SUMMARY: I am a career copy editor and proofreader of fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays with 24 years of experience. I have worked for Kirkus/CreateSpace self-publishing and Scholastic. I clean up copy! I have also taught copyediting and college English.
EDUCATION: I love stories! I have a bachelor's degree from New York University in dramatic writing (plays and screenplays) and a master's degree in creative writing (fiction and nonfiction) from Emerson College. I have been studying story in school and out for over 20 years.
EXPERIENCE: After teaching college English, I became a freelance copy editor for magazines in 1998. I have worked in both print and online, in journalism and books, since then. I worked as a copy editor at Martha Stewart Omnimedia for four years, as a copy editor and copy chief at Slate magazine for eight years, and at numerous other publications as a freelancer. I copyedited, proofread, and line-edited hundreds of fiction, nonfiction, and screenplay manuscripts for Kirkus/CreateSpace, Super Copy Editors, and Scholastic.
HOW CAN I HELP?
1. I can PROOFREAD your manuscript if you just want a final cleanup for submission.
2. I can COPYEDIT or line edit your manuscript for a deeper/first cleanup.
3. I can give you an EDITORIAL ASSESSMENT/critique if you'd like to do a deeper rewrite.
I've worked on hundreds of manuscripts and can help get yours into the shape you want.
I like to underpromise and overdeliver. I always meet or beat my deadlines!
Super Copy Editors
Copyedited and critiqued books, screenplays, and teleplays, as well as brochures and other marketing materials for copyediting company.
Copyedited, line-edited, and critiqued hundreds of fiction and nonfiction books, screenplays, plays, and teleplays including a full critique and grammar report to the author.
Managed desk of 6 copy editors, created daily schedules, set style policy/revamped style guide, hired/trained 5 new copy editors, underwent extensive social media training, shepherded a lot of copy through editorial, art, production, publication; wrote daily 6-week food blog, Clean Plate, garnering more than 1 million page views (voted Best Opinion piece by The Week; administered Poems department; wrote pieces and contributed to DoubleX (women’s) and Brow Beat (culture) blogs; managed Magnum Photos partnership.
Clients include Agora Publishing (newsletters); American Express Publishing; American Homestyle and Gardening; Aperture magazine/Aperture Foundation; Bob Vila; Bonner and Partners; ARPA Journal; Avery Review; Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (books); Condé Nast; CreateSpace (books); Futures; Glamour; Hachette Filippachi Media; HBO (marketing/advertising); Hearst Magazines; Kirkus Media; National Geographic Adventure; Martha Stewart Omnimedia; McKinsey and Co.; Meredith; mindbodygreen; New York University School of Business (books); Redbook; Roman Filanovsky graphic artists (books, ebooks); Scholastic (books for teachers and students); Super Copy Editors (screenplays, books, brochures); Swing; ThinkAdvisor; Travel + Leisure; TV Guide; Us; Vogue; We; The Week; Winthrop Group (books); Woman’s Day Special Interest Publications; Woman’s Day; YM; and private clients
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