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George De Stefano

George De Stefano - Editor

New York City, NY, United States

I am a New York-based editor (copy, line, developmental; nonfiction) who works with publishers, authors, and nonprofit agencies.

Overview

Are you a writer looking for a talented and supportive editor for your book, book proposal, journal article, academic paper, Web content, or other projects? Are you a publisher or media company seeking an accomplished editor for books and other publications, print or digital?

I edit for major publishers, authors, and public and nonprofit agencies. My services include line editing (language and paragraph-by-paragraph organization of content), copy editing (spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, usage) and developmental editing (structural work on an existing manuscript/development of a new one).

My subject matter expertise is broad, encompassing social science, the humanities, popular culture, social and political issues, health and public health. I am not intimidated by technical material.

As senior editor with the NYC Health Department, I edited and wrote publications for the public, health care professionals, and other audiences: scientific and progress reports, brochures, fact sheets, and manuals. The publications provided vital information to literally millions, in NYC and beyond.

I edit and proofread using Microsoft's "track changes" function and Adobe Acrobat's editing tools.

My expertise includes working with writers who are not native English-speakers. I will ensure that language presents no barriers to getting your book, article, or other writing projects published.

I have a Certificate in Editing from Poynter News University/American Copy Editors Society and am a member of the American Copy Editors Society (ACES).

I am a published author, so I will be sensitive to your style and tone, helping you to say what you want to say as effectively as possible.

I also am a skilled translator (Italian).

Get in touch with me to discuss your needs and how we can work together.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Entertainment Health & wellbeing History LGBTQ (non fiction) Music Politics & Current Affairs Social & Behavioral Sciences

Certifications

  • Certificate in Editing from Poynter News University/American Copy Editors Society

Work experience

Principal

GdS Editorial Services

September, 2013 – Present (over 3 years)

Provide expert editorial services, from copy and line editