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Amy Maffei

Amy Maffei - Editor

Township of Washington, NJ, United States

Freelance copy editor and proofreader offering expert services for academic journal/textbook, YA/children, and adult fiction projects.

Overview

Freelance copy editor and proofreader serving clients such as major academic and educational publishers, award-winning children's publishers, and fiction houses. Experienced academic production supervisor with staff management, interviewing, new product launch, and freelancer management skills.

* Edit journal articles at an expert level in fields such as psychology, sociology, communication, cognition, education, religion, ethics, and technology for major academic publishers.

* Edit and proofread YA and children’s fiction for award-winning children’s publishers.

* Edit YA/New Teen, mystery, romance, African American, LGBTQ, historical/Regency, erotica, and contemporary novels for fiction houses.

* Edit educational components such as PowerPoint slides, Access files, and Excel files for major academic publisher.

* Proofread genetics lab manuals and other educational publications.

SAMPLE CLIENTS
Taylor & Francis, Sage, Pearson, Barnes & Noble, The Princeton Review, Candlewick Press, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Kensington Publishing, Harlequin, Disney/Hyperion

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
* Trusted freelance partner with same core client base for more than a decade.

* Proofreader for Candlewick Press: Timmy Failure book series (Stephan Pastis); Stonewall
Book Award winner Fat Angie (e.E. Charlton-Trujillo); National Book Award author M.T.
Anderson’s latest novel, Landscape with Invisible Hand.

* Proofreader for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 2016 Coretta Scott King New Author Award
winner Ronald L. Smith’s novel The Mesmerist; National Book Award author Han Nolan’s
novel Pregnant Pause.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates ▪ Mahwah, NJ

Journal Production Supervisor * Senior Production Editor * Production Editor
September 1992 – March 2007

* Managed production staff, launched new journal titles, interviewed applicants, held staff
meetings while producing seven journal titles, as Production Supervisor, 2000–2007.

* Managed freelance editor pool and managed production of six journals, including
typesetting, editing review, and printer and online file preparation, as Senior Production
Editor and Production Editor, 1992–2000.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade Crime & Mystery Romance Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Computers & Internet Education & Reference

Certifications

  • Editorial Freelancers Association member
  • American Copy Editors Society member

Work experience

Principal

Self-employed
January, 1993 – Present (over 25 years)

I provide freelance editing and proofreading services to publishers, self-publish authors, full-service vendors, and others who need careful and accurate editing and/or proofing that respects the author's voice and intention. I edit electronically using Track Changes or PDF notations, and I am an expert at marking hard copy pages. I will quickly become fluent in your house style and procedures. I excel at academic journal articles, YA books, romance and trade novels, and educational material.

Journal Production Supervisor

Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
September, 1992 – March, 2007 (over 14 years)

Managed production staff, launched new journal titles, interviewed applicants, held staff meetings while producing seven journal titles, as Production Supervisor, 2000–2007. Managed freelance editor pool and managed production of six journals, including typesetting, editing review, and printer and online file preparation, as Senior Production Editor and Production Editor, 1992–2000.

Portfolio (20 selected works)

Timmy Failure: We Meet Again

Stephan Pastis

From the New York Times best-selling creator of Timmy Failure comes a third adventure about the comically overconfident sleuth.His name is Failure. Timmy Failure. And his detective agency is on the verge of global domination. Global riches. Global fame. And yet the gods keep throwing him curveballs: for starters, academic probation. The coveted Miracle Report is the key to everything, includin... read more

From the New York Times best-selling creator of Timmy Failure comes a third adventure about the comically overconfident sleuth.His name is Failure. Timmy Failure. And his detective agency is on the verge of global domination. Global riches. Global fame. And yet the gods keep throwing him curveballs: for starters, academic probation. The coveted Miracle Report is the key to everything, includin... read more

Junior Ninja Champion: The Competition Begins

Catherine Hapka

For ninja fans everywhere, this action-packed adventure series brings five unlikely friends together to compete in the first-ever Junior Ninja competition. Izzy, Ty, Kevin, JJ, and Mackenzie don't have a lot in common. But they have all seen the reality TV obstacle competition National Ninja Champion. When news breaks that there's going to be a kids' version of the show?and tryouts are just a ... read more

