When working on a project, I first receive instructions and information about special needs or concerns from the client, such as whether the manuscript is being published or is being sent out to agents. I then provide a comprehensive markup with attention to typos, spelling, grammar, syntax, and any continuity errors that might jump out at me (such as whether a character's name changes halfway through the manuscript), using Microsoft Word with tracked changes. If I see anything that I think may need the author's attention -- an erroneous word choice, a confusing paragraph, etc. -- I flag it in a comment at the margins. Any queries I insert are for the author to consider, and I don't require an answer!
I have received some requests that I've had to turn down because the manuscript was not ready for my services. The proofreading and copyediting I provide are most effectively used as the final review before a manuscript is self-published or submitted to agents and editors -- think of me as the last line of defense for putting your best foot forward.
Previous projects include the Kane Chronicles and other books by Rick Riordan, as well as books by other authors in the Rick Riordan Presents line (middle-grade and YA fantasy by multicultural authors); books in the Star Wars High Republic series, Quetzalli's Last Song by Desiree Calderon de Fawaz, The Christmas Company by Alys Murray, Shoot This One and Shoot That One by Javier Grillo-Marxuach.
Disney Publishing Worldwide
Proofread books for electronic release across all product lines, from children's book to Hyperion original YA to Star Wars to nonfiction for National Geographic. Marked up manuscripts for audiobook performances.
On-demand copyeditor and proofreader for sweet romance novels.
Developmental edits, copyediting and proofreading for private clients.
Pitched adaptations of Chinese intellectual property to the head of development & production. Shepherded projects through the development process, including running and participating in writers'-room-style development meetings and writing story treatments. Evaluated potential writers in conjunction with head of development & production. Wrote and designed one-sheets and pitch decks showcasing IP potential for film franchises or TV series.
Copy and developmental editing and proofreading for romance and YA novels with LGBT themes.
Proofread episode recaps and other text for. Wrote series descriptions for NBC Classic series website. Wrote, proofread and entered data for the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary iPhone app.
Disney Publishing Worldwide
Compared and reconciled hardcopy and electronic versions of children's, middle-grade, young adult and graphic novels for major media/publishing company. Provided electronic markups and rechecked corrections, and queried inconsistencies in original materials. Created electronic versions of long-form graphic novels.
Luna Station Quarterly
Evaluated and proofread short fiction manuscripts for online journal focused on genre fiction by women authors.
Renaissance Literary & Talent
Converted and proofread backlist titles by literary agent's clients for distribution on electronic platforms. Projects included fiction and nonfiction works by Joan Collins, Elia Kazan, Larry Collins & Dominique LaPierre.
Provided proofreading and copyediting services on fiction manuscripts, academic documents and essays for private clients.
Script and manuscript analyst for companies such as Lifetime Television, 1492 Pictures and Rat Entertainment as well as private clients.
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