When it come time to edit, I picture myself sitting next to the writer, working as part of a team to help the book become even better. I see myself as helping the writer, and I do that by keeping the reader in mind. I try to help writers become more clear with their messaging and more precise with their language so readers really understand the message. I ask tactful, diplomatic questions and I'm always willing to explain why I've suggested a change. If there's something I don't know, I research it before asking. My goals is to be helpful, thorough, and committed to helping your book become the best it can be.
In addition to my day job as a managing editor for an academic journal, I do freelance copy editing and proofreading, mostly on books about health and fitness. I've also edited memoirs and histories, and I've done academic editing and recipe editing.
I am proficient at using and creating project-specific style guides and with the Chicago Manual of Style. I also know AP and APA styles. I'm very good with charts, graphs, illustrations, maps, and display copy.
My queries are diplomatic and tactful, and I'm always ready to explain a change!
Horizons: The Journal of the College Theology Society
I manage deadlines for an academic theology journal, making sure everything goes to press on time. I also create marketing materials for the publisher and run the journal's social media account. I proofread the entire issue and work with editors and writers on copyedits and formatting.
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