Elizabeth Sheridan

Elizabeth Sheridan - Editor

Iowa City, IA, USA

I'm a freelance editor with experience proofreading, indexing, and copy editing memoir, business, gender studies, and self-help non-fiction.

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Overview

I'm an experienced bookseller and freelance editor with a demonstrated history of working in the publishing industry and a Publishing Certificate from the prestigious University of Denver Publishing Institute.

In addition to working at a university press, I have been a freelance editor for over two years. I have worked directly with institutions (such as the University of Iowa Press), in collaboration with independent editor companies (such as Write On, Inc.), and directly with authors. My specialty is non-fiction (particularly gender/sexuality studies, pop culture, and memoir), but also have experience with business and self-help titles.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Entertainment
LGBTQ (non fiction)
Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Women's Fiction

Certifications

  • Publishing Certificate, University of Denver

Work experience

Editorial Intern

University of Iowa Press
May, 2017 – June, 2019 (about 2 years)

Freelancer

Self-employed
January, 2017 – Present (over 3 years)

I offer proofreading, copy editing, and indexing services.

Portfolio (9 selected works)

Feel Good and Do Well by Doing Good: A Proposition That Social Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility Can Be the Model for Business Success and Personal Happiness

Peter Milewski

The Secret to Happiness and Success“Greed is good,” said Gordon Gekko, played by Michael Douglas in the iconic movie Wall Street. Turns out, greed is not good. Beating the system and amassing material wealth may make an epic movie plot, but in real life, greed is the recipe for painful economic failure for business and society—and working men and women.All too often we are presented stories ab... read more

The Secret to Happiness and Success“Greed is good,” said Gordon Gekko, played by Michael Douglas in the iconic movie Wall Street. Turns out, greed is not good. Beating the system and amassing material wealth may make an epic movie plot, but in real life, greed is the recipe for painful economic failure for business and society—and working men and women.All too often we are presented stories ab... read more

Happy Like This (Iowa Short Fiction Award)

Ashley Wurzbacher

The characters in Happy Like This are smart girls and professional women—social scientists, linguists, speech therapists, plant physiologists, dancers—who search for happiness in roles and relationships that are often unscripted or unconventional. In the midst of their ambivalence about marriage, monogamy, and motherhood and their struggles to accept and love their bodies, they look to other w... read more

The characters in Happy Like This are smart girls and professional women—social scientists, linguists, speech therapists, plant physiologists, dancers—who search for happiness in roles and relationships that are often unscripted or unconventional. In the midst of their ambivalence about marriage, monogamy, and motherhood and their struggles to accept and love their bodies, they look to other w... read more

Everybody Hurts: Transitions, Endings, and Resurrections in Fan Cultures (Fandom & Culture)

Have you ever been a fan of a show that was canceled abruptly or that killed off a beloved character unexpectedly? Or perhaps it was rebooted after a long absence and now you’re worried it won’t be as good as the original? Anyone who has ever followed entertainment closely knows firsthand that such transitions can be jarring. Indeed, for truly loyal fans, the loss can feel very real—even throw... read more

Have you ever been a fan of a show that was canceled abruptly or that killed off a beloved character unexpectedly? Or perhaps it was rebooted after a long absence and now you’re worried it won’t be as good as the original? Anyone who has ever followed entertainment closely knows firsthand that such transitions can be jarring. Indeed, for truly loyal fans, the loss can feel very real—even throw... read more

Gaming Masculinity: Trolls, Fake Geeks, and the Gendered Battle for Online Culture (Fandom & Culture)

Megan Condis

In 2016, a female videogame programmer and a female journalist were harassed viciously by anonymous male online users in what became known as GamerGate. Male gamers threatened to rape and kill both women, and the news soon made international headlines, exposing the level of abuse that many women and minorities face when participating in the predominantly male online culture. Gaming Masculinity... read more

In 2016, a female videogame programmer and a female journalist were harassed viciously by anonymous male online users in what became known as GamerGate. Male gamers threatened to rape and kill both women, and the news soon made international headlines, exposing the level of abuse that many women and minorities face when participating in the predominantly male online culture. Gaming Masculinity... read more

