Cassandra Caswell-Stirling

Cassandra Caswell-Stirling - Editor

Cranford, NJ, USA

Non-fiction development and copy editor with 6 years of experience, specializing in law, sociology, anthropology, politics and history.

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Overview

I am a development editor and copy editor of non-fiction works in law, anthropology, sociology, history and politics, in both US and UK English. I can copy edit, line edit, and review the proposed structure of the book to ensure that it flows well and sounds amazing. I have a varied career background, having worked in law, legal publishing, academic publishing and online marketing, all of which allows me to better understand the best way to communicate to different audiences across many genres. I will help you to clarify what you're trying to say and in what order it should be said to ensure a solid book on whatever topic you are tackling. I love helping authors to improve their message and will help you create the best book blurb to ensure the reader knows what they are getting from your book.

My specialties:

- Copy Editing - US & UK English
- Line Editing
- Development Editing
- Marketing copy of books

While I focused mainly on law, anthropology, sociology, history and political books in the past, I am able to copy edit any book on any subject, unless it is math - I'm really not good at math and would lose the plot within the first paragraph. I have even edited a very heavy philosophy treatise, which I was unable to understand, but the grammar and sentence structure was perfect.

I would love to work with you. If any of this sounds like a good fit for you, please reach out so that we can connect.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
History
Politics & Current Affairs

Work experience

Editor & Owner

Self-employed
September, 2019 – Present (about 1 month)

I have 6 years’ experience in copy editing in law, anthropology and history books, plus developmental editing, and acquisition, of legal practitioner titles. I have also over 7 years’ experience in online multi-channel operational management and strategic development for a broad range of brands, verticals and business models. After a 7 year stint in online marketing, I am ready to get back into publishing!

Associate Acquisitions Editor

Oxford University Press
October, 2007 – January, 2009 (over 1 year)

I researched topics on specific areas of law, then found law practitioners who were specialists therein to write practitioner titles. I also consulted on the book's structure, table of contents, book design, and marketing blurb. Had my titles reached the printing stage, I would have developmentally edited the title for flow and coherency.

Associate Development Editor

Oxford University Press
June, 2006 – October, 2007 (over 1 year)

I managed in-house editors and reviewed monthly/bi-monthly content for twelve different legal subscription products and two bound volumes. The content was reviewed for structure, grammar, and coherency, as well as best placement within the subscription binders. I also executed market research and trend analysis, including writing interview scripts, web surveys and competitive analysis.

Copy Editor

Self-employed
July, 2005 – June, 2010 (almost 5 years)

I thoroughly reviewed and copy edited non-fiction academic works focusing on sociology, ethnography, anthropology, history and politics for printing in both the US and the United Kingdom. The copy editing included grammar, spelling, and sentence structure.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Constructing Charisma: Celebrity, Fame, and Power in Nineteenth-Century Europe

Railroads, telegraphs, lithographs, photographs, and mass periodicals—the major technological advances of the 19th century seemed to diminish the space separating people from one another, creating new and apparently closer, albeit highly mediated, social relationships. Nowhere was this phenomenon more evident than in the relationship between celebrity and fan, leader and follower, the famous a... read more

Railroads, telegraphs, lithographs, photographs, and mass periodicals—the major technological advances of the 19th century seemed to diminish the space separating people from one another, creating new and apparently closer, albeit highly mediated, social relationships. Nowhere was this phenomenon more evident than in the relationship between celebrity and fan, leader and follower, the famous a... read more

Latin America Facing China: South-South Relations beyond the Washington Consensus (CEDLA Latin America Studies Book 98)

Alex E. Fernandez Jilberto

The last quarter of the twentieth century was a period of economic crises, increasing indebtedness as well as financial instability for Latin America and most other developing countries; in contrast, China showed amazingly high growth rates during this time and has since become the third largest economy in the world. Based on several case studies, this volume assesses how China’s rise – one of... read more

The last quarter of the twentieth century was a period of economic crises, increasing indebtedness as well as financial instability for Latin America and most other developing countries; in contrast, China showed amazingly high growth rates during this time and has since become the third largest economy in the world. Based on several case studies, this volume assesses how China’s rise – one of... read more

New Dangerous Liaisons: Discourses on Europe and Love in the Twentieth Century (Making Sense of History)

In Europe, love has been given a prominent place in European self-representations from the Enlightenment onwards. The category of love, stemming from private and personal spheres, was given a public function and used to distinguish European civilisation from others. Contributors to this volume trace historical links and analyse specific connections between the two discourses on love and Europe... read more

