Carol Child

Carol Child - Editor

Smyrna, DE, USA

A writing and editing professional for more than 30 years, I make personal profiles and memoirs come alive; developmental and line editing.

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Overview

I invite you to stop in at my Scheherazade Chronicles website and meet Moriarty, the Phantom of My Blog, and his black, fluffy dog, Dickens. Dickens doesn’t bite. He likes popcorn and will eat it all, unless Moriarty’s friend Poe’s raven gets it first. Chances are Moriarty’ll give you a tour and take you up to the cupola for a bird’s-eye view of our domain, and then sit down with you at our round table and chat over a bowl of chili he’s cooked up in the back kitchen, wedges of baguette and a bottle of wine.

Meanwhile, while you’re doing all that, presently I am editing a nonfiction book for a nonnative English speaker, and a book of creative nonfiction essays. In recent years, I have written, edited, formatted and published three books – two memoirs and a Jane Austen script performed at readers theater. The memoirs are my Dementia Caregivers Journals, each chapter more of a how-not-to than a how-to. Also, I maintain my literary blog, my portfolio website, two personal Facebook pages and a website and Facebook page for a nonprofit.

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Art
Biographies & Memoirs
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
History
Music
Writing & Publishing
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Short Story

Awards

  • Poetry Award
  • University Peer Writing Tutor

Work experience

Writer/Editor

Self-employed
January, 1980 – Present (over 40 years)

I am a writing and editing coach and consultant, book editor, book author, playwright, blogger, newspaper and magazine journalist, newspaper editor, essayist, creative nonfiction wizard, copywriter, greeting card verse writer, copy editor to nonnative English speakers, webmaster, Facebook page administrator and more, expert in nonfiction or fiction, short- or long-form. I will work with you in person or by remote. AP, Chicago, New Yorker and other styles.

Portfolio (3 selected works)

Begins the Night Music: A Dementia Caregiver's Journal

Samantha Mozart

BEGINS THE NIGHT MUSIC: A Dementia Caregiver's Journal “I forgot how to use the microwave,” said Emma one evening in 2005. Emma was beautiful, petite and feminine, loved travel, entertaining and humor. Multi-talented, she played the piano and electronic organ and was an accomplished watercolorist. She raised toy poodles, one of them becoming a champion. She loved hosting dinner parties and lon... read more

BEGINS THE NIGHT MUSIC: A Dementia Caregiver's Journal “I forgot how to use the microwave,” said Emma one evening in 2005. Emma was beautiful, petite and feminine, loved travel, entertaining and humor. Multi-talented, she played the piano and electronic organ and was an accomplished watercolorist. She raised toy poodles, one of them becoming a champion. She loved hosting dinner parties and lon... read more

To What Green Altar: A Dementia Caregiver's Journal (Volume 2)

Samantha Mozart

TO WHAT GREEN ALTAR: Emma, my mother, was a sweet, beautiful woman, accomplished at many things. Then, at 90, she got dementia, and I became her sole caregiver: I lit the candle on the deck of our little boat and together we sailed down the dark stream. Seven years later, just after Christmas, our little boat met a sharp bend, and there we encountered the rapids. Emma became agitated. One nigh... read more

TO WHAT GREEN ALTAR: Emma, my mother, was a sweet, beautiful woman, accomplished at many things. Then, at 90, she got dementia, and I became her sole caregiver: I lit the candle on the deck of our little boat and together we sailed down the dark stream. Seven years later, just after Christmas, our little boat met a sharp bend, and there we encountered the rapids. Emma became agitated. One nigh... read more

Jane Austen Readings for Readers Theater: Script Adapted From Four Jane Austen Novels

Carol Child

A charming tool for Readers Theater entertainment or classroom education. The Readers Theater passages from four of Jane Austen’s novels – Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion – selected for these readings illuminate the author’s mastery of form, keen observation of human nature and cultural irony, her delightful wit, sharp dialogue and vivid description. Not only will th... read more

A charming tool for Readers Theater entertainment or classroom education. The Readers Theater passages from four of Jane Austen’s novels – Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion – selected for these readings illuminate the author’s mastery of form, keen observation of human nature and cultural irony, her delightful wit, sharp dialogue and vivid description. Not only will th... read more

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