Woman Suffrage and Citizenship in the Midwest, 1870-1920 (Iowa and the Midwest Experience)

Sara Egge

Winner of the 2019 Gita Chaudhuri Prize Winner of the 2019 Benjamin F. Shambaugh Award Historian Sara Egge offers critical insights into the woman suffrage movement by exploring how it emerged in small Midwestern communities—in Clay County, Iowa; Lyon County, Minnesota; and Yankton County, South Dakota. Examining this grassroots activism offers a new approach that uncovers the sophisticated wa... read more

Winner of the 2019 Gita Chaudhuri Prize Winner of the 2019 Benjamin F. Shambaugh Award Historian Sara Egge offers critical insights into the woman suffrage movement by exploring how it emerged in small Midwestern communities—in Clay County, Iowa; Lyon County, Minnesota; and Yankton County, South Dakota. Examining this grassroots activism offers a new approach that uncovers the sophisticated wa... read more

Queerbaiting and Fandom: Teasing Fans through Homoerotic Possibilities (Fandom & Culture)

In this first-ever comprehensive examination of queerbaiting, fan studies scholar Joseph Brennan and his contributors examine cases that shed light on the sometimes exploitative industry practice of teasing homoerotic possibilities that, while hinted at, never materialize in the program narratives. Through a nuanced approach that accounts for both the history of queer representation and older ... read more

In this first-ever comprehensive examination of queerbaiting, fan studies scholar Joseph Brennan and his contributors examine cases that shed light on the sometimes exploitative industry practice of teasing homoerotic possibilities that, while hinted at, never materialize in the program narratives. Through a nuanced approach that accounts for both the history of queer representation and older ... read more

A House on Stilts: Mothering in the Age of Opioid Addiction

Paula Becker

A House on Stilts tells the story of one woman’s struggle to reclaim wholeness while mothering a son addicted to opioids. Paula Becker’s son Hunter was raised in a safe, nurturing home by his writer/historian mom and his physician father. He was a bright, curious child. And yet, addiction found him. More than 2.5 million Americans are addicted to opioids, some half-million of these to heroin. ... read more

A House on Stilts tells the story of one woman’s struggle to reclaim wholeness while mothering a son addicted to opioids. Paula Becker’s son Hunter was raised in a safe, nurturing home by his writer/historian mom and his physician father. He was a bright, curious child. And yet, addiction found him. More than 2.5 million Americans are addicted to opioids, some half-million of these to heroin. ... read more

Squee from the Margins: Fandom and Race (Fandom & Culture)

Rukmini Pande

Rukmini Pande’s examination of race in fan studies is sure to make an immediate contribution to the growing field. Until now, virtually no sustained examination of race and racism in transnational fan cultures has taken place, a lack that is especially concerning given that current fan spaces have never been more vocal about debating issues of privilege and discrimination.

Rukmini Pande’s examination of race in fan studies is sure to make an immediate contribution to the growing field. Until now, virtually no sustained examination of race and racism in transnational fan cultures has taken place, a lack that is especially concerning given that current fan spaces have never been more vocal about debating issues of privilege and discrimination.

Mozart in the Garden: Silicon Valley and Me. We Grew Up Together

Tom Liggett

From the Ashes of Fruit Trees Grew Today’s Silicon ValleyThousands of cookie-cutter homes for high-tech workers sprouted from the funeral pyres of a vanishing way of life as acres of lush fruit trees were bulldozed and burned to create today’s Silicon Valley. One of the children who grew up in this new suburbia in San Jose, California, was Tom Liggett, a neglected, unwanted child of dysfunctio... read more

From the Ashes of Fruit Trees Grew Today’s Silicon ValleyThousands of cookie-cutter homes for high-tech workers sprouted from the funeral pyres of a vanishing way of life as acres of lush fruit trees were bulldozed and burned to create today’s Silicon Valley. One of the children who grew up in this new suburbia in San Jose, California, was Tom Liggett, a neglected, unwanted child of dysfunctio... read more

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