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Eileen Calabro

Eileen Calabro - Editor

Seattle, United States

Editor for consumer, trade, business, & educational content. I will work with you to refine your work, in your voice, for your audience.

Overview

I've enjoyed a 20-year career creating, improving, and making sense of original content for readers, businesses, and learners. I've been a bookseller, journalist, editor, project manager, taxonomist, content architecture specialist, and volunteer. I have edited and/or managed over 100 titles for major publishers and published dozens of articles in major online and newsstand publications.

I currently work with authors to edit and refine their work, in their voice, for their audience. I offer developmental editing, copyediting, proofreading, project management, and other content services to individuals and businesses. I am especially helpful with science, technology, and business content, as well as science fiction, genre, and non-traditional projects. I have interest and education in the humanities and social sciences, and would jump at the opportunity to work on history, religion, arts, and political science titles. Feel free to contact me with any questions. Thank you!

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Computers & Internet Education & Reference Finance & Accounting History Philosophy Politics & Current Affairs Publishing Religion & Spirituality Technology

Work experience

Freelance Editor & Publishing Industry Consultant

Self-employed
January, 2002 – Present (almost 16 years)

Provide developmental editing, copy editing, proofreading, project management, and other content services to individuals and businesses

Advise edtech firms, publishers, and full-service vendors on content development, content quality improvement, editorial project management, scalability, and efficient workflows

Guide offshore vendors on domestic editorial partnerships and acquisitions

Establish content services rates for major publisher accounts, and contribute to proposals in response to RFPs and RFIs

Source and train effective subject matter experts (SMEs), editors, authors, developers, project managers, and other talent

Write features, product and service reviews, and essays for major publications

Various Editorial Positions at Major Publisher

Pearson
February, 2005 – January, 2016 (almost 11 years)

Director of Learner Outcomes and Assessment, 2014 to 2016
Smart Content Editor, 2012 to 2014
Director of Editorial Development, 2011 to 2012
Editorial Development Manager, 2005 to 2011

Developmental Editor

John Wiley & Sons
October, 2002 – February, 2005 (over 2 years)

Developed and managed 20-30 print and digital programs annually

Accountable for initiating and executing upon detailed editorial plans, program budgets, and schedules

Managed freelance editorial and technical vendors, as well as successfully collaborated with marketing professionals, acquisition editors, design staff, and production managers

Assisted in team transition from traditional editorial model to integrated program management model

Senior Editor

Freedom Communications
January, 1999 – October, 2002 (over 3 years)

Senior Editor, Small Business Computing, 2001-2002
Senior Technology Editor, Home Office Computing, 1999 to 2001

Managed all technical coverage in consumer business magazine. Included selecting products for review, coordinating product testing, and editing content

Wrote reviews, features, and buyer’s guides

Developed editorial plans and managed schedules and budgets

Managed a team of editors, and worked closely with designers, marketing, testing staff, and sales

Developed workshops and other events for small business owners and work-from-home professionals

Established new editorial sections, focusing on digital products and services

Associate Editor

Ziff Davis
January, 1996 – January, 1999 (about 3 years)

Associate Editor, PC Magazine, 1998 to 1999
Staff Editor, Computer Shopper Magazine, 1996 to 1998

Selected latest products and services for review, coordinated product testing, hired and managed writers and technical editors, and edited content

Accountable for section budgets and schedules

Established new sections, focusing on online products and services

Portfolio (10 selected works)

PC Magazine

Inc. Ziff Davis

Business buyers and consumers of computing and consumer electronic products turn to PC Magazine as the trusted online brand for lab-based product reviews, news, buying guides, expert analysis and commentary, and special features. Our readers use this information to make informed purchasing decisions for themselves and to advise others on a wide range of products from desktops and printers to d... read more

Business buyers and consumers of computing and consumer electronic products turn to PC Magazine as the trusted online brand for lab-based product reviews, news, buying guides, expert analysis and commentary, and special features. Our readers use this information to make informed purchasing decisions for themselves and to advise others on a wide range of products from desktops and printers to d... read more

Kickin' Bot: An Illustrated Guide to Building Combat Robots (ExtremeTech)

Grant Imahara

Enter the arena of the metal gladiators Do you have what it takes to build a battle-ready robot? You do now. Here are the plans, step-by-step directions, and expert advice that will put you in competition-while you have a heck of a lot of fun getting there. Grant Imahara, the creator of the popular BattleBot Deadblow, shares everything he’s learned about robot design, tools and techniques for ... read more

Enter the arena of the metal gladiators Do you have what it takes to build a battle-ready robot? You do now. Here are the plans, step-by-step directions, and expert advice that will put you in competition-while you have a heck of a lot of fun getting there. Grant Imahara, the creator of the popular BattleBot Deadblow, shares everything he’s learned about robot design, tools and techniques for ... read more

