Emily Delagrange

Emily Delagrange - Editor

Columbus, OH, USA

Jack-of-all-trades copyeditor + proofreader experienced in children's publishing and academic editing. Current hermitess, future ghost.

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Overview

I've approached this writing thing from a lot of different angles; as an English major at Ohio State (Go Bucks), an academic writing tutor, a staff writer/editor, and now a freelance copyeditor/proofreader. I spent several years at a small scholastic publishing company with a K-8 audience, before branching out on my own. As such, I have a lot of experience bouncing between genres and subjects. No matter what the project, my goal is the same: to make you sound like the best version of yourself while preserving your voice.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference
Humanities & Social Sciences
Writing & Publishing
Fiction
Middle Grade
Middle Grade Fantasy
Short Story
Young Adult

Work experience

Copyeditor and Proofreader

Self-employed
January, 2017 – Present (almost 5 years)

Worked with bloggers to copyedit and proofread posts before publishing on their websites.
Edited website copy in advance of new website launches.
Proofread academic papers at the university level.

Writer and Editor

Bright Ideas Press
July, 2013 – March, 2016 (over 2 years)

Developed fiction and informational pieces for students of different grade levels and abilities.
Maintained up-to-date Excel spreadsheets of multiple ongoing projects.
Created and maintained the company’s first in-house style guide.
Collaborated with writers to create three new series aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
Edited correspondence to business contacts and customers, including mailers sent to 40,000 customers.

Peer Tutor

The Writing Center at the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing, Ohio State
July, 2012 – December, 2012 (5 months)

Conducted one-on-one writing tutorials with undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.
Aided clients in every stage of the writing process, including brainstorming, organizing, and revising.
Instructed clients regarding both higher-order concerns (e.g. thesis) and local concerns (e.g. grammar).

Portfolio (7 selected works)

Simple Solutions Minutes a Day- Mastery for a Lifetime 5th Grade

Nancy L. McGraw, Donna M. Mazzola, Nancy Tondy, Randy Reetz

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