Elizabeth Farry

Elizabeth Farry – Editor

Proofreader with over a decade of publishing experience, specializing in regional and environmental studies.

Overview

I bring superb attention to detail and an appreciation for the big picture to your project. I know how much work has already been put into your manuscript when it reaches my hands, and I am eager to help you elevate that work to its full potential. My multifaceted publishing background ensures a deep understanding of different audiences and the nuances of the publishing process.


I worked as an in-house production editor for two years, copyediting and proofreading more than one hundred regional history books. Among my favorites were It Happens in Louisiana: Peculiar Tales, Traditions and Recipes from the Bayou and Colorado Excursions with History, Hikes and Hops. I have an additional six years of experience in acquisitions and developmental editing for a leading environmental publisher and a university press.


My freelance clients include Johns Hopkins University Press, Wise Ink Creative Publishing, Association of the United States Army, Island Press, and University Press of Mississippi. I have proofread dozens of memoir, business, and self-help/how-to books in addition to copyediting books and reports on plastic pollution, higher education, energy systems, public health, and more.


I am well versed in subjects such as landscape architecture, transportation planning, regional studies, history, green building, and natural sciences. Additionally, I am passionate about public health, current events, fitness, and food systems.


I am most accustomed to following The Chicago Manual of Style and happy to follow any additional or other preferences. I usually proofread on-screen using Adobe's built-in markup functions but am happy to discuss other options if necessary.


When I'm not editing, you can find me reading fiction, on a long bike ride, or working toward a new marathon personal record.

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs History Nature Sports & Outdoors Transportation
Languages
English (US)
Certifications
  • Certificate of Publishing, Denver Publishing Institute
  • Specialized Certificate in Copyediting, University of California San Diego

Work experience

Self-employed

Feb, 2020 — Present

I provide copyediting and proofreading services, primarily for nonfiction books.

Island Press

Mar, 2016 — Feb, 2020 (almost 4 years)

I worked primarily on the built environment list for an environmentally focused publisher, evaluating submissions and working closely with authors and editors to revise proposals and manuscripts.

The History Press

Jul, 2014 — Mar, 2016 (over 1 year)

As an in-house production editor, I copyedited and proofread more than one hundred local history and regional interest books.

University of South Carolina Press

Oct, 2012 — Jul, 2014 (over 1 year)

I evaluated submissions to the new fiction and children's lists and supported the marketing department by submitting books for awards and organizing metadata among other tasks.

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How the 1970s energy crisis facilitated a neoliberal shift in US political culture.In Energizing Neoliberalism, Caleb Wellum offers a provocative account of how the 1970s energy crisis helped ... read more
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Policing Pregnant Bodies

Kathleen M. Crowther

Explores the historical roots of controversies over abortion, fetal personhood, miscarriage, and maternal mortality.On June 24, 2022, the US Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade decision, ... read more
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Steve P.

Steve P.

Dec, 2020

Elizabeth did a great job of proof reading my document. I and my wife (who is an editor) read through the book three times each, yet Elizabeth still found many corrections that would have reflected badly on the book if they had remained. I'm feeling very good that I now have a finished product ready for readers.

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