Freelance copy editor and proofreader serving clients such as award-winning children's publishers, fiction houses, and major academic and educational publishers.
I provide editing and proofreading services to award-winning children’s publishers and fiction houses. I work on YA and middle grade fiction as well as New Teen, romance, mystery, historical/Regency, LGBTQ, African American, and contemporary trade novels. I also provide expert-level editing for major academic publishers and vendors, handling journal articles and book chapters in fields such as psychology, sociology, communication, cognition, education, sports, religion, ethics, and technology.
Taylor & Francis, Sage, Barnes & Noble, Candlewick Press, Disney/Hyperion, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Harlequin, Kensington Publishing, APA Books, Pearson, The Princeton Review.
* 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 recent novels Landscape with Invisible Hand and The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge.
* 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.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates ▪ Mahwah, NJ
Journal Production Supervisor * Senior Production Editor * Production Editor
September 1992 – March 2007
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Long-Listed for the 2018 National Book Award for Young People's LiteratureSubverting convention, award-winning creators M. T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin pair up for an anarchic, outlandish, and deeply political saga of warring elf and goblin kingdoms.Uptight elfin historian Brangwain Spurge is on a mission: survive being catapulted across the mountains into goblin territory, deliver a pricele... 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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
“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
"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! 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
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
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
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