile on EFA.org. If you have a project you would like to discuss, you can contact me here.
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