I love proofreading contemporary fiction, historical fiction and classic fiction as well as non-fiction books.
My experience also includes adapting published books as audio books. Past career experience as a publicist for a fashion designer for over a decade provides me with a vast knowledge of the fashion industry. I also have extensive career knowledge of cocktails, food, and cooking as well .
Please reach out to me if you need a great proofreader, fact-checker or cultural research editor or for any questions.
From author Melissa Payne: "Wow, I was unexpectedly touched by this [cultural research edit]. I really appreciate the insight of someone else and the additional eye on making sure the characters are fully developed and are portrayed with care and sensitivity. Steve’s words mean a lot to me—my thanks and appreciation to him."
From author Wendy James: “To the brilliant people . . . who’ve worked so hard behind the scenes to get this book—and me!—out into the world in the best possible shape: [including] Steve Schul.”
- Bachelor of Science in Communications and Journalism, University of Kansas, William Allen White School of Journalism
Cold Reader, correcting egregious errors as well as making additional edits during final read-through.
Cultural/Sensitivity Editor, specializing in LGBTQ+, Alzheimer's, homelessness, and drug addiction issues. Adaptation Editor, Amazon Brilliance division, adapting books for audio, including description of visuals Editor, Amazon Publishing classics division, adapting classic literature in public domain.
Manuscript Styling, Kirkus, applying consistent styles to text for layout editors.
Fact-checking, Amazon publishing imprints, fact-checking nonfiction books and articles.
Lumina Datamatics, NY, NY
Aligned Texas state standards for grades 3–12 social studies program, Pearson Education.
Developed, wrote, researched, and managed content for social studies, reading, and language arts.
Managed, wrote and edited program for reading comprehension and writing skills for grades K–6
Cocktail Buzz, Brooklyn, NY
Created a website and blog focusing on cocktail and food pairings.
Produced, cohosted, filmed, and edited video segments demonstrating cocktail and food pairings.
Partnered with liquor companies for brand promotions, recipe development, and special events.
Developed photography and editorial content.
Managed social communities across multiple platforms, including Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
Bess NYC, NY, NY
Conceptualized and managed promotional events, fashion shows, store openings, and launch parties.
Created seasonal collection “lookbooks”—including photography, layout, and design—for media and buyers.
Secured press in a wide range of targeted print, television, and websites, including Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Vogue Italia, V, Elle, New York Times, W, and Vanity Fair, plus celebrity brand placement.
Identified prospective clients, produced proposals, and negotiated contract details for domestic and international accounts, showrooms, and agents.
Developed and maintained relationships with a worldwide base of editorial and media contacts Identified, secured, and managed corporate sponsorships for events.
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