Elizabeth Ferguson

Elizabeth Ferguson - Editor

Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, USA

As a former editor for Gale/Cengage, I specialize in academic reference works with a focus on literature, sociology, and history.

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Need someone with an eagle eye for grammar to make sure your work is ready to be published? Look no further. I provide authors with a range of editing services from developmental editing down to proofreading on virtually all types of writing, including fiction, nonfiction, essays, letters, blogs, recipes, and more. My personal motto is "I can edit that!" (cue Portlandia theme music).

My experience includes working as a Content Developer on academic reference works for an educational publishing company, and I have written and/or edited for St. James Press, Taylor & Francis/Routledge, Proofit, and several others. I am adept at researching and fact checking, and I have a keen ability to find minuscule errors in what I read. I can also work with you on the front end of your work to help shape it into an increasingly tangible product.

When you trust me with your writing, the lines of communication will always be open, so you can come to me with any questions or concerns you have. I will also be sure to reach out if I have any questions and will explain why I made certain edits if it is unclear. If you need help strengthening your content, are looking for someone to provide clarity and flow to your work, or just want an extra set of eyes to catch the lingering errors and typos that slipped through the cracks, I'm eager to work with you. So, let's get started!
English (US)
Education & Reference

Work experience

Freelance Editor & Writer

May, 2016 – Present (over 5 years)

•Editor and writer for St. James Press’s International Directory of Company Histories
•Copy editor for Routledge/Taylor & Francis
•Copy editor for the University of Toronto Press

Content Developer

Gale, a Cengage company
November, 2015 – November, 2019 (about 4 years)

•Content Developer for The Business and Culture of Sports, Books to Film, Something About the Author, and the Dictionary of Literary Biography
•Contributed editing services to:
-Macmillan International Handbook sets on Philosophy, Gender, Religion, and Posthumanism
-Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History
-Macmillan Encyclopedia of Families, Marriages, and Intimate Relationships
-Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions
-St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture
-St. James Press’s Disability Experiences

Portfolio (47 selected works)

Something about the Author

Gale Research Inc

Gender: Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: 10 Volume set

hoogland, renée c., Fleetwood, Nicole, van der Tuin, Iris

Philosophy: Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: 10 Volume set

Borchert, Donald, Petrik, James, Zucker, Arthur

Posthumanism: An Introductory Handbook

Pasulka, Diana Walsh, Bess, Michael

Policing in America

Gaines, Larry K., Kappeler, Victor E., Powell, Zachary A.

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