Working at Brown Books Publishing Group got me quick experience in a variety of genres. After my time on staff at Brown I completed several freelance projects for both Brown and individuals and also worked as an article editor for the academic science journal PNAS through outsourcing company PreMediaGlobal. I have edited and worked on African American fiction, action and adventure, science fiction, fantasy, and children's books (both picture books and chapter books), and I also have considerable experience editing and developing projects in the genres of self-help, business, cooking, photojournalism, true crime, travel, and religion. But my two chosen genre specialties of historic fiction and education are where I can truly bring a lot of supporting knowledge and information, because of my near-decade of experience as a high school teacher in history, mathematics, and language arts.
I have chosen not to add the bulk of my teaching experience; suffice to say I have taken a yearlong leave from teaching to stay current with my editing experience. After that I will return to teaching but I plan to continue with freelance editing. I am open to hearing about any project you have!
- Standard Teaching Certificate, WA
Sample Freelance Experience:
Manuscript Line Editing and Revision—I have performed line editing and given detailed notes and suggestions for revision for various manuscripts and manuscript proposals from authors seeking publication.
PreMediaGlobal—This project involved editing manuscripts and supporting information for publication in the leading academic sciences journal PNAS according to PNAS and CSE Manual style. The project ended when PreMediaGlobal did not renew its contract with PNAS.
Brown Books Publishing Group—This completed project involved editing a six-volume book series on leadership, titled the SCOPE of Leadership, according to Chicago style.
Designed course materials and supported implementation.
Created curricula, research topics and conceptualized course format, subject matter and presentation.
Worked closely with instructors to prepare online materials, content, and tools to facilitate training globally.
Teamed with subject matter experts in evaluation and revision of training tools in order to continually improve learning platforms.
Monitored curriculum and school practices for adherence to state educational laws.
Designed detailed plans to help teachers introduce new technology into classrooms.
Provided subject matter expertise on all courses, materials and lesson plans.
Brown Books Publishing Group
Reviewed and edited content for correct grammar and style.
Developed and maintained database of high-quality boilerplate copy, enabling faster service and turnaround for time-sensitive projects.
Mentored younger interns to help develop craft and sharpen skills.
Verified statistics and facts against internal and external sources.
Produced clear, concise and accurate content to reflect tone and level of authority appropriate to content.
Recommended copy edits based on knowledge of target audience and internal and external style guides.
Compiled lists of common usage and style errors to reduce number of mistakes and improve consistency in style.
Collaborated with editors and page designers to create polished, attractive product.
Provided concise and constructive editorial feedback to writers to improve article and story writing.
Worked with graphic artists, post-production team members and other specialists to produce captivating and successful content.
Proofread, edited, and evaluated final copy to verify content aligned with established guidelines.
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