In Europe, love has been given a prominent place in European self-representations from the Enlightenment onwards. The category of love, stemming from private and personal spheres, was given a public function and used to distinguish European civilisation from others. Contributors to this volume trace historical links and analyse specific connections between the two discourses on love and Europe... read more

The Transnational Condition: Protest Dynamics in an Entangled Europe (Protest, Culture & Society)

During the last two decades Europe has experienced a rise in transnational contention. Citizens are crossing borders to advance alternative visions of Europe. They spread protest concepts and tactics and explore new ways of organizing dissent. Far from being a recent phenomenon, transnational protest is obviously more salient in a world of international corporations and global political intera... read more

During the last two decades Europe has experienced a rise in transnational contention. Citizens are crossing borders to advance alternative visions of Europe. They spread protest concepts and tactics and explore new ways of organizing dissent. Far from being a recent phenomenon, transnational protest is obviously more salient in a world of international corporations and global political intera... read more

The Holy Roman Empire, Reconsidered (Spektrum: Publications of the German Studies Association)

The Holy Roman Empire has often been anachronistically assumed to have been defunct long before it was actually dissolved at the beginning of the nineteenth century. The authors of this volume reconsider the significance of the Empire in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. Their research reveals the continual importance of the Empire as a stage (and audience) for symbolic per... read more

The Holy Roman Empire has often been anachronistically assumed to have been defunct long before it was actually dissolved at the beginning of the nineteenth century. The authors of this volume reconsider the significance of the Empire in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. Their research reveals the continual importance of the Empire as a stage (and audience) for symbolic per... read more

Settling for Less

Steven C. Dinero

Protest Beyond Borders: Contentious Politics in Europe since 1945 (Protest, Culture & Society Book 5)

Hara Kouki

The protest movements that followed the Second World War have recently become the object of study for various disciplines; however, the exchange of ideas between research fields, and comparative research in general, is lacking. An international and interdisciplinary dialogue is vital to not only describe the similarities and differences between the single national movements but also to evaluat... read more

The protest movements that followed the Second World War have recently become the object of study for various disciplines; however, the exchange of ideas between research fields, and comparative research in general, is lacking. An international and interdisciplinary dialogue is vital to not only describe the similarities and differences between the single national movements but also to evaluat... read more

Terrorism: Documents of International and Local Control: Presidential Powers and the Global War Against Terrorists (Terrorism: Commentary on Security Documents)

Doug Lovelace

Terrorism: Documents of International and Local Control is a hardbound series that provides primary-source documents on the worldwide counter-terrorism effort. Chief among the documents collected are transcripts of Congressional and Parliamentary testimony, reports by quasi-governmental organizations, and case law covering issues related to terrorism. The series also includes a subject index a... read more

Terrorism: Documents of International and Local Control is a hardbound series that provides primary-source documents on the worldwide counter-terrorism effort. Chief among the documents collected are transcripts of Congressional and Parliamentary testimony, reports by quasi-governmental organizations, and case law covering issues related to terrorism. The series also includes a subject index a... read more

Empire and After: Englishness in Postcolonial Perspective

The growing debate over British national identity, and the place of "Englishness" within it, raises crucial questions about multiculturalism, postimperial culture and identity, and the past and future histories of globalization. However, discussions of Englishness have too often been limited by insular conceptions of national literature, culture, and history, which serve to erase or marginaliz... read more

The growing debate over British national identity, and the place of "Englishness" within it, raises crucial questions about multiculturalism, postimperial culture and identity, and the past and future histories of globalization. However, discussions of Englishness have too often been limited by insular conceptions of national literature, culture, and history, which serve to erase or marginaliz... read more

Terror From the Sky: The Bombing of German Cities in World War II

In this first interdisciplinary study of this contentious subject, leading experts in politics, history, and philosophy examine the complex aspects of the terror bombing of German cities during World War II. The contributors address the decision to embark on the bombing campaign, the moral issues raised by the bombing, and the main stages of the campaign and its effects on German civilians as ... read more

In this first interdisciplinary study of this contentious subject, leading experts in politics, history, and philosophy examine the complex aspects of the terror bombing of German cities during World War II. The contributors address the decision to embark on the bombing campaign, the moral issues raised by the bombing, and the main stages of the campaign and its effects on German civilians as ... read more

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