Caitlin Panarella

Caitlin Panarella - Editor

Washington D.C., DC, USA

I am an experienced copy editor and proofreader with a passion for helping authors refine their books to be the best they can be.

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Overview

My editing career started in the newsroom, copy editing at my local newspaper. I'm currently an editor at New Degree Press, where I have both developmentally edited and copy edited full length manuscripts. I also edit for Make Muse, a feminist media website. For Make Muse, I have edited short stories, poems, personal experience narratives, and opinion pieces.

I specialize in copy editing and proofreading, and have extensive experience in nonfiction.

When working with me, you can expect attention to detail, regular updates on the editing process, effective communication, and an ability to tailor my editing to your needs. Whether you need intense line by line edits, advice on structure, or an eagle eye for grammar mishaps, I'm excited to work with you!
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Career Guides
Health & wellbeing
Self-help & Self-improvement
Sex & Relationships
Travel

Work experience

Online Content and Newsletter Editor

Make Muse
May, 2018 – Present (over 1 year)

Edit content written by content interns and offer developmental feedback. Content ranges from opinion pieces, to creative work, to personal experience.
Craft weekly newsletter including an Activist Agenda Item and Make Muse's "current faves."
Collaborate with founder and other online editors to streamline editing and update style guide.
Write one to two content pieces per month.

Developmental Editor

New Degree Press
October, 2017 – Present (almost 2 years)

Edit and guide the development of the manuscripts of undergraduate students with the intent to publish.
Act as an intermediary between student authors and professor to provide feedback and progress reports.
Copy edit full-length manuscripts.

Contributor

Shelter Island Reporter
June, 2015 – August, 2017 (about 2 years)

Wrote weekly features and a children's activity column.
Copy edited articles before print days.
Brainstormed two new columns- Street Smart and Missing the Boat.
Honed skills in journalistic writing, tactful and direct interviewing and time management.
Position took place during summers 2015-2017.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

La Vie en Femme: A Glimpse at the Relationship Between Gender, Feminism, and Sex

Abigail Glasgow

La Vie en Femme started as Abigail's outlet for her own life story. Through growing up with four sisters, to losing her father to suicide (and everything in between), Abigail wanted to see what other women had to say about their experiences. Whether it's an open letter to the male libido, a pushback on western feminism, or what it's like having your period during a marathon, this book tries to... read more

La Vie en Femme started as Abigail's outlet for her own life story. Through growing up with four sisters, to losing her father to suicide (and everything in between), Abigail wanted to see what other women had to say about their experiences. Whether it's an open letter to the male libido, a pushback on western feminism, or what it's like having your period during a marathon, this book tries to... read more

Taking A Bite out of Food Waste: A Closer Look At What We're Leaving on the Table

Adrian Hertel

Americans waste enough food to fill, each and every day, the 90,000-seat Rose Bowl Stadium. And this, while 50 million Americans, 16 million of which are children, don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Add to this the fact that most of our food waste ends up decomposing in landfills, emitting dangerous methane gas, and you’ve got all the makings of a gargantuan problem — the world’s... read more

Americans waste enough food to fill, each and every day, the 90,000-seat Rose Bowl Stadium. And this, while 50 million Americans, 16 million of which are children, don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Add to this the fact that most of our food waste ends up decomposing in landfills, emitting dangerous methane gas, and you’ve got all the makings of a gargantuan problem — the world’s... read more

It Starts with a Step: Walking for a Better World

Clara Cecil

So, you want to change the world but don't know where to start?Today’s world faces daunting challenges: climate change, global conflict, inequality, and health crises, to name a few. In the face of these overwhelming problems, how can we possibly begin to make a difference? The first step is simple: go for a walk.In It Starts with a Step, you'll discover that walking holds the key to solving t... read more

So, you want to change the world but don't know where to start?Today’s world faces daunting challenges: climate change, global conflict, inequality, and health crises, to name a few. In the face of these overwhelming problems, how can we possibly begin to make a difference? The first step is simple: go for a walk.In It Starts with a Step, you'll discover that walking holds the key to solving t... read more

Think Like an Immigrant: 7 Immigrant Mindsets That Will Change Your Life

Jena Kanji

More than 40% of Fortune 500 Companies were founded by immigrants or their children. According to the Association of American Colleges and Universities, foreign-born residents of the United States are more likely to have a doctorate or professional degree than native-born residents. You may wonder: How do these immigrants, many of whom come to a new country without much money, support, or fami... read more

More than 40% of Fortune 500 Companies were founded by immigrants or their children. According to the Association of American Colleges and Universities, foreign-born residents of the United States are more likely to have a doctorate or professional degree than native-born residents. You may wonder: How do these immigrants, many of whom come to a new country without much money, support, or fami... read more

