A.J. Smuskiewicz

A.J. Smuskiewicz - Editor

Lockport, IL, USA

Editor, writer, and writing coach with 30 years experience in nonfiction and fiction, such as science, healthcare, history, memoirs, novels

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I'm a freelance writer and editor with 30 years of professional experience. I've edited and written numerous nonfiction and fiction books and articles on various subjects, ranging from science, medicine, history, and current events to memoirs, self-help/how-to, novels, and short stories. I also work as a writing coach for university students, helping them with class assignments and theses/dissertations. And I have worked with many ESL writers (from Asia, Africa, Europe) to prepare their texts for an English-speaking audience.

In my edits, I am very detail oriented. I will do much more than just correct for spelling and grammar. I also look for possible factual, content issues and things that seem confusing or contradictory, and I make changes or suggest changes to improve flow, logic, consistency, etc. I typically do all my changes in Word with the Track Changes feature, so you can see everything I did and accept them or reject them as you think best. And I add questions and comments for you regarding points that need clarification or other things I want to draw your attention to. I will work with you as an individual, respecting your unique voice while helping you make your ideas and text as clear and attractive as possible.

Languages
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Health & Wellbeing
Humanities & Social Sciences
Math & Science
Fiction
Literary Fiction

Work experience

manuscript editor

American Osteopathic Association
July, 2005 – July, 2006 (about 1 year)

Edited original contributions, research reviews, case reports, letters, and other professional medical material for JAOA—The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association and other AOA publications.

self-employed / freelance

Self-employed
February, 2004 – Present (over 18 years)

Clients have included:
American Osteopathic Association; American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine; Mayo Clinic; Indiana University; Elsevier; Springer; Canadian College of Osteopathy; World Book Publishing; Encyclopaedia Britannica; New Standard Encyclopedia; Will County Historical Society; Windy City Times, OutFront magazine, Community Alliance and Action Network; Genetic Literacy Project; BrainWorx Studio Inc; Tighe Publishing Services; ABC-CLIO; Affinity Express; White-Thomson Publishing LTD; Wright Group/McGraw-Hill; Houghton Mifflin; McDougal Littell; ProQuest LearningPage/Learning A-Z; Aptara Inc; Anthology (Preface) Inc; Quarasan Group; Big Run Wolf Ranch; Willie Nelson Museum; Intellectual Conservative; many individual physicians, scientists, students, and other authors.

editor

Quarasan Group
June, 2003 – February, 2004 (8 months)

Wrote and edited science, medical, world events, and history material for educational purposes.

Senior editor / Assistant managing editor

World Book Publishing
April, 1997 – June, 2003 (about 6 years)

Researched, wrote, and edited articles on science, medicine, technology, and current events.

Science and medical editor

Standard Education Corporation
March, 1993 – April, 1997 (about 4 years)

Researched, wrote, and edited articles on science, medicine, and technology for New Standard Encyclopedia and other publications.

Portfolio (11 selected works)

A View From The Inside

Dr. Perrotta, Augustine L

Osteopathic Medicine: Holonomic keys for treatment

Heede, Patrick Van Den, Kosthorst, Martha

A.J. has 1 review

Professionalism
Professionalism
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Quality
Value
Value
Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Lorna Maher
It was an absolute pleasure to work with AJ, the layout, the detail, the suggestions and the overall knowledge was fantastic. Great communication too! Highly recommend!

Lorna Maher, June 2021

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