Bridget Carrick

Bridget Carrick - Editor

Portland, OR, USA

I'm a freelance editor, copyeditor, and proofreader, working mainly with nonfiction books and articles.

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Overview

I've been working as a freelance copyeditor and proofreader since 2017. Before then, I taught writing courses at Portland State University and worked in content marketing, focusing mainly on copywriting.

My current recurring clients include PeopleSpeak, a publishing consultant; Demographic Research, a Max Planck Institute journal; Amber Lotus, a mind-body-spirit calendar publisher; the Oregon English Journal; and various one-off clients. My portfolio includes books, articles, blogs, workbooks, calendars, business documents, and various branding projects. And when it comes to style guides, I work with CMS, APA, AP, and MLA and am happy to comply with any other in-house guides.

If you're ever in Portland, come say hi. I love to visit with my clients!
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Calendars
Career Guides
Health & wellbeing
Humanities & Social Sciences
LGBTQ (non fiction)
Self-help & Self-improvement

Certifications

  • M.S. in Book Publishing

Work experience

Freelance editing, writing, and designing

Freelance
January, 2015 – Present (over 5 years)

I work as a copyeditor, proofreader, designer, and writer for various clients over the years. Some of my recurring clients are included above, including PeopleSpeak, Amber Lotus, Demographic Research, and Oregon English Journal. Other one-off clients are listed below:
+ Rethinking Schools
+ Ooligan Press
+ Empowered: A Student-Centered Anthology & Handbook for College Writers
+ PSU Native American Student and Community Center Art Catalog
+ Hillsboro Tribune
I'm well versed in CMS, AP, APA, and MLA styles.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Coach the Person, Not the Problem: A Guide to Using Reflective Inquiry

Marcia Reynolds

From a founding member of the coaching movement comes a detailed guide to mastering one of a coach's toughest skills: thoughtfully reflecting clients' words and expressions back to them so they see themselves and their world through new eyes.“Coaches rely far too much on asking open-ended questions,” says Marcia Reynolds. But questions only seek answers—inquiry provides insight. When, instead ... read more

From a founding member of the coaching movement comes a detailed guide to mastering one of a coach's toughest skills: thoughtfully reflecting clients' words and expressions back to them so they see themselves and their world through new eyes.“Coaches rely far too much on asking open-ended questions,” says Marcia Reynolds. But questions only seek answers—inquiry provides insight. When, instead ... read more

The Outward Mindset: Seeing Beyond Ourselves

The Arbinger Institute

The new edition of an international bestseller helps individuals and organizations shift to a new mindset that will improve performance, spark collaboration, accelerate innovation, and make your life and the lives of everyone around you better. Without even being aware of it, many of us operate from an inward mindset, a single-minded focus on our own goals and objectives. This book points out ... read more

The new edition of an international bestseller helps individuals and organizations shift to a new mindset that will improve performance, spark collaboration, accelerate innovation, and make your life and the lives of everyone around you better. Without even being aware of it, many of us operate from an inward mindset, a single-minded focus on our own goals and objectives. This book points out ... read more

Resilience: One Family's Story of Hope and Triumph over Evil

Judy Stone

Dr. Judy Stone, the daughter of Hungarian survivors of Auschwitz and Dachau, tells the story of her family's strength and resilience during some the most horrific events of the twentieth century. Join her as she learns how they survived and rebuilt their lives, focusing on hope and the good people they found.Readers willLearn the story of one family who lived normal lives until they were remov... read more

Dr. Judy Stone, the daughter of Hungarian survivors of Auschwitz and Dachau, tells the story of her family's strength and resilience during some the most horrific events of the twentieth century. Join her as she learns how they survived and rebuilt their lives, focusing on hope and the good people they found.Readers willLearn the story of one family who lived normal lives until they were remov... read more

Private Eye for the Bad Guy: My Short, Brutal Career as a Criminal Defense Investigator

Kelly Luker

In mystery novels, private investigators search for clues that will help send the bad guy to jail. As a criminal defense investigator, Kelly Luker did the opposite: She tried to keep suspects out of jail, gathering evidence that might free or at least reduce the repercussions for those accused of everything from vandalism and drunk driving to kidnapping, child molestation, and murder. Unlike t... read more

In mystery novels, private investigators search for clues that will help send the bad guy to jail. As a criminal defense investigator, Kelly Luker did the opposite: She tried to keep suspects out of jail, gathering evidence that might free or at least reduce the repercussions for those accused of everything from vandalism and drunk driving to kidnapping, child molestation, and murder. Unlike t... read more

