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Carolyn Schweitzer

Carolyn Schweitzer - Editor

Boston, MA, United States

Editor and writer specializing in women's fiction, marketing copy for small businesses, and college textbooks.

Overview

After a year as an editorial assistant at Pearson Higher Education, I was confronted by the decision of what to do next, as well as by the eternal question – What do I want to do with my life? I decided to venture outside of the world of cubicles and water coolers and dedicate myself to freelance editing and writing. Although I still call coastal Massachusetts home, I now live in Bangkok, Thailand, exploring the ancient majesty and beauty of Southeast Asia.

A thoughtful, efficient, and reliable editor and writer for authors, publishers, small businesses, and non-profits with an eye for detail, I offer a wide range of editing, writing, and proofreading services for a diverse clientele. I’ve worked on fiction and non-fiction manuscripts, college textbooks, blog posts, webpage and social media content, marketing copy, reviews, and publicity and promotional materials all with the simple goal of reaching the intended audience by creating the best possible product.

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Education & Reference Politics & Current Affairs Psychology Social & Behavioral Sciences Travel
Fiction
Comics & Graphic Novels Historical Fiction Literature Romance Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • Columbia Publishing Course Certificate

Work experience

Editorial Assistant

Pearson Education
May, 2013 – May, 2014 (about 1 year)

• Managed three lists within the teacher education division for both the higher education and professional development markets.
• Acted as content editor for several textbooks, editing with an eye for flow, organization, and format, assisted in adapting manuscripts from print books to media-enhanced eTexts.
• Aided with other production, marketing, and editorial tasks such as researching and selecting photographs and securing image and text copyright permissions.
• Copy edited marketing copy including copy for the back cover and online sellers.
• Managed textbook supplements, copy edited instructor’s resource manuals and PowerPoint presentations.
• Assisted with market research, created surveys, recruited professors for interviews.
• Coordinated with authors, production, design, and marketing teams to ensure publishing schedules were followed.

Freelance Editor and Writer

Self-Employed
May, 2012 – Present (over 5 years)

I edit, copy edit, and proofread a variety of texts, including textbooks, fiction, and essays. I also write blog posts, press releases, page content, and articles on a range of topics from current events to real estate to home improvement, and even antique rugs.

Clients include:
W. W. Norton
Pearson Education
Penner Publishing
nDash Marketing
Top Admit (http://www.topadmit.com)
Force Change (http://forcechange.com)

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Clearer in the Night: Sexy New Adult Paranormal Love Triangle (A Meredith Falls Novel Book 1)

Rebecca Croteau

Cait’s used to being an outsider. The odd girl out, the one with the alcoholic mother. The one whose sister and father died. The one who might just have telepathy. These things she could manage, could hide just enough to get by. Now a werewolf’s bite forces her outside the whole human race. Two men—the one night hook-up who shows up at her hospital bed, and the rescuer worker who may be follow... read more

Cait’s used to being an outsider. The odd girl out, the one with the alcoholic mother. The one whose sister and father died. The one who might just have telepathy. These things she could manage, could hide just enough to get by. Now a werewolf’s bite forces her outside the whole human race. Two men—the one night hook-up who shows up at her hospital bed, and the rescuer worker who may be follow... read more

Creating Literacy Instruction for All Students

Thomas G. Gunning

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. With its emphasis on helping struggling readers and English language learners, Creating Literacy Instruction for All Students includes in-depth coverage of every major topic in literacy education and includes a number of features not curren... read more

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. With its emphasis on helping struggling readers and English language learners, Creating Literacy Instruction for All Students includes in-depth coverage of every major topic in literacy education and includes a number of features not curren... read more

Literacy Development in the Early Years: Helping Children Read and Write, Enhanced Pearson eText with Loose-Leaf Version -- Access Card Package (8th Edition)

Lesley Mandel Morrow

NOTE: Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for the Enhanced Pearson eText may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. This package includes the Enhanced Pearson eText and the loose-leaf version. An integrated languag... read more

NOTE: Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for the Enhanced Pearson eText may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. This package includes the Enhanced Pearson eText and the loose-leaf version. An integrated languag... read more

Literature for Children: A Short Introduction (8th Edition)

David L. Russell

Literature for Children: A Short Introduction, 8/e is a concise, accessible, text that provides a solid understanding of the foundations of children’s literature across its various genres from picture books to folk literature. In his usual engaging style, popular author David Russell stresses that students need to first appreciate literature in order to later use and teach it effectively in th... read more

Literature for Children: A Short Introduction, 8/e is a concise, accessible, text that provides a solid understanding of the foundations of children’s literature across its various genres from picture books to folk literature. In his usual engaging style, popular author David Russell stresses that students need to first appreciate literature in order to later use and teach it effectively in th... read more

What Really Matters for Middle School Readers: From Research to Practice (What Really Matters Series)

Richard L. Allington

The latest from well-known author and literacy expert Richard Allington is intended as the first step in preparing future teachers to provide early adolescents with high-quality literacy instruction. What Really Matters for Middle School Readers: From Research to Practice looks at the areas that struggling adolescents find most difficult—meaning, vocabulary, (especially for academic words), an... read more

The latest from well-known author and literacy expert Richard Allington is intended as the first step in preparing future teachers to provide early adolescents with high-quality literacy instruction. What Really Matters for Middle School Readers: From Research to Practice looks at the areas that struggling adolescents find most difficult—meaning, vocabulary, (especially for academic words), an... read more

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