Darlene Bordwell

Darlene Bordwell - Editor

Penn Yan, NY, USA

30 years of experience, both in-house and freelance, copyediting and proofreading textbooks, corporate publications, some fiction.

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Overview

I'm a book editor with 30 years of experience in copyediting and proofreading textbooks (hard and soft sciences, business, computers and technology) and corporate publications, with a bit of travel, history, and fiction editing on the side, the latter projects completed directly with authors. Roughly half of my career has been spent as a work-at-home freelancer.

My process of working directly with authors is fairly flexible. Based on authors' needs and what they want to achieve, I can do a heavy edit with some rewriting or give the manuscript a lighter hand. If I feel reorganization or heavy rewriting is required, I will discuss that with the author and make suggestions rather than tackle it myself. In short, I strive to find a working style with which both the author and I are comfortable and so that we both feel we are doing what's best for the project.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Computers & Internet
DIY & Crafts
History
Travel
Fiction
Mystery & Crime

Work experience

Sole proprietor

Self-employed
October, 1999 – Present (over 20 years)

Copyediting and proofreading textbooks (hard and soft sciences, business, computers and technology) and corporate publications, with a little fiction editing on the side, the latter working directly with authors. Providing quality photography, whether on assignment or through my stock photo archive, to book, magazine, and Web publishers. Roughly half of my career has been spent as a successful work-at-home freelancer.

Portfolio (13 selected works)

The Unfolding History of the Berkshires

David J. McLaughlin

A unique, full-color book organized around a series of timelines that tell this history of the Berkshires in a captivting way. Each module opens with two facing "gatefold" pages that include a summary of each of ten eras and illustrates this era with a stunning image, then opens to a 23.75" x 9" timeline. Each timeline contains events, stories, annecdotes and 3-4 mini biographies of promient p... read more

A unique, full-color book organized around a series of timelines that tell this history of the Berkshires in a captivting way. Each module opens with two facing "gatefold" pages that include a summary of each of ten eras and illustrates this era with a stunning image, then opens to a 23.75" x 9" timeline. Each timeline contains events, stories, annecdotes and 3-4 mini biographies of promient p... read more

Botnets

Craig Schiller, James R. Binkley

The book begins with real world cases of botnet attacks to underscore the need for action. Next the book will explain botnet fundamentals using real world examples. These chapters will cover what they are, how they operate, and the environment and technology that makes them possible. The following chapters will analyze botnets for opportunities to detect, track, and remove them. Then the book ... read more

The book begins with real world cases of botnet attacks to underscore the need for action. Next the book will explain botnet fundamentals using real world examples. These chapters will cover what they are, how they operate, and the environment and technology that makes them possible. The following chapters will analyze botnets for opportunities to detect, track, and remove them. Then the book ... read more

Sniffer Pro Network Optimization & Troubleshooting Handbook

Syngress

Sniffer Network Optimization and Troubleshooting Handbook introduces the reader to the vast functionality of the suite of Sniffer Solutions from Network Associates but ultimately focuses on the affordable and most widely used Sniffer Product - Sniffer Pro LAN Network Analyzer. This book begins with the basic features of Sniffer Pro LAN and then moves the reader through the impressive tips and ... read more

Sniffer Network Optimization and Troubleshooting Handbook introduces the reader to the vast functionality of the suite of Sniffer Solutions from Network Associates but ultimately focuses on the affordable and most widely used Sniffer Product - Sniffer Pro LAN Network Analyzer. This book begins with the basic features of Sniffer Pro LAN and then moves the reader through the impressive tips and ... read more

Hack Proofing Sun Solaris 8

Syngress

The only way to stop a hacker is to think like one! Sun Microsystem's venerable and well-respected operating system Solaris is currently in version 8, and runs on both Intel and Sun Hardware. Solaris is one of the most comprehensive and popular UNIX operating systems available. Hundreds of thousands of business enterprises, both small and large, depend on Sun Solaris to keep their business ali... read more

The only way to stop a hacker is to think like one! Sun Microsystem's venerable and well-respected operating system Solaris is currently in version 8, and runs on both Intel and Sun Hardware. Solaris is one of the most comprehensive and popular UNIX operating systems available. Hundreds of thousands of business enterprises, both small and large, depend on Sun Solaris to keep their business ali... read more

Exploring the Upper Pioneer Valley: Rewarding Trips In and Around Deerfield (Pathways to the Past in Western Massachusetts)

David J. McLaughlin and Laren Bright

Deerfield Massachusetts is a living museum of New England history. This full-color, pocket-sized guide offers insider tips on what to see and do in Deerfield and lays out a journey through the unspoiled towns of the Upper Pioneer Valley. This is an ideal get-a-way destination, just hours away from New York City and other population centers in the northeast.

Deerfield Massachusetts is a living museum of New England history. This full-color, pocket-sized guide offers insider tips on what to see and do in Deerfield and lays out a journey through the unspoiled towns of the Upper Pioneer Valley. This is an ideal get-a-way destination, just hours away from New York City and other population centers in the northeast.

