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Barbara Spence

Barbara Spence - Editor

Professional non-fiction editor, proofreader, and exuberant word lover with over 20 years of experience. Also, ace researcher for fiction.

Overview

I provide assidious editing services in a no-nonsense, professional, and transparent manner. I will work tirelessly for you, meeting or exceeding your deadline. You can count on me for last minute projects, and to go above what is required. I take the initiative to research and understand what I edit. I can proofread or edit your manuscript, articles, business material, website, or just about any other textual document.

Known as the Research Queen, I have an uncanny ability to research and find most anything. I'll save you hours of time researching what you need for your fiction book. I specialize in police procedurals, murder, and forensics.

I have proficiency in the Chicago Manual of Style, AP Stylebook, MLA/AMA/APA style guides, Hart's Rules (Oxford Style Guide), and I can easily adapt to any house style, as well. Programs I use are Microsoft Word for Mac, Adobe, and Scrivener. I use the Merriam-Webster Dictionary for American English and the Chambers Dictionary for British English unless another preference is given.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Economics Education & Reference Health & wellbeing Home & Garden Politics & Current Affairs Psychology Religion & Spirituality Self-help & Self-improvement Sex & Relationships Travel

Certifications

  • Crime Scene Technology

Work experience

Editor / Writer

Self-employed

January, 1998 – Present (almost 19 years)

Writer and Editor

Gidder House Publishing

January, 1994 – January, 1998 (almost 4 years)

General information and travel writer for three regional publications, oversaw the acceptance of and edited articles from outside writers, and was involved with layout and design of publications.

Marketing Manager

VALIC

January, 1986 – January, 1992 (almost 6 years)

Oversaw the development and creation of marketing and sales materials as well as presentations, press releases and manuals, and created and grew the company's weekly newsletter.

Portfolio (6 selected works)

One Less. One More. Follow Your Heart. Be Happy. Change Slowly.

Robbie Vorhaus

One Less. One More. is a modern-day handbook for following your heart, an ageless formula that when applied slowly, steadily and continuously, results in unimaginable happiness and success. Robbie Vorhaus should know. Drawing on his decades of advising the powerful, rich and famous, Robbie, one of the more sought-after and respected crisis and communications experts in the world, discovered a ... read more

One Less. One More. is a modern-day handbook for following your heart, an ageless formula that when applied slowly, steadily and continuously, results in unimaginable happiness and success. Robbie Vorhaus should know. Drawing on his decades of advising the powerful, rich and famous, Robbie, one of the more sought-after and respected crisis and communications experts in the world, discovered a ... read more

Thanks To America: Against All Odds

Joseph Golshani

In an effort to further his education, Joseph Golshani came to America over thirty years ago with the intent of returning to Iran, but he soon realized the tremendous opportunities that were offered him in this country. He remained in America and made a name for himself. In Thanks To America, Joseph chronicles his journey, while giving thanks to the country that provided opportunities he never... read more

In an effort to further his education, Joseph Golshani came to America over thirty years ago with the intent of returning to Iran, but he soon realized the tremendous opportunities that were offered him in this country. He remained in America and made a name for himself. In Thanks To America, Joseph chronicles his journey, while giving thanks to the country that provided opportunities he never... read more

Feel Good Marriage: 7 Steps To A Rock Solid Relationship Without Counseling

Marko Petkovic

How to Turn a Stressful Marriage into a Fulfilling One Without Months of Therapy What if you could rebuild that bond, that feeling of connection you once shared, and finally start enjoying a fulfilling relationship that you desire and deserve without months of therapy? Imagine for a second how it would be to have a relationship that’s sustainable, a relationship that you truly enjoy and doesn’... read more

How to Turn a Stressful Marriage into a Fulfilling One Without Months of Therapy What if you could rebuild that bond, that feeling of connection you once shared, and finally start enjoying a fulfilling relationship that you desire and deserve without months of therapy? Imagine for a second how it would be to have a relationship that’s sustainable, a relationship that you truly enjoy and doesn’... read more

Where Women Go: The Reality of Middle-Age

Where Women Go is about the reality of middle-age for women and the challenges they face. Let's face it, no one wants to get old however, Where Women Go lets you know that you are not alone and its okay to age. The book is about coming to terms with how our looks change, how our relationships change and many other issues that only women of a certain age can related to.

Where Women Go is about the reality of middle-age for women and the challenges they face. Let's face it, no one wants to get old however, Where Women Go lets you know that you are not alone and its okay to age. The book is about coming to terms with how our looks change, how our relationships change and many other issues that only women of a certain age can related to.

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