I provide services that range from copy/line editing to proofreading to indexing to fact-checking. I have a bachelor's degree in communication and English, and a master's degree in English. I finished my undergraduate degree near the top of my class and my graduate program at the top of my class.
I have experience in a wide variety of genres and am willing to tackle any category. In addition to my editing, etc., services, I'm a published author myself (nonfiction), most recently in the Dictionary of Midwestern Literature, Volume 2, as well as in a variety of academic journals (mostly on the topic of women's literature) and conference proceedings. I have written several columns for my current job (under my maiden name—Hopkins) and also do ghostwriting for advertising clients in this role.
I have added links in my portfolio to some of the publications I have written, edited, indexed, proofread, or fact-checked; not all the work I have done is available on Amazon or Google Play, however, so here is a brief rundown of other things I have done or am doing:
I just finished editing Havenwood and The Fairy Killers, historical fantasy pieces by Eric Slade. And Earth Shall Speak by Luke Lee is another recent edit of mine.
I also just served as proofreader/editor for Albertus Magnus' De Animalibus, translated by Irven Resnick. I also proofread Dr. Resnick's A Companion to Albert the Great a few years ago.
In addition to my full-time work as an online newspaper editor and ghostwriter, I am the copy editor for Education About Asia, an academic journal that is published three times per year. I have held this post since 2010.
In July 2013, a piece I wrote called "Confessions of a Bride-to-Be" for Nooga led to me filming a segment with HuffPost Live in December 2013 and a publication on The Budget-Savvy Bride in February 2014.
I am the author of "'I'm the Scariest Thing in New York, Jilted at Forty-One': Beauvoir’s 'The Second Sex,' 'Sex and the City,' and Questioning the Myths of Femininity," and co-author of “Illuminating the Rhetorical Dimensions of Mary E. Wilkins Freeman’s ‘A Mistaken Charity’ and Sarah Orne Jewett’s ‘The Town Poor,’ with an Annotated Bibliography.”
While in graduate school, I served as assistant editor to two academic journals: Midwestern Miscellany
and MidAmerica. I also edited (and designed the layout for, though design is not my forte) the 2008–2009 issue of World Electric Vehicle Journal.
Right after graduate school, I wrote copy for Walmart's online product offerings.
I have edited numerous dissertations and theses for my professors and colleagues. I am the go-to editor for a large number of professors at our local university. I will happily provide a detailed vita, which contains a list of references, on request.
My editing rates typically range from .008 to .017 cents per word, depending on what is needed of me and the scope of the project. I am happy to edit a small sample at no cost to see if I'm a good fit for you. I am also more than willing to negotiate per-job or per-hour rates for bigger jobs, such as indexing, if you would prefer to pay for services in a different way.
I manage and edit all content for this online-only news source, as well as ghostwrite advertising content. My writing can be found by searching for "Ashley Hopkins" (my maiden name) on the site; my ghostwriting can be found by accessing the sponsored content category, where I have written all the content under various names for various industries.
I taught English 1, English 2, World Lit 1, World Lit 2, and Developmental Grammar to both high school seniors enrolled in college classes and traditional college students. During my time at CSCC, I also wrote several academic papers and attended conferences where those papers were presented.
Androgynous Democracy examines how the notions of gender equality propounded by transcendentalists and other nineteenth-century writers were further developed and complicated by the rise of literary modernism. Aaron Shaheen specifically investigates the ways in which intellectual discussions of androgyny, once detached from earlier gonadal-based models, were used by various American authors to... read more
Dating from the mid-thirteenth century, Albert the Great's monumental treatise on living things, their characteristics, and their place in the natural order stands as one of the most valuable contributions to the history of science, ranking in importance with the writings of Aristotle and Linnaeus. Yet until now--more than seven hundred years after his death--Albert's De Animalibus has never b... read more
The Midwest has produced a robust literary heritage. Its authors have won half of the nation’s Nobel Prizes for Literature plus a significant number of Pulitzer Prizes. This volume explores the rich racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the region. It also contains entries on 35 pivotal Midwestern literary works, literary genres, literary, cultural, historical, and social movements, state ... read more
For generations, Rabûr eli Nišūn had been the proud and faithful guardian of Earth. Like a mother sheltering her children, the Nišūn had fiercely protected Earth’s development from outside influences. With great care, the people of the red planet nearest Earth staunchly passed laws and regulations that would protect the shining blue marble that glistened in their night sky.Long centuries of pe... read more
In Fleshly Tabernacles, Bryan Hampton examines John Milton’s imaginative engagement with, and theological passion for, the Incarnation. As aesthetic symbol, theological event, and narrative picture of humanity’s potential, the Incarnation profoundly governs the way Milton structures his 1645 Poems, ponders the holy office of the pulpit, reflects on the ends of speech and language, interprets s... read more
Contributions to this omnibus volume from twenty-seven internationally renowned scholars will introduce students of philosophy, science, and theology to the current state of research and multiple perspectives on the work of Albert the Great.
Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1914. Tanna Cravens boards an airship bound for a colony in Fairyland… But a magical frontier ruled like the Old South isn’t the best home for a woman ahead of her time. Abandoned by her husband on a failing farm atop an ancient fairy hill, Tanna finds herself in the middle of a war between the human plantation owners and the indigenous elven tribes who want them gone. ... read more
Pappaw Gentry lives in a creepy trailer out back near the woods. Supposedly, he has an underground bunker filled with survival rations, weapons, and otherworldly specimens. Nobody is allowed inside.On summer nights he forces the boys to hunt lightning bugs and bring back as many bodies as they can, dead or alive. But when twelve-year-old Josh catches something that’s definitely not an insect, ... read more
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Editor and ghostwriter specializing in literary fiction, thrillers, memoir, business books, and self-help books.
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