Brent Stypczynski

Brent Stypczynski - Editor

Columbus, OH, USA

Editor, author, instructor, and tutor with a wide range and depth of experience

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Overview

I'm a freelance editor, writing instructor, and writing tutor with a PhD in English Language and Literature and nearly two decades of editing experience. I specialize in non-fiction, but have experience with novels and grants.

Previous projects include:
The Modern Literary Werewolf: A Critical Study of the Mutable Motif (McFarland; author)
The Big Top on the Big Screen (McFarland; copy editor)
Dante's Garden (Independent; copy and content editor)
(dis)Abled Beauty (NEH Grant; copy editor)
NASA TSC Operations Manual (copy editor)
Pyramid Magazine (SJGames; writer and peer editor)
The Chaucer Review (PSU Press; editorial assistant)

I enjoy working closely with clients, making minor changes as needed and recommending any other needed alterations. I think one of the more interesting elements of editing work is learning about different subjects from my clients.

Languages
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference
Humanities & Social Sciences
Writing & Publishing
Fiction
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Paranormal Romance
Science Fiction
Short Story

Certifications

  • PhD English Language & Literature

Work experience

Learning Support Specialist II

Columbus State Community College
June, 2013 – Present (over 8 years)

Provide professional content support and assistance to students and members of the public who utilize the Writing Center. Assist clients with understanding assignments, prewriting, content editing, and citation/formatting (MLA, APA, CMS, AMA). Client materials range from course assignments (ex. English, history, business, counseling, philosophy, nursing) to resumes, cover letters to college applications. Cover front desk services including greeting and directing clients during evening and weekend hours.

Adjunct Instructor

Columbus State Community College
August, 2008 – Present (over 13 years)

Teach courses including Composition I and Composition II, Composition and Literature, Writing and the American Experience, The American Identity, and Images of Men and Women. Evaluate, offer editing assistance, and grade writing assignments. Responsible for tracking grades and other operational elements for each course.

Editor & Writer

Self-Employed
January, 2006 – Present (almost 16 years)

Provide content and copy editing services for writers in a range for fields. Wrote and edited resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles for clients around the world including the U.S., U.K., Australia, and Hong Kong. Produced career profiles, updated formats, and highlighted accomplishment elements. Researched and wrote articles for an industry magazine, including peer editing articles from other freelance writers.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

The Big Top on the Big Screen: Explorations of the Circus in Film

Teresa Cutler-Broyles, Cutler-Broyles, Teresa

When Genres Collide

Science Fiction Research Association, Science Fiction Research Association, Morrissey, Thomas J.

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