Bob Land

Bob Land – Editor

Full-time freelance editor, proofreader, and indexer of around two thousand books, most recently with university and theological publishers.

Overview

In an often stuffy scholarly publishing environment, authors enjoy working with me because of my practical approach to copyediting and proofreading. No mysteries, useful style guidance, and friendly, nonconfrontational feedback.


Since 1994 I've been a full-time editorial freelancer, mostly working for university and theological presses: presently Yale, Oxford, Fordham, NYU, and others on the university side, and Orbis, Crossroad, Westminster John Knox, and others among theological publishers. Through the universities, I work on books that cover a wide range of topics.


I've been proofreading and editing professionally since the 1980s. In my early career, I wrote and edited business and insurance textbooks and while still in my twenties was the lead editor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.


I've also worked for trade publisher HCI Books on many volumes, including during the early years of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.


Oh, yeah: I love basset hounds.

Services
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Christian Non-Fiction History Political Science & Current Affairs Self-Help & Self-Improvement Sociology
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

Self-employed

Jul, 1994 — Present

I have been providing copyediting and proofreading services to university, theological, business, and trade presses—and self-publishers—since 1994. I indexed also from 1996 to 2021 and am starting to do so again.

LOMA

Feb, 1984 — Jun, 1994 (over 10 years)

Writing, editing, and directing the production of university-level curriculum and examination materials for the FLMI Insurance Education Program, at the time the world's largest self-study business/insurance education program.

Portfolio

Proofreading
Proofreading
Copy Editing
Indexing
The Rise and Demise of World Communism

Breslauer, George W.

Oxford University Press

Copy Editing
The Last Kings of Macedonia and the Triumph of Rome

Worthington, Ian

Oxford University Press

Proofreading
The Consumer Citizen

Porter, Ethan

Oxford University Press

Copy Editing
Proofreading
Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Armies of Deliverance: A New History of the Civil War

Varon, Elizabeth R.

Oxford University Press

Proofreading
Proofreading
Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Proofreading
Proofreading
The Future of Christian Marriage

Regnerus, Mark

Oxford University Press

Proofreading
Strategic Management: State of the Field and Its Future

Duhaime, Irene M.

Oxford University Press

Copy Editing
Elusive Grace: Loving Your Enemies While Striving for God’s Justice

Johnston, Scott Black

Westminster John Knox Press

Proofreading
Proofreading
Indexing
Proofreading
Copy Editing
Proofreading
Proofreading
Proofreading
Copy Editing
Hong Kong Media and Asia's Cold War

Fu, Po-Shek

Oxford University Press

Copy Editing
People, Power, Change: Organizing for Democratic Renewal

Ganz, Marshall

Oxford University Press

Proofreading
The Economics of Accounting

Frankel, Richard

Oxford University Press

Copy Editing
Proofreading
Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Why We Need Religion

Asma, Stephen T.

Indexing
Never Trump: The Revolt of the Conservative Elites

Saldin, Robert P.

Oxford University Press

Proofreading
Copy Editing
Proofreading
Sanctuary Cities: The Politics of Refuge

Collingwood, Loren

Oxford University Press

Copy Editing
Proofreading
Copy Editing
Why the Nineties Matter

Anderson, Terry H.

Oxford University Press

Proofreading
Doing Christian Ethics from the Margins

De La Torre, Dr Miguel A

Orbis Books

Copy Editing
Proofreading
The Lamentations: A Requiem for Queer Suicide

Anderson, Patrick

Fordham University Press

Copy Editing
Copy Editing Proofreading Indexing
Proofreading
Copy Editing
Folk Music: A Bob Dylan Biography in Seven Songs

Marcus, Greil

Yale University Press

Proofreading
Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Afghanistan: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Rubin, Barnett R.

Oxford University Press

Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Proofreading
Indexing
Indexing
Copy Editing

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