Elizabeth Koozmin

Elizabeth Koozmin - Editor Tick

Frederick, MD, USA

I specialize in editing works related to earth sciences, geography, and maps.

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Overview

I'm a patient editor who likes to help authors create something wonderful! I am proud of my long tradition of offering gentle suggestions for improvement and working closely with authors to give their products personal attention. Allow me to be your second set of eyes for anything from proofreading to comprehensive editing.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences
Geography

Certifications

  • B.S. in Geology with minor in Writing, Northeastern University, 1977
  • M.S. in Geographic and Cartographic Science, George Mason University, 1990

Awards

  • 2006 Geoscience Information Society Best Guidebook Award for U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1264, “Geology of the National Capital Region–Field Trip Guidebook"
  • 2009 Association of Earth Science Editors Award for Outstanding Publication for U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 2830, “Geology of the Southern Appalachian Mountains"
  • 2009 U.S. Geological Survey Eugene Shoemaker Award for External Communication for U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 2830, “Geology of the Southern Appalachian Mountains"
  • 2009 Second Place, National Association of Government Communicators Award (Individual Map Category) for .S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 2830, “Geology of the Southern Appalachian Mountains"
  • 2010 Geoscience Information Society Best Guidebook Award for U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1691, “Geology of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park and Potomac River Corridor, District of Columbia, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia”

Work experience

Editor and writer

Self-employed
June, 2018 – Present (12 months)

Catoctin Editorial Services offers expert writing and editing services for scientists and others who need the results of their research projects to be clear, concise, and understandable to a wide variety of audiences. I have had extensive experience working with scientists for whom English is not their first language, but who wish to publish in English-language journals. I have also edited non-scientific material, including business materials and personal documents (memoirs, resumes, and others).

Editor

U.S. Geological Survey
May, 1978 – December, 2017 (over 39 years)

I provided a variety of editing and project management services ranging from developmental editing (working with scientists and others to develop their information products), line and copyediting, proofreading, overseeing production, printing, and web posting. Information products included technical reports, maps, illustrations, fact sheets, brochures, white papers, and web pages. I also checked peer review comments to ensure authors addressed all concerns before acceptance by journals or in-house publication.

Geology of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park and Potomac River Corridor, District of Columbia, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia, Professional Paper 1691

David K. Brezinski, Randall C. Orndorff, John E. Repetski, Danielle M. Denenny Scott Southworth

Back pocket contains large folded map.

Back pocket contains large folded map.

Geology of the Southern Appalachian Mountains USGS Scientific Investigations Map 2830

Sandra H.B. Clark

This map is published by the USGS and titled: Geology of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, Scientific Investigations Map 2830.Map units contained: Rocks of the Appalachian Plateaus and Valley and Ridge Provinces, Rocks of the Blue Ridge Province, Rocks of the Piedmont Province, Rocks of the Blue Ridge and Piedmont Provinces.

This map is published by the USGS and titled: Geology of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, Scientific Investigations Map 2830.Map units contained: Rocks of the Appalachian Plateaus and Valley and Ridge Provinces, Rocks of the Blue Ridge Province, Rocks of the Piedmont Province, Rocks of the Blue Ridge and Piedmont Provinces.

Coal

Stanley P. Schweinfurth

Coal is abundant in the U.S., is relatively inexpensive, and is an excellent source of energy and byproduct raw materials. Because of these factors, domestic coal is the primary source of fuel for electric power plants in the U.S., and will continue to be well into the 21st century. In addition, other U.S. industries continue to use coal for fuel and coke production and there is a large overse... read more

Coal is abundant in the U.S., is relatively inexpensive, and is an excellent source of energy and byproduct raw materials. Because of these factors, domestic coal is the primary source of fuel for electric power plants in the U.S., and will continue to be well into the 21st century. In addition, other U.S. industries continue to use coal for fuel and coke production and there is a large overse... read more

The Gogebic Iron Range?A Sample of the Northern Margin of the Penokean Fold and Thrust Belt

U.S. Department of the Interior

The Gogebic iron range is an elongate belt of Paleoproterozoic strata extending from the west shore of Lake Gogebic in the upper peninsula of Michigan for about 125 km westward into northern Wisconsin. It is one of six major informally named iron ranges in the Lake Superior region and produced about 325 million tons of direct-shipping ore between 1887 and 1967. A significant resource of concen... read more

The Gogebic iron range is an elongate belt of Paleoproterozoic strata extending from the west shore of Lake Gogebic in the upper peninsula of Michigan for about 125 km westward into northern Wisconsin. It is one of six major informally named iron ranges in the Lake Superior region and produced about 325 million tons of direct-shipping ore between 1887 and 1967. A significant resource of concen... read more

Baseline and Projected Future Carbon Storage and Greenhouse-Gas Fluxes in the Great Plains Region of the United States: Usgs Professional Paper 1787

Michelle Blouchard, David Butman

This assessment was conducted to fulfill the requirements of section 712 of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 and to improve understanding of carbon and greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes in the Great Plains region in the central part of the United States. The assessment examined carbon storage, carbon fluxes, and other GHG fluxes (methane and nitrous oxide) in all major terrest... read more

This assessment was conducted to fulfill the requirements of section 712 of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 and to improve understanding of carbon and greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes in the Great Plains region in the central part of the United States. The assessment examined carbon storage, carbon fluxes, and other GHG fluxes (methane and nitrous oxide) in all major terrest... read more

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