Christopher J. Carley

Christopher J. Carley - Editor

Los Angeles, CA, USA

I am an eagle-eyed editor and proofreader — of online news, nonfiction books, and more. I gravitate toward geography, history, and art.

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Overview

A certified copy editor and a member of ACES Society for Editing since 2017, I work remotely from Los Angeles, CA. I have a wide range of reference and have worked with a fascinating mix of authors, publishers, and media producers. My experience also encompasses fact checking, quality control, content management, and e-book production.

Clients and co-workers have found me to be meticulous, observant, and fun. I can help you with the big picture, or just zoom in on the fine details. My goal is not just to ensure clear and consistent communication, but also to help enliven lines and brighten paragraphs.

“Christopher is an amazing copyeditor … we rely heavily on his expertise and knowledge of the English language and grammar.” —Executive Director Angela Im, Tangerine Press
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Art
Biographies & Memoirs
Children's - Non-fiction
Entertainment
Geography
History

Certifications

  • UCSD Copyediting Certificate
  • Member, ACES Society of Editing

Work experience

Copy Editor

Public Domain Review
January, 2019 – December, 2019 (11 months)

Proofreader

Lonely Planet
January, 2019 – December, 2019 (11 months)

Copy Editor

Scholastic Corporation
July, 2018 – Present (over 2 years)

Associate Editor / Head of Copydesk

WhoWhatWhy
September, 2017 – Present (about 3 years)

Copy Editor

RAM Publications
February, 2017 – March, 2017 (28 days)

Portfolio (11 selected works)

Stolen Future: The Untold Story of the 2000 Election

Stephen Singular

"This is an important book with new, deep reporting. It is chock-full of information, insights, and analysis that will intrigue both current readers and future historians." —Dan Rather, 24-year anchor of CBS Evening News and former White House correspondentIn Stolen Future, investigative reporter Stephen Singular conducts a breathtaking historical excavation of a still-controversial "cold case... read more

"This is an important book with new, deep reporting. It is chock-full of information, insights, and analysis that will intrigue both current readers and future historians." —Dan Rather, 24-year anchor of CBS Evening News and former White House correspondentIn Stolen Future, investigative reporter Stephen Singular conducts a breathtaking historical excavation of a still-controversial "cold case... read more

Sound Materials: A Compendium of Sound Absorbing Materials for Architecture and Design

Tyler Adams

Sound Materials is a definitive resource for architects, designers and creative professionals -- the first publication of its kind to catalogue over 100 sound absorbing materials with full colour images paired with inspiring real-world applications. Fundamental technical concepts are clearly and concisely presented to provide a general understanding of how materials absorb sound and how these ... read more

Sound Materials is a definitive resource for architects, designers and creative professionals -- the first publication of its kind to catalogue over 100 sound absorbing materials with full colour images paired with inspiring real-world applications. Fundamental technical concepts are clearly and concisely presented to provide a general understanding of how materials absorb sound and how these ... read more

Hold On To Your Hat

Bern Porter

A collection of interviews spanning 25 years with Bern Porter, grandfather of found poetry, small press publisher, author of dozens of innovative books.

A collection of interviews spanning 25 years with Bern Porter, grandfather of found poetry, small press publisher, author of dozens of innovative books.

The Perfect Assignment

Jonathan Z Larsen

Eden Revisited: A Garden in Northern Morocco

Pasti, Umberto, Ngo, Ngoc Minh, Sartogo, Martina Mondadori

The Art of Language (Lonely Planet)

Lonely Planet, O'Neill, Zora

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