Bethany McKay

Bethany McKay - Editor

York, PA, USA

Talented editor and writer with a decade of experience in news and narrative nonfiction, enjoys a good read and helping others

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Overview

I am a multiplatform editor and writer who is interested in the new wave of information and social media. I have a B.A. in journalism and international studies, with minors in English and Italian. I worked at a newspaper for eight years, improving my skills along the way under many esteemed journalists.

About two years ago, I began a career in publishing, where I edited and organized a variety of publications, such as reports, college textbooks, testbanks, and science, law, and business books. I now work full-time freelance doing similar work.

I love to read, other fiction and nonfiction. I read popular fiction titles and series, as well as advice books, memoirs, and news-related books.

I have the most experience in nonfiction books in the genres of advice and career, but I am looking to expand into fiction, as well. I also have an eye for design and the flow of words on the page, and what can capture a reader's attention.

I love editing and writing, as well as manage social media accounts and campaigns for clients. As an editor, I respect a writer's voice, as it is unique to each person. I edit the basics but keep the tone and voice intact. I can work with your budget and timeline to give you the work you deserve.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Career Guides
History
Law
Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry
Self-help & Self-improvement
True Crime

Awards

  • Keystone Press Awards, Honorable Mention
  • Newspapers of the Year Awards, General Excellence Award

Work experience

Freelance editor and writer

Self-employed
January, 2012 – Present (almost 8 years)

Apply and work on different opportunities, including editing and writing articles, blog posts, promotional material, books and other digital platforms; coordinate with writers about hourly rate, deadlines, and what level of editing needs to be performed; deliver edited work back to writer in a timely manner; be in constant communication about expectations.

Production editor

Progressive Publishing Services
May, 2016 – May, 2018 (about 2 years)

Coordinate with production managers; compile design notes and samples for the composition team; review work from copy editors and guide them on the instructions they are tasked to do; work on the different stages of projects, whether it is a book, a textbook, instructor supplement products or full online courses; work with authors to ensure the product meets their standards and needs; gain knowledge on a variety of topics.

Multi-platform journalist -- Regional Design Center

York Daily Record/Sunday News
April, 2010 – November, 2015 (over 5 years)

Paginate news, features and sports pages for the York Daily Record/Sunday News, The Hanover Evening Sun, the Lebanon Daily News and the Chambersburg Public Opinion; edit articles from these organizations; collaborate with colleagues to produce daily and weekly productions; manage staff during the weekend production process; contribute to a number of blogs including Book Buzz (Comic Book Wednesday feature) and No Sweat York; engage readers across a variety of social media platforms.

City editor

The Sentinel, Ogden Newspapers Inc.
May, 2008 – April, 2010 (almost 2 years)

Manage the newsroom and make editorial decisions on deadline; read all local content and edit pages for daily paper; design pages when needed; write columns/editorials about local and national topics; coordinate and head editorial projects and series such as “Staying Afloat” and “12 Days of Christmas”.

Editorial intern

Easy Milano
January, 2007 – May, 2007 (4 months)

Compile local listings; format listings for print; make confirmation phone calls; write seasonal and holiday articles for introduction; pitch article and cover ideas; proofread magazine pages before print.

Editorial Assistant/Writer

Penn State Agriculture Information Services
January, 2005 – May, 2008 (over 3 years)

Assist with the publication of news releases, newsletters, prospective student newspapers and Penn State Agriculture magazine; contribute to producing more student-centered articles by focusing on new areas of study, differing activities, groups and clubs.

Portfolio (14 selected works)

How to Build and Manage a Family Law Practice, Second Edition

Mark Allan Chinn

A must-read for any family lawyer, this book helps you understand the specialized skills and knowledge necessary to build and manage a successful and rewarding practice.

A must-read for any family lawyer, this book helps you understand the specialized skills and knowledge necessary to build and manage a successful and rewarding practice.