The Age of Overwhelm: Strategies for the Long Haul

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky

Whether we are overwhelmed by work or school; our families or communities; caretaking for others or ourselves; or engagement in social justice, environmental advocacy, or civil service, just a few subtle shifts can help sustain us. Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, bestselling author of Trauma Stewardship, shows us how by offering concrete strategies to help us mitigate harm, cultivate our ability to ... read more

Whether we are overwhelmed by work or school; our families or communities; caretaking for others or ourselves; or engagement in social justice, environmental advocacy, or civil service, just a few subtle shifts can help sustain us. Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, bestselling author of Trauma Stewardship, shows us how by offering concrete strategies to help us mitigate harm, cultivate our ability to ... read more

Get Me Out of Here: A Memoir

Jeremy Steig

Jeremy Steig, the acclaimed jazz flutist, was just a teen when his life's path suddenly became clear to him. He soon jumped headlong into the jazz scene of Greenwich Village in the 1960s, where drugs flowed constantly, "free love" was encouraged, and musicians could make a living by simply passing a hat. He was also shaped by the influences of his talented and eccentric family including his fa... read more

Jeremy Steig, the acclaimed jazz flutist, was just a teen when his life's path suddenly became clear to him. He soon jumped headlong into the jazz scene of Greenwich Village in the 1960s, where drugs flowed constantly, "free love" was encouraged, and musicians could make a living by simply passing a hat. He was also shaped by the influences of his talented and eccentric family including his fa... read more

Leadership Tune-Up: Twelve Steps to Becoming a More Successful and Innovative Leader

Christine Johnson McPhail

To become a more successful higher education leader, you have to know how to assess your leadership competencies and areas where you need improvement, develop a core set of skills and an understanding of how to sustain them, and identify ways to acquire new professional development training when you need it.Designed for busy practitioners, Leadership Tune-Up will help you achieve these goals:•... read more

To become a more successful higher education leader, you have to know how to assess your leadership competencies and areas where you need improvement, develop a core set of skills and an understanding of how to sustain them, and identify ways to acquire new professional development training when you need it.Designed for busy practitioners, Leadership Tune-Up will help you achieve these goals:•... read more

Mastering the Inner Skills of Psychotherapy: A Deliberate Practice Manual

Tony Rousmaniere

Do you ever find that you are less effective with clients who are provocative, angry, shut down, or emotionally labile? Would you like to be more effective helping clients with challenging problems, including trauma, addictions, and comorbid conditions?Clients can arouse strong emotional reactions in therapists, often termed experiential avoidance or countertransference. To be effective with t... read more

Do you ever find that you are less effective with clients who are provocative, angry, shut down, or emotionally labile? Would you like to be more effective helping clients with challenging problems, including trauma, addictions, and comorbid conditions?Clients can arouse strong emotional reactions in therapists, often termed experiential avoidance or countertransference. To be effective with t... read more

Katie Daisy 2020 Wall Calendar

Katie Daisy

Live in the moment and awaken to the wonders around you on a yearlong journey with beloved artist Katie Daisy. In this delightful wall calendar, Katie weaves thoughtful hand-lettered quotes with vibrant colors to reveal the simple joy and happiness of living. With whimsical images of fireflies, butterflies, birds, and wildflowers and distinctive designs that mark many of the holidays, this col... read more

Live in the moment and awaken to the wonders around you on a yearlong journey with beloved artist Katie Daisy. In this delightful wall calendar, Katie weaves thoughtful hand-lettered quotes with vibrant colors to reveal the simple joy and happiness of living. With whimsical images of fireflies, butterflies, birds, and wildflowers and distinctive designs that mark many of the holidays, this col... read more

Hebrew Illuminations 2020 Wall Calendar: A 16-Month Jewish Calendar by Adam Rhine

Adam Rhine, Amber Lotus Publishing

The spirit of Jewish tradition comes alive in the Hebrew Illuminations 2019 - 2020 Jewish calendar, featuring images inspired by the Torah. Jewish artist Adam Rhine's stunning Judaic paintings combine modern aesthetics with the influence of medieval illuminated manuscripts and lettering. 12'' wall calendar (12'' x 24'' open). 16-month Jewish wall calendar September 2019 through December 2020. ... read more

The spirit of Jewish tradition comes alive in the Hebrew Illuminations 2019 - 2020 Jewish calendar, featuring images inspired by the Torah. Jewish artist Adam Rhine's stunning Judaic paintings combine modern aesthetics with the influence of medieval illuminated manuscripts and lettering. 12'' wall calendar (12'' x 24'' open). 16-month Jewish wall calendar September 2019 through December 2020. ... read more

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