Along the Mohawk Trail: A Feast of Fall Foliage and Spectacular Hill Towns (Pathways to the Past in Western Massachusetts)

David J. McLaughlin and Laren Bright

Along the Mohawk Trail presents a captivating visual tour of this premier fall foliage route and site of the Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls. It offers insider tips on what to see and do, and presents side journeys into adjacent hill towns that enhance the overall experience. This full-color, pocket-sized book is both guide and momento of an usually scenic part of Western Massachusetts, o... read more

Along the Mohawk Trail presents a captivating visual tour of this premier fall foliage route and site of the Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls. It offers insider tips on what to see and do, and presents side journeys into adjacent hill towns that enhance the overall experience. This full-color, pocket-sized book is both guide and momento of an usually scenic part of Western Massachusetts, o... read more

Conflict Management for Security Professionals

Andrew A. Tufano

Effectively resolving conflict prevents violence, reduces incidents, improves productivity, and contributes to the overall health of an organization. Unlike the traditionally reactive law enforcement approach to resolving conflict, Conflict Management for Security Professionals provides a proven, reliable, business-focused approach that teaches security personnel to diffuse situations before t... read more

Effectively resolving conflict prevents violence, reduces incidents, improves productivity, and contributes to the overall health of an organization. Unlike the traditionally reactive law enforcement approach to resolving conflict, Conflict Management for Security Professionals provides a proven, reliable, business-focused approach that teaches security personnel to diffuse situations before t... read more

The Death Penalty: Constitutional Issues, Commentaries, and Case Briefs

Scott Vollum, Rolando del Carmen, Durant Frantzen, Claudia San Miguel, Kelly Cheeseman

The Death Penalty, Third Edition, brings together all the legal issues related to the death penalty and provides case briefs for the most important United States Supreme Court death penalty cases. No other book available brings together a discussion of the major constitutional issues surrounding the death penalty with a broad array of associated case briefs. The authors classify cases accordin... read more

The Death Penalty, Third Edition, brings together all the legal issues related to the death penalty and provides case briefs for the most important United States Supreme Court death penalty cases. No other book available brings together a discussion of the major constitutional issues surrounding the death penalty with a broad array of associated case briefs. The authors classify cases accordin... read more

The Art of Investigative Interviewing

Inge Sebyan Black

The Art of Investigative Interviewing, Third Edition can be used by anyone who is involved in investigative interviewing. It is a perfect combination of real, practical, and effective techniques, procedures, and actual cases. Learn key elements of investigative interviewing, such as human psychology, proper interview preparation, tactical concepts, controlling the interview environment, and ev... read more

The Art of Investigative Interviewing, Third Edition can be used by anyone who is involved in investigative interviewing. It is a perfect combination of real, practical, and effective techniques, procedures, and actual cases. Learn key elements of investigative interviewing, such as human psychology, proper interview preparation, tactical concepts, controlling the interview environment, and ev... read more

Measuring Ocean Currents: Tools, Technologies, and Data

Antony Joseph

Measuring Ocean Currents: Tools, Technologies, and Data covers all major aspects of ocean current measurements in view of the implications of ocean currents on changing climate, increasing pollution levels, and offshore engineering activities. Although more than 70% of the Earth is covered by ocean, there is limited information on the countless fine- to large-scale water motions taking place w... read more

Measuring Ocean Currents: Tools, Technologies, and Data covers all major aspects of ocean current measurements in view of the implications of ocean currents on changing climate, increasing pollution levels, and offshore engineering activities. Although more than 70% of the Earth is covered by ocean, there is limited information on the countless fine- to large-scale water motions taking place w... read more

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Lawrence J. Fennelly, Timothy Crowe M.S. Criminology - Florida State University

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, 3e is a vital book for anyone involved in architectural design, space management, and urban planning. The concepts presented in this book explain the link between design and human behavior. Understanding this link can enable a planner to use natural environmental factors to minimize loss and crime and to maximize productivity. This practical guide... read more

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, 3e is a vital book for anyone involved in architectural design, space management, and urban planning. The concepts presented in this book explain the link between design and human behavior. Understanding this link can enable a planner to use natural environmental factors to minimize loss and crime and to maximize productivity. This practical guide... read more

Nanotechnology Safety: Chapter 1. Nanotechnology Emerging Trends, Markets, and Concerns

Waseem S. Khan, Ramazan Asmatulu

Nanotechnology is the fastest-growing technology in the world, and it is also called the Industrial Revolution of the twenty-first century. Many research, development, and manufacturing methods have been used globally to develop better and safer nanomaterials for various applications. Nanotechnology teaches us the critical properties of day-to-day materials and structures. The invention of the... read more

Nanotechnology is the fastest-growing technology in the world, and it is also called the Industrial Revolution of the twenty-first century. Many research, development, and manufacturing methods have been used globally to develop better and safer nanomaterials for various applications. Nanotechnology teaches us the critical properties of day-to-day materials and structures. The invention of the... read more

Engineered Biomimicry

Engineered Biomimicry covers a broad range of research topics in the emerging discipline of biomimicry. Biologically inspired science and technology, using the principles of math and physics, has led to the development of products as ubiquitous as Velcro™ (modeled after the spiny hooks on plant seeds and fruits). Readers will learn to take ideas and concepts like this from nature, implement th... read more

Engineered Biomimicry covers a broad range of research topics in the emerging discipline of biomimicry. Biologically inspired science and technology, using the principles of math and physics, has led to the development of products as ubiquitous as Velcro™ (modeled after the spiny hooks on plant seeds and fruits). Readers will learn to take ideas and concepts like this from nature, implement th... read more

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