Reinventing Witness Preparation: Unlocking the Secrets to Testimonial Success

Kenneth R Berman

"If you have come to doubt the wisdom or effectiveness of the standard model of witness preparation or even if you are devotedly committed to it, you owe it to yourself to read and learn from Reinventing Witness Preparation." Edna Selan Epstein, Author, The Attorney Client Privilege and the Work-Product Doctrine

"If you have come to doubt the wisdom or effectiveness of the standard model of witness preparation or even if you are devotedly committed to it, you owe it to yourself to read and learn from Reinventing Witness Preparation." Edna Selan Epstein, Author, The Attorney Client Privilege and the Work-Product Doctrine

How to Play the Game: What Every Sports Attorney Needs to Know, Second Edition

Darren Heitner

How to Play the Game provides a basic understanding of the legal issues surrounding sports. It is the go-to source for anyone interested in getting into the field of sports law.

How to Play the Game provides a basic understanding of the legal issues surrounding sports. It is the go-to source for anyone interested in getting into the field of sports law.

The Crime of Complicity: The Bystander in the Holocaust

Amos N. Guiora

If you are a bystander and witness a crime, should intervention to prevent that crime be a legal obligation? Or is moral responsibility enough?In The Crime of Complicity, Amos N. Guiora addresses these profoundly important questions and the bystander-victim relationship from a deeply personal and legal perspective, focusing on the Holocaust and then exploring cases in contemporary society. Sha... read more

If you are a bystander and witness a crime, should intervention to prevent that crime be a legal obligation? Or is moral responsibility enough?In The Crime of Complicity, Amos N. Guiora addresses these profoundly important questions and the bystander-victim relationship from a deeply personal and legal perspective, focusing on the Holocaust and then exploring cases in contemporary society. Sha... read more

LinkedIn Marketing Techniques for Law and Professional Practices

Marc W. Halpert

The concepts in the book would remain timeless enough to become a reference guide for the reader, even as new situations arise and need to be expressed properly, for best marketing effect.LinkedIn™ Marketing Techniques for Law and Professional Practices, based on actual experiences, covers each section of the LinkedIn biography page, and is broken into short segments to maximize accessibility ... read more

The concepts in the book would remain timeless enough to become a reference guide for the reader, even as new situations arise and need to be expressed properly, for best marketing effect.LinkedIn™ Marketing Techniques for Law and Professional Practices, based on actual experiences, covers each section of the LinkedIn biography page, and is broken into short segments to maximize accessibility ... read more

The Introverted Lawyer: A Seven Step Journey Toward Authentically Empowered Advocacy

Heidi K. Brown

A stereotype bias exists in law school and legal practice favoring the garrulous extrovert. While loquacious law students, professors, lawyers, and judges thrive in a world dominated by the Socratic Method and rapid-fire oral discourse, quiet thinkers and writers can become sidelined. Introverted, shy, or socially anxious law students and lawyers often question their place in the legal arena, ... read more

A stereotype bias exists in law school and legal practice favoring the garrulous extrovert. While loquacious law students, professors, lawyers, and judges thrive in a world dominated by the Socratic Method and rapid-fire oral discourse, quiet thinkers and writers can become sidelined. Introverted, shy, or socially anxious law students and lawyers often question their place in the legal arena, ... read more

The Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work-Product Doctrine Two-Volume Set

Edna Selan Epstein

This two-volume treatise, written by Edna Selan Epstein and now in its sixth edition, is the go-to reference by attorneys and judges nationwide on common issues that arise in the attorney-client privilege and work-product protection contexts. This comprehensive new edition incorporates the general coverage from previous editions but has been extensively updated and expanded to include the most... read more

This two-volume treatise, written by Edna Selan Epstein and now in its sixth edition, is the go-to reference by attorneys and judges nationwide on common issues that arise in the attorney-client privilege and work-product protection contexts. This comprehensive new edition incorporates the general coverage from previous editions but has been extensively updated and expanded to include the most... read more

No-Fault Insurance Anti-Fraud Litigation: A Practitioner's Guide

Max Gershenoff, Barry I Levy

No-fault insurance fraud amounts to a significant "fraud tax" on consumers, estimated at billions of dollars each year. This is a practice-focused guide to the litigation and settlement of no-fault insurance anti-fraud cases, from inception through summary judgment.

No-fault insurance fraud amounts to a significant "fraud tax" on consumers, estimated at billions of dollars each year. This is a practice-focused guide to the litigation and settlement of no-fault insurance anti-fraud cases, from inception through summary judgment.