For ninja fans everywhere, this action-packed adventure series brings five unlikely friends together to compete in the first-ever Junior Ninja competition. Izzy, Ty, Kevin, JJ, and Mackenzie don't have a lot in common. But they have all seen the reality TV obstacle competition National Ninja Champion. When news breaks that there's going to be a kids' version of the show?and tryouts are just a ... read more

How to Catch a Bogle

Catherine Jinks

Birdie McAdam, a ten-year-old orphan, is tougher than she looks. She's proud of her job as apprentice to Alfred the Bogler, a man who catches monsters for a living. Birdie lures the bogles out of their lairs with her sweet songs, and Alfred kills them before they kill her. On the mean streets of Victorian England, hunting bogles is actually less dangerous work than mudlarking for scraps along ... read more

Birdie McAdam, a ten-year-old orphan, is tougher than she looks. She's proud of her job as apprentice to Alfred the Bogler, a man who catches monsters for a living. Birdie lures the bogles out of their lairs with her sweet songs, and Alfred kills them before they kill her. On the mean streets of Victorian England, hunting bogles is actually less dangerous work than mudlarking for scraps along ... read more

The Mesmerist

Ronald L. Smith

Thirteen-year-old Jessamine Grace and her mother make a living as sham spiritualists—until they discover that Jess is a mesmerist and that she really can talk to the dead. Soon she is plunged into the dark world of Victorian London’s supernatural underbelly and learns that the city is under attack by ghouls, monsters, and spirit summoners. Can Jess fight these powerful forces? And will the gro... read more

Thirteen-year-old Jessamine Grace and her mother make a living as sham spiritualists—until they discover that Jess is a mesmerist and that she really can talk to the dead. Soon she is plunged into the dark world of Victorian London’s supernatural underbelly and learns that the city is under attack by ghouls, monsters, and spirit summoners. Can Jess fight these powerful forces? And will the gro... read more

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

Stephan Pastis

Want to aspire to greatness? Check out this new edition of Timmy Failure’s first adventure—featuring the bonus section “How to Draw Timmy and Total.” He may be clueless, but the comically self-confident Timmy Failure is CEO of the best detective agency in town, perhaps even the nation. Now Timmy’s legion of fans are invited to set off on their own path to mastery with the help from Stephan Pas... read more

Want to aspire to greatness? Check out this new edition of Timmy Failure’s first adventure—featuring the bonus section “How to Draw Timmy and Total.” He may be clueless, but the comically self-confident Timmy Failure is CEO of the best detective agency in town, perhaps even the nation. Now Timmy’s legion of fans are invited to set off on their own path to mastery with the help from Stephan Pas... read more

Landscape with Invisible Hand

M.T. Anderson

National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson returns to future Earth in a sharply wrought satire of art and truth in the midst of colonization.When the vuvv first landed, it came as a surprise to aspiring artist Adam and the rest of planet Earth — but not necessarily an unwelcome one. Can it really be called an invasion when the vuvv generously offered free advanced technology and cures for every... read more

National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson returns to future Earth in a sharply wrought satire of art and truth in the midst of colonization.When the vuvv first landed, it came as a surprise to aspiring artist Adam and the rest of planet Earth — but not necessarily an unwelcome one. Can it really be called an invasion when the vuvv generously offered free advanced technology and cures for every... read more

The Bone Queen: Pellinor: Cadvan's Story (Pellinor Series)

Alison Croggon

In a highly anticipated prequel to the Books of Pellinor, Alison Croggon captivates fans old and new with her ancient, legendary world of Annar.After being seduced into sorcery by an agent of the Dark, the promising Bard Cadvan of Lirigon recklessly unleashed the terrible Bone Queen, bringing destruction down upon Annar. Cast out of the Schools of Barding for his crime, Cadvan now lives in exi... read more

In a highly anticipated prequel to the Books of Pellinor, Alison Croggon captivates fans old and new with her ancient, legendary world of Annar.After being seduced into sorcery by an agent of the Dark, the promising Bard Cadvan of Lirigon recklessly unleashed the terrible Bone Queen, bringing destruction down upon Annar. Cast out of the Schools of Barding for his crime, Cadvan now lives in exi... read more

