I am excited to add my recent experience working at a community-schools nonprofit, for which I oversaw the writing, editing, copyediting, and proofreading of parent guides, newsletters, a website, and board documents, to the expertise I deployed as a budding copyeditor of nonfiction. In the nonprofit arena, writing that is clear and persuasive is crucial, and I have honed my editing skills in service of issues affecting children and families. If you are working on any manuscript having to do with the built environment, think of me for that, too, as I have worked as an architectural historian for a planning organization, a museum, and an arts council. I consider it a privilege to hold an author’s voice in my head and to ensure that his or her thoughts and viewpoint are expressed with precision. This implies a responsibility to authors, and I take that seriously.
Currently copyedit fiction for Pink Monkey, a new literary magazine. In addition, I worked as a copyeditor in the past (see titles below). I refreshed my skills by taking copyediting and grammar classes at NYU's School of Professional Studies in Fall 2016 (and discovered I still loved doing this work!).
In addition to the communications work described in the Overview, I was responsible for: board relations; interaction with seven school districts and county government; financial oversight; goal-setting; accountability measures; grant-seeking, including for an early literacy home-visiting program; liaising with state/national community-school initiatives; and program management.
Each year 400,000 pregnant women in the United States get the weight loss surprise of their lives: They lose so much weight after delivery that they weigh less than they did before they were pregnant. "The weight just seemed to come off by itself," they say.Want to know their secret? It's in this book--and in your "new mom" body. Contrary to popular belief, losing weight after childbirth is ea... read more
Pull those old toys out from under the bed. Grab the toaster tucked in the back of the kitchen cabinet. Gather up your old china and Christmas ornaments -- just don't throw them out! In Treasures in Your Attic, Joe L. Rosson and Helaine Fendelman, professional antiques appraisers and hosts of the popular television show, aired on PBS stations across the country, explore the valuable objects fo... read more
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Edited over 100 fiction and non-fiction titles, including Prime Minister's Prize, The Age and various Premiers' literary award winners.
Kwame Dawes is an award winning editor and writer with over fifty books to his credit and years of experience as a literary editor.