Tell the Client's Story: Mitigation in Criminal and Death Penalty Cases

Tell the Client's Story provides litigation teams the best strategies for effective mitigation work in criminal and capital cases. Top mitigation experts from across the nation with demonstrated practice wisdom will help readers to successfully litigate complex criminal cases. The book also utilizes significant legal, social science, and behavioral science research findings that will inform pr... read more

Tell the Client's Story provides litigation teams the best strategies for effective mitigation work in criminal and capital cases. Top mitigation experts from across the nation with demonstrated practice wisdom will help readers to successfully litigate complex criminal cases. The book also utilizes significant legal, social science, and behavioral science research findings that will inform pr... read more

Grit, the Secret to Advancement: Stories of Successful women Lawyers

Milana L. Hogan

This unique volume contains new research by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession begun two years ago on grit and growth mindset, two traits that have been shown to impact the success of women lawyers. The author of this book conducted the “first round” of research that applied these traits to women lawyers, specifically, in large law firms. In August 2013, ABA Commission on Women in t... read more

This unique volume contains new research by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession begun two years ago on grit and growth mindset, two traits that have been shown to impact the success of women lawyers. The author of this book conducted the “first round” of research that applied these traits to women lawyers, specifically, in large law firms. In August 2013, ABA Commission on Women in t... read more

The Corporate Counsel Survival Guide

William Kruse

Making the decision to pursue an in-house counsel position can be a daunting experience, in part because in-house positions are so different from working in a firm and can vary by company and industry. This is a must-read book for any lawyer considering an in-house position, offering valuable advice for a wide audience, from law students and recent law school graduates to current in-house coun... read more

Making the decision to pursue an in-house counsel position can be a daunting experience, in part because in-house positions are so different from working in a firm and can vary by company and industry. This is a must-read book for any lawyer considering an in-house position, offering valuable advice for a wide audience, from law students and recent law school graduates to current in-house coun... read more

The German Inheritance and Gift Tax

Stefan Königer

Germany is the fourth largest economy in the world, making it an attractive business location and boasting a high standard of living. A number of companies have their registered offices in Germany, including many organized as family businesses. In addition, with worldwide mobility and the internationalization of companies, there has been an increase in binational marriages and dual citizenship... read more

Germany is the fourth largest economy in the world, making it an attractive business location and boasting a high standard of living. A number of companies have their registered offices in Germany, including many organized as family businesses. In addition, with worldwide mobility and the internationalization of companies, there has been an increase in binational marriages and dual citizenship... read more

2018 Nurse's Drug Handbook

Jones & Bartlett Learning

Jones & Bartlett Learning 2018 Nurse's Drug Handbook is the most up-to-date, practical, and easy-to-use nursing drug reference. Updated annually, it provides accurate and timely facts on hundreds of drugs from A-Z. Written in a no-nonsense style that speaks your language in terms you use every day, it offers concise and consistently formatted drug entries organized alphabetically.The 2018 Nurs... read more

Jones & Bartlett Learning 2018 Nurse's Drug Handbook is the most up-to-date, practical, and easy-to-use nursing drug reference. Updated annually, it provides accurate and timely facts on hundreds of drugs from A-Z. Written in a no-nonsense style that speaks your language in terms you use every day, it offers concise and consistently formatted drug entries organized alphabetically.The 2018 Nurs... read more

Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses

April Hazard Vallerand PhD RN FAAN, Cynthia A. Sanoski BS PharmD FCCP BCPS

SAFETY FIRST!Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses®, Sixteenth Edition delivers all of the information you need to administer medications safely across the lifespan—well-organized monographs for hundreds of generic and thousands of trade-name drugs.BONUS!FREE DIGITAL ACCESSwww.DrugGuide.comRedeem the access code inside to unlock your one-year, free subscription to Davis’s Drug Guide Online, powered by... read more

SAFETY FIRST!Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses®, Sixteenth Edition delivers all of the information you need to administer medications safely across the lifespan—well-organized monographs for hundreds of generic and thousands of trade-name drugs.BONUS!FREE DIGITAL ACCESSwww.DrugGuide.comRedeem the access code inside to unlock your one-year, free subscription to Davis’s Drug Guide Online, powered by... read more

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