The Friendship Experiment

Erin Teagan

Future scientist Madeline Little is dreading the start of middle school. Nothing has been right since her grandfather died and her best friend changed schools. Maddie would rather help her father in his research lab or write Standard Operating Procedures in her lab notebook than hang out with a bunch of kids who aren’t even her friends. Despite Maddie’s reluctance, some new friends start comin... read more

Future scientist Madeline Little is dreading the start of middle school. Nothing has been right since her grandfather died and her best friend changed schools. Maddie would rather help her father in his research lab or write Standard Operating Procedures in her lab notebook than hang out with a bunch of kids who aren’t even her friends. Despite Maddie’s reluctance, some new friends start comin... read more

How to Make a Wish

Ashley Herring Blake

Grace, tough and wise, has nearly given up on wishes, thanks to a childhood spent with her unpredictable, larger-than-life mother. But this summer, Grace meets Eva, a girl who believes in dreams, despite her own difficult circumstances. One fateful evening, Eva climbs through a window in Grace’s room, setting off a chain of stolen nights on the beach. When Eva tells Grace that she likes girls,... read more

Grace, tough and wise, has nearly given up on wishes, thanks to a childhood spent with her unpredictable, larger-than-life mother. But this summer, Grace meets Eva, a girl who believes in dreams, despite her own difficult circumstances. One fateful evening, Eva climbs through a window in Grace’s room, setting off a chain of stolen nights on the beach. When Eva tells Grace that she likes girls,... read more

Took: A Ghost Story

Mary Downing Hahn

“Folks say Old Auntie takes a girl and keeps her fifty years—then lets her go and takes another one.” Thirteen-year-old Daniel Anderson doesn’t believe Brody Mason’s crazy stories about the ghost witch who lives up on Brewster’s Hill with Bloody Bones, her man-eating razorback hog. He figures Brody’s probably just trying to scare him since he’s the new kid . . . a “stuck-up snot” from Connecti... read more

“Folks say Old Auntie takes a girl and keeps her fifty years—then lets her go and takes another one.” Thirteen-year-old Daniel Anderson doesn’t believe Brody Mason’s crazy stories about the ghost witch who lives up on Brewster’s Hill with Bloody Bones, her man-eating razorback hog. He figures Brody’s probably just trying to scare him since he’s the new kid . . . a “stuck-up snot” from Connecti... read more

I, Eliza Hamilton

Susan Holloway Scott

In this beautifully written novel of historical fiction, bestselling author Susan Holloway Scott tells the story of Alexander Hamilton’s wife, Eliza—a fascinating, strong-willed heroine in her own right and a key figure in one of the most gripping periods in American history. “Love is not easy with a man chosen by Fate for greatness . . .” As the daughter of a respected general, Elizabeth Schu... read more

In this beautifully written novel of historical fiction, bestselling author Susan Holloway Scott tells the story of Alexander Hamilton’s wife, Eliza—a fascinating, strong-willed heroine in her own right and a key figure in one of the most gripping periods in American history. “Love is not easy with a man chosen by Fate for greatness . . .” As the daughter of a respected general, Elizabeth Schu... read more

The Language of Sisters

Cathy Lamb

From acclaimed author Cathy Lamb comes a warm and thoughtful novel about the secrets that can break or unite a family—and the voices that resonate throughout our lives... Toni Kozlovsky can’t explain how she knows exactly what her sisters are feeling—only that the connection seems to happen out of the blue, just when they need it most. Since Toni, Valerie, and Ellie were little girls growing u... read more

From acclaimed author Cathy Lamb comes a warm and thoughtful novel about the secrets that can break or unite a family—and the voices that resonate throughout our lives... Toni Kozlovsky can’t explain how she knows exactly what her sisters are feeling—only that the connection seems to happen out of the blue, just when they need it most. Since Toni, Valerie, and Ellie were little girls growing u... read more

What I Remember Most

Cathy Lamb

In a new novel rich in grace, warmth, and courage, acclaimed author Cathy Lamb tells of one woman's journey of reinvention in the wake of deep betrayal.Grenadine Scotch Wild has only vague memories of the parents she last saw when she was six years old. But she's never forgotten their final, panicked words to her, urging Grenadine to run. The mystery of their disappearance is just one more fra... read more

In a new novel rich in grace, warmth, and courage, acclaimed author Cathy Lamb tells of one woman's journey of reinvention in the wake of deep betrayal.Grenadine Scotch Wild has only vague memories of the parents she last saw when she was six years old. But she's never forgotten their final, panicked words to her, urging Grenadine to run. The mystery of their disappearance is just one more fra... read more

