Donna Capodelupo

Donna Capodelupo - Editor

Massachusetts, USA

Professional editor combining creativity, attention to detail, and respect for authors and deadlines. Let's make beautiful words together.

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Overview

I am a veteran nonfiction editor with more than 30 years of experience. I share a Pulitzer Prize with members of The Eagle-Tribune newsroom team. I am an expert in AP style, comfortable with the Chicago Manual, and the biggest fan of the Little Brown Handbook. I want nothing more than to help you publish the best possible version of your work.

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Career Guides
Education & Reference
Health & wellbeing
History
Politics & Current Affairs
Publishing
Self-help & Self-improvement
Transportation

Awards

  • 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News, awarded to the newsroom at The Eagle-Tribune in North Andover, MA
  • 2010 Editorial Writer of the Year, small weeklies division, Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. (parent company of North of Boston Media Group)

Work experience

Book Editor

Freelance
August, 2014 – Present (almost 4 years)

Edited books in the self-help and business genres for content and style, using Chicago Manual.

Copy edited for grammar, punctuation, spelling, typos, missing words, usage, and syntax.

Communications Facilitator

Haverhill Public School Department
April, 2011 – Present (about 7 years)

Write, curate and manage content for district website and social media accounts.
Write press releases for local and regional media highlighting achievements of staff and students.
Create content and distribute email newsletters to stakeholders, taxpayers, parents, staff, students and others interested in HPS.
Identify and use any and all available vehicles to promote and support the goals, mission and vision of the Haverhill Public School Department.
Proofread HPS documentation as needed.

Editor

North of Boston Media Group
February, 1997 – April, 2011 (about 14 years)

Content, copy and production editor for several daily and weekly newspapers.
Edit for accuracy, including fact-checking when needed.
Ensure all copy conforms to Associated Press Style.
Correct for grammar, punctuation, spelling, usage and syntax.
Tighten, reduce wordiness when needed for space limitations.
Design news presentations for print and electronic distribution.
Meet strict deadlines.

Portfolio (1 selected work)

Are You Ready to Teach Belly Dance?: Paving the Way to Success

Taaj

Are you ready to teach belly dance? Not sure? Taaj's book can help you to make the best decision for you.Embarking on a new career, or even a part-time job, is a big decision. There is a lot to consider.Are you skilled enough?It can be hard to assess your own level of ability. How do you know you are being objective? Is someone saying, "You ought to teach!" enough? Is X years of being a studen... read more

Are you ready to teach belly dance? Not sure? Taaj's book can help you to make the best decision for you.Embarking on a new career, or even a part-time job, is a big decision. There is a lot to consider.Are you skilled enough?It can be hard to assess your own level of ability. How do you know you are being objective? Is someone saying, "You ought to teach!" enough? Is X years of being a studen... read more

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