Andrea Baugher

Andrea Baugher - Editor

Columbus, Ohio, USA

Copyeditor and proofreader with uncompromising grammar grit. I'll help you give your best work to your audience—with no embarrassing errors.

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Mistakes in a published piece make authors and publishers look...bad. I see each piece I edit as an opportunity to make sure an audience has no reason to discount or discredit the author's words. I want you and your published work to be as credible as possible.

I have more than 20 years of experience in writing and improving what's already been written—fixing spelling and punctuation slips, correcting grammatical mishaps, keeping style consistent, and smoothing out the occasional awkward sentence. While I also have experience as a technical writer, proposal writer, and more, over the past decade I've focused more on my copyediting and proofreading work. I deeply enjoy what I do, and companies keep me at the top of their freelance list because I do a great job.

I've worked on projects for large and small publishing companies, including McGraw-Hill, Zaner-Bloser, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Pearson Education, ABDO Publishing Company, Capstone Publishing, Press Box Books, Bearport Publishing, Focus Readers, Learning Care Group, and others, as well as several self-published authors.

My portfolio shows a fraction of the various pieces and genres I have copyedited recently. Most of my copyediting work has been in nonfiction, especially educational pieces for young readers, but I'm comfortable with nearly any genre. Some of my recent experience includes:

- Biographies and autobiographies
- Sports stars/heroes
- Current issues, such as drugs, politics, immigration, climate change, and mental health
- World religions
- Biblical commentaries
- Technology for kids
- Outdoor adventures
- Animals
- Student classroom workbooks
- Teacher classroom guides (early childhood through middle school)
- Summer camp guides
- eLearning materials

I am comfortable using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as Adobe Acrobat Writer and Reader.
English (US)
Biographies & Memoirs
Children’s Non-Fiction
Education & Reference
Health & Wellbeing
Political Science & Current Affairs
Sports & Outdoors

Work experience

Freelance Copyeditor & Proofreader

Teacher Peach
April, 2016 – Present (about 6 years)

Freelance Copyeditor

July, 2013 – October, 2015 (over 2 years)

Freelance Copyeditor

Red Line Editorial
March, 2013 – Present (about 9 years)

Freelance Copyeditor and Proofreader

June, 2011 – January, 2014 (over 2 years)

Technical Writer

Nationwide Financial
February, 2008 – December, 2009 (almost 2 years)

Portfolio (31 selected works)

Mass Shootings in America (Special Reports)

Harris, Duchess, Ph.D., Simms, Jennifer

Race and Sports Management

Harris, Duchess, Ph.D., Miller, Michael

Apple (Tech Titans)

Cummings, Judy Dodge

Netflix (Tech Titans)

Burling, Alexis

Google (Tech Titans)

Deangelis, Audrey, Deangelis, Gina

Meth (Drugs in Real Life)

Edwards, Sue Bradford

Making a Book (How It's Done)

Hinote Lanier, Wendy

Building a Road (How It's Done)

Hinote Lanier, Wendy

Andrea has 5 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Douglas Nestler
Andrea is an outstanding copy editor, I’m extremely impressed with her work, and ease of working with her. This is my first book, and I really think I found an excellent person to bring the best out of my writing.

Douglas Nestler, February 2022

Andrea Baugher
Thank you so much, Doug. What a joy it’s been to be a part of your book as well as your journey!

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Beau Baez
A delight and pleasure to work with. She began by providing a short sample of her editing skills, which is why I chose to work with her. The final edits arrived early and were superb. As an academic legal writer, I reviewed my manuscript several times, and had my research assistant go through it too. Andrea not only found additional grammatical errors, but also identified a few areas where th...
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Beau Baez, September 2021

Andrea Baugher
Beau, thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with you on your book. Your material was well written, insightful, and practical. I look forward to working with you again!

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Business Forms Management Association
Andrea has been a delight to work with. Very careful in what she does. Makes excellent suggestions. Responsive to our inquiries. Timely in her delivery. I could not be happier with our choice.

Business Forms Management Association, March 2021

Andrea Baugher
Thank you! This was a great project, and I’m glad I got to be part of it.

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Alexandra Weill
Andrea is amazing. She is professional, helpful, and approachable. I highly recommend her!

Alexandra Weill, October 2020

Andrea Baugher
Thank you, Alex!

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Mark Hehir
I really enjoyed working with Andrea. Her professional approach to proofreading my manuscript exceeded all of my expectations. She made sure that I was 100% satisfied with the edited manuscript version and quickly answered any of my follow-up questions. I look forward to working with her again.

Mark Hehir, October 2020

Andrea Baugher
Thank you, Mark!

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