Christmas on My Mind (A Cowboy Christmas)

Janet Dailey

“A delightful annual tradition.” —RT Book ReviewsThe future looks merry and bright… The little town of Branding Iron, Texas, keeps an annual tradition that makes the holidays especially festive—the Cowboys’ Christmas Ball. But Sheriff Ben Marsden, busy with work, joint custody of his son, and caring for his aging mother, has no plans to attend. Not until a pretty newcomer to his small town get... read more

“A delightful annual tradition.” —RT Book ReviewsThe future looks merry and bright… The little town of Branding Iron, Texas, keeps an annual tradition that makes the holidays especially festive—the Cowboys’ Christmas Ball. But Sheriff Ben Marsden, busy with work, joint custody of his son, and caring for his aging mother, has no plans to attend. Not until a pretty newcomer to his small town get... read more

Point Blank (Sisterhood)

Fern Michaels

"Justice For All The members of the Sisterhood always stand together, and that includes aiding and protecting the men in their lives. Yoko's partner Harry Wong has received a phone call from his old schoolmate Jun Yu. Jun Yu resided at the same temple where Harry's daughter Lily was training, but they were all forced to evacuate. Jun Yu's managed to get his son out, but Lily is missing. And no... read more

"Justice For All The members of the Sisterhood always stand together, and that includes aiding and protecting the men in their lives. Yoko's partner Harry Wong has received a phone call from his old schoolmate Jun Yu. Jun Yu resided at the same temple where Harry's daughter Lily was training, but they were all forced to evacuate. Jun Yu's managed to get his son out, but Lily is missing. And no... read more

GO! All in One: Computer Concepts and Applications (3rd Edition) (GO! for Office 2016 Series)

Shelley Gaskin, Alicia Vargas, Debra Geoghan, Nancy Graviett

GO! with Office 2016 is the right approach to learning for today's fast-moving, mobile environment. The GO! Series focuses on the job and success skills students need to succeed in the workforce. With GO! All in One, you can teach Computer Concepts and Applications together - the way it is in the real world! Engage your students right away by focusing on jobs and incorporating cloud computing ... read more

GO! with Office 2016 is the right approach to learning for today's fast-moving, mobile environment. The GO! Series focuses on the job and success skills students need to succeed in the workforce. With GO! All in One, you can teach Computer Concepts and Applications together - the way it is in the real world! Engage your students right away by focusing on jobs and incorporating cloud computing ... read more

The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge

M.T. Anderson, Eugene Yelchin

Ride: Competing for the Cup

Bobbi JG Weiss

Horse-loving American teen Kit Bridges is in it to win it when her new boarding school’s House Cup competition begins.Fourteen-year-old Kit Bridges is slowly growing accustomed to her new equestrian school, the illustrious Covington Academy, and life as an American teen in England. But it’s not easy finding a new normal since her mother’s death, especially when it seems like her dad, Covington... read more

Horse-loving American teen Kit Bridges is in it to win it when her new boarding school’s House Cup competition begins.Fourteen-year-old Kit Bridges is slowly growing accustomed to her new equestrian school, the illustrious Covington Academy, and life as an American teen in England. But it’s not easy finding a new normal since her mother’s death, especially when it seems like her dad, Covington... read more

The Price Guide to the Occult

Leslye Walton

From the author of The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender comes a haunting maelstrom of magic and murder in the lush, moody Pacific Northwest.When Rona Blackburn landed on Anathema Island more than a century ago, her otherworldly skills might have benefited friendlier neighbors. Guilt and fear instead led the island’s original eight settlers to burn “the witch” out of her home. So R... read more

From the author of The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender comes a haunting maelstrom of magic and murder in the lush, moody Pacific Northwest.When Rona Blackburn landed on Anathema Island more than a century ago, her otherworldly skills might have benefited friendlier neighbors. Guilt and fear instead led the island’s original eight settlers to burn “the witch” out of her home. So R... read more

Skills for Success with Office 2013 Volume 1 (Skills for Success, Office 2013)

Kris Townsend, Catherine Hain, Stephanie Murre-Wolf

ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pe... read more

ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pe... read more

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