Alexandra Markakis Mills

Alexandra Markakis Mills – Editor

Experienced copyeditor offering line editing for academic publications in the humanities as well as fiction and nonfiction literature.


My thorough attention to detail and commitment to the ownership of each and every word make me an ideal copyeditor. Two years of experience editing academic manuscripts and five before that handling marketing webcopy have enabled me to hone my skills in error detection, tone and audience, task management, fact-checking, constructive feedback, and content quality enhancement. Within academia I specialize in the humanities, keeping informed on developments in the disciplines of cultural anthropology, interpersonal psychology, and gender/sexuality studies. My passion projects involve fantasy literature and world-building. Let’s chat about the editing you need and how I could be of service!

Education & Reference History LGBTQ Non-Fiction Philosophy Psychology Religion & Spirituality Sex & Relationships Sociology
English (US)

Work experience

Apex CoVantage

Aug, 2021 — Present

I perform close copyediting of academic manuscripts in which I also cross-check figures, tables, art and front matter, query authors to confirm changes, conform copy to its assigned style, and develop indexes of key terms. I have completed more than forty books to date for clients like Routledge/Taylor and Francis Group. Editing samples are available upon request.

Web Content Editor

Dec, 2014 — Aug, 2019 (over 4 years)

–Directed marketing and communications for Mee Derby, a leading executive search firm for the staffing industry
–Spearheaded Mee Derby’s digital presence, sharing industry news and promoting the firm via the web, email, LinkedIn and Twitter
–Created original text and graphic content; Assisted recruiters in publishing their own original content on the Mee Derby blog
–LinkedIn followers increased by more than 400%, topping 20,000 during my time there
–Mee Derby was listed in the LinkedIn Branding Hall of Fame's February 2016 e-Book, ​The Complete Guide to Branding for Staffing Firms​
–Mee Derby's success on LinkedIn was the subject of ​a case study​ by LinkedIn Talent Solutions
–The firm's Twitter feed was recognized several times on Resume-Library’s list ​Staffing Agency Power 500​, which ranks the social media presence of staffing companies


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