Innovation Nation: The Hidden Truth of How the Government Drives Change

Taylor Fitzgerald

Is federal innovation truly an oxymoron?In Innovation Nation, Taylor Fitzgerald argues that the answer is a firm “no.”Innovation Nation will show you how the United States Federal Government has helped create the greatest innovations of the past century. From partnerships in private equity to startups and beyond, Fitzgerald exposes how a culture of modernization and dynamic change has been abl... read more

Is federal innovation truly an oxymoron?In Innovation Nation, Taylor Fitzgerald argues that the answer is a firm “no.”Innovation Nation will show you how the United States Federal Government has helped create the greatest innovations of the past century. From partnerships in private equity to startups and beyond, Fitzgerald exposes how a culture of modernization and dynamic change has been abl... read more

Embracing Tomorrow: Finding Hope in a New Generation of Leaders

Daniel D. Ernst

For decades, politics in the United States have stagnated in a cynical, dysfunctional, and distrustful climate. Author Daniel D. Ernst interviewed, studied and researched dozens of civic leaders to capture the inspiring stories of the leaders of tomorrow. Daniel chronicles the narratives of 11 politicians whose core attributes are representative of the type of leaders necessary to shape the fu... read more

For decades, politics in the United States have stagnated in a cynical, dysfunctional, and distrustful climate. Author Daniel D. Ernst interviewed, studied and researched dozens of civic leaders to capture the inspiring stories of the leaders of tomorrow. Daniel chronicles the narratives of 11 politicians whose core attributes are representative of the type of leaders necessary to shape the fu... read more

El Valle de Silicio: Why Latin America Will be the World's Next Tech Boom

Rishi Kshatriya

Do you want to be a part of the next gold rush? In 2017, the United States raised $76.4 billion in venture capital funding. On the other hand, Latin America raised just $1.1 billion. Why the discrepancy? Silicon Valley is king of venture capital and start-ups, but it's a crowded field of well-established players. El Valle de Silicio introduces a four-step method on how to identify a potential ... read more

Do you want to be a part of the next gold rush? In 2017, the United States raised $76.4 billion in venture capital funding. On the other hand, Latin America raised just $1.1 billion. Why the discrepancy? Silicon Valley is king of venture capital and start-ups, but it's a crowded field of well-established players. El Valle de Silicio introduces a four-step method on how to identify a potential ... read more

Leggings are not pants: ...and other falsehoods

Jeanette Keene

Love it, hate it, ignore it...athleisure isn't just a fashion trend. It represents a shift in how more women are choosing to dress — for themselves. Between 2011 and 2016, the activewear market grew almost seven times as fast as the overall apparel market, representing a third of the entire clothing market. Despite the backlash that women experienced for wearing their yoga pants out in public,... read more

Love it, hate it, ignore it...athleisure isn't just a fashion trend. It represents a shift in how more women are choosing to dress — for themselves. Between 2011 and 2016, the activewear market grew almost seven times as fast as the overall apparel market, representing a third of the entire clothing market. Despite the backlash that women experienced for wearing their yoga pants out in public,... read more

Initial Coin Offerings: Best Practices and the Future of Fundraising

Will Lowery

Six and a half billion dollars. That's roughly how much money startups raised through initial coin offerings in 2017. Through this process, startups sidestepped the traditional venture capital fundraising model by selling virtual tokens. How did they do it? In a space characterized by fraud and scams, this book provides a unique glimpse into the crazy world of ICOs in 2017. With his own resear... read more

Six and a half billion dollars. That's roughly how much money startups raised through initial coin offerings in 2017. Through this process, startups sidestepped the traditional venture capital fundraising model by selling virtual tokens. How did they do it? In a space characterized by fraud and scams, this book provides a unique glimpse into the crazy world of ICOs in 2017. With his own resear... read more

The Creative Company: How Creative Execution and Empathy Result in Long-term Value

David Freiburger

Are you business-minded? (check)Are you a curious person? (check)Would you consider yourself an “entrepreneur”? (check)But when's the last time you took a class in creativity, empathy, or leadership?Growing up, you were the kid that would ask your parents, “Why is the sky blue? Why do our teeth fall out?” And the infamous, “Where do babies come from?” You used to ask so many questions that you... read more

Are you business-minded? (check)Are you a curious person? (check)Would you consider yourself an “entrepreneur”? (check)But when's the last time you took a class in creativity, empathy, or leadership?Growing up, you were the kid that would ask your parents, “Why is the sky blue? Why do our teeth fall out?” And the infamous, “Where do babies come from?” You used to ask so many questions that you... read more

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