Christine O'Connor

Christine O'Connor – Editor

Experienced book editor ready to help with any of your needs including copyediting and proofreading. I look forward to working with you!

Overview

I am an energetic, creative, and resourceful editorial professional / project manager with an extensive track record of success overseeing editorial functions for a billion-dollar, multinational academic publisher. Well-versed in all areas of managing publication production, including sourcing content and coordinating staff (development editors, content specialists, copyeditors, proofreaders, indexers, compositors). Experienced in all facets of project management from planning through budgeting and scheduling to final publication.

I am available to copyedit, proofread, and develop manuscripts. I can provide re-writes when needed. I am comfortable working on tight deadlines on multiple projects as well. In my previous role, I have worked on as many as 15 titles at one time and held the schedules on all of them.

Are you looking for an editor with:

· Almost 20 years of hands-on experience in project management?

· 18 years of experience in the publishing industry?

· Excellent written and oral communication skills?

· A drive to succeed in their role and help you exceed as well?


I am your girl!

Services
Non-Fiction
Computers & Internet Education & Reference Health & Wellbeing Technology
Languages
English (US)
Certifications
  • Effective Editing SUNY Orange
  • CopyrightX Harvard University

Work experience

Hay House

Jun, 2022 — Present

Proofread books on a variety of subjects: self help, inspirational, and transformational.

Wiley

Dec, 2019 — Nov, 2022 (almost 3 years)

• Manage print and digital products from contract signing to publication for the Pro Tech (Sybex imprint) and Education (Jossey Bass imprint) lines.
• Build strong relationships with customers including authors, editors, and product teams.
• Contributing team member to weekly editorial/product group meetings, updating all professionals involved with details to keep each of their tasks on deadline. Set up and attend kick off meetings with editors and authors.
• Meet weekly with marketing and acquisitions teams to keep them apprised of all newly signed book proposals to establish start of planning marketing efforts.
• Track all projects using Workfront, working with cross-functional teams to ensure data accuracy across relevant Wiley systems and platforms.

Wiley

Dec, 2006 — Dec, 2019 (about 13 years)

• Managed production of assigned titles from receipt of manuscript to release to printer, archiving, and electronic product review.
• Selected and purchased appropriate vendors' services. Instructed vendors regarding scheduling, editing, design, illustration, production management, proofreading, archiving, indexing, and composition.
• Instructed and managed authors regarding production plan, design, editing, proof review, and indexing.
• Reviewed and evaluated copyediting and coding, design, proofs, alterations, printer proof, bound books, and archived content and metadata. Reviewed electronic products. Reviewed cover and jacket/binding copy, mechanicals, printer proofs, and samples. Input and maintained accurate schedule, cost, specifications, and administrative data and content in all required systems in a timely manner.
• Reviewed manuscripts transmitted to production; developed and managed schedules; enforced best practice procedures; troubleshot day-to-day issues: over/under page counts, general book-making/layout issues, reviewed and maintained budget reports; managed design refreshes and new design creation. Led weekly Master List/ Launch meetings.

Neal Schuman Publishers

Jan, 2004 — Nov, 2006 (almost 3 years)

I worked with the development editor to finalize manuscript for typesetting. I managed the work of copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers. I copyedited cover copy..

The Cornwall Local

May, 2003 — May, 2005 (about 2 years)

I was responsible for writing/editing five articles per week for a weekly newspaper in my hometown.

Christine has 1 review

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Vicky G.

Vicky G.

Mar, 2023

Christine was responsive in her communication and and thorough in her editing.

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