Hacking Video Game Consoles: Turn your old video game systems into awesome new portables (ExtremeTech)

Benjamin Heckendorn

Space Invaders and Asteroids are back! Loved that Atari(r) when you were a kid? So did Ben Heckendorn - so much, in fact, that he successfully resurrected it as a slim, go-anywhere portable. When Playstation(r) and Nintendo(r) aficionados got jealous, he created miniaturized, fully functioning, battery-powered versions of those too. Now it's your turn. Every secret is here - complete instructi... read more

Space Invaders and Asteroids are back! Loved that Atari(r) when you were a kid? So did Ben Heckendorn - so much, in fact, that he successfully resurrected it as a slim, go-anywhere portable. When Playstation(r) and Nintendo(r) aficionados got jealous, he created miniaturized, fully functioning, battery-powered versions of those too. Now it's your turn. Every secret is here - complete instructi... read more

Malicious Cryptography: Exposing Cryptovirology

Adam Young, Moti Yung

Hackers have uncovered the dark side of cryptography—that device developed to defeat Trojan horses, viruses, password theft, and other cyber-crime. It’s called cryptovirology, the art of turning the very methods designed to protect your data into a means of subverting it. In this fascinating, disturbing volume, the experts who first identified cryptovirology show you exactly what you’re up aga... read more

Hackers have uncovered the dark side of cryptography—that device developed to defeat Trojan horses, viruses, password theft, and other cyber-crime. It’s called cryptovirology, the art of turning the very methods designed to protect your data into a means of subverting it. In this fascinating, disturbing volume, the experts who first identified cryptovirology show you exactly what you’re up aga... read more

Fundamentals of Game Design (3rd Edition)

Ernest Adams

Now in its third edition, the classic book on game design has been completely revised to include the latest developments in the game industry. Readers will learn all the fundamentals of concept development, gameplay design, core mechanics, user interfaces, storytelling, and balancing. They’ll be introduced to designing for mobile devices and touch screens, as well as for the Kinect and motion-... read more

Now in its third edition, the classic book on game design has been completely revised to include the latest developments in the game industry. Readers will learn all the fundamentals of concept development, gameplay design, core mechanics, user interfaces, storytelling, and balancing. They’ll be introduced to designing for mobile devices and touch screens, as well as for the Kinect and motion-... read more

Skills for Success with Microsoft Office 2010, Vol. 1

Kris Townsend, Robert Ferrett, Catherine Hain, Alicia Vargas, Shelley Gaskin

Microsoft Office 2010 is here! And this new release is aimed at making users more productive and efficient than ever. Master the SKILLS of Access 2010 with Kris Townsend's Skills for Success with Access 2010 Comprehensive. Highly visual with bulleted, step-by-step instruction to give you the skills you need to succeed with all the features and components of Access 2010.

Microsoft Office 2010 is here! And this new release is aimed at making users more productive and efficient than ever. Master the SKILLS of Access 2010 with Kris Townsend's Skills for Success with Access 2010 Comprehensive. Highly visual with bulleted, step-by-step instruction to give you the skills you need to succeed with all the features and components of Access 2010.

GO! with Microsoft Office 2010 Volume 1

Shelley Gaskin, Robert Ferrett, Alicia Vargas, Carolyn McLellan

Teach the course YOU want in LESS TIME! The primary goal of the GO! Series, aside from teaching computer applications, is ease of implementation, with an approach that is based on clearly-defined projects for students and a one of a kind supplements package. **This specific ISBN is just for the Go! with Microsoft Office 2010 Volume 1 book which includes a Student Resource CD as part of the boo... read more

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Technology In Action, Complete (8th Edition)

Alan Evans, Kendall Martin, Mary Anne Poatsy

In today’s technological age, computer literacy is important for everyone, and now learning the basics is easier than ever. A Computer Concepts Text Focused on Today’s Student,Technology in Action engages students by combining a unique teaching approach with rich companion media. The eighth edition has been updated to reflect the latest developments in computer technology. New interactive lear... read more

In today’s technological age, computer literacy is important for everyone, and now learning the basics is easier than ever. A Computer Concepts Text Focused on Today’s Student,Technology in Action engages students by combining a unique teaching approach with rich companion media. The eighth edition has been updated to reflect the latest developments in computer technology. New interactive lear... read more

American Government: Roots and Reform, 2012 Election Edition (12th Edition)

Karen J. O'Connor, Larry J. Sabato, Alixandra B. Yanus

Understand American politics from past to present American Government: Roots and Reform, 2012 Election Edition explores how the origins of American government affect the issues facing the United States today. This bestselling text offers the strongest coverage of history and current events. This approach encourages students to study present political structures and behaviors in full constituti... read more

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