—Proofread documents, including fiction and nonfiction book manuscripts, ebooks, online articles, short stories, children's stories, essays, collegiate and master's level papers, and thesis papers
—Check for grammatical, syntactical, and spelling errors
—Offer corrections to enhance the text
—Ensure the text stays on target and makes sense. Look for plot holes and inconsistencies.
—Assist with document layout prior to typesetting
—Prepare scanned-to-text documents (e.g., OCR recognition Word files) for editing and/or typesetting
I had a variety of contracts with differing responsibilities, listed as comprehensively as possible below.
—Copyedited and proofread short stories for interactive online app for children
—Proofread children's books
—Copyedited stories translated to English for clarity and accuracy
—Ghostwrote book on health and wellness
—Ghostwrote copy for educational website and booklet
—Proofread interviews for compiled works; ensured clarity and consistency across entire work
—Copyeditor and proofreader for a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles
—Spearheaded the column 5 initiative, which worked to ensure all previously published titles were available in hardcover, paperback, and ebook formats. Focused chiefly on the recently acquired John Wiley & Sons general trade imprint
—Proofread revised manuscripts; manipulated documents in InDesign and Acrobat to ensure accuracy and preparedness for printing
—Coordinated with designers to ensure interiors and covers were available in digital format; worked with various scanning facilities to create digital files for out of stock books
—Coordinated the creation of hardcover books from paperback design files with print-on-demand facility
—Manipulated previously designed cover and interior files to meet new trim sizes
—Cleaned up scanned PDFs for reprinting by removing extraneous marks and smudges, ensuring proper page order, and removing/replacing outdated material
—Prepared documents for ebook conversion; ensured ebooks appeared at all applicable venues
—Calculated proper pricing for paper and ebooks
—Created ebook summaries for use in marketplace
—Reported weekly in meetings on project progress
—Proofread new manuscripts, both fiction and nonfiction, including titles by New York Times bestselling authors, at various stages of development.
—Proofread final press passes, jacket copy, indexes, and ebook files
—Cleaned up documents for books that were being redesigned from a scanned file. This included removing extraneous symbols, ensuring all pages are accounted for and in order, and correcting any spelling errors that occurred during text recognition
—Incorporated corrections to documents via Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Word
—Applied for CIP data, and registered books with copyright office
—Generated TIP sheets and ONIX data for feeds to market
—Created synopses of books for use in marketplace
—Compiled excerpts of ebooks for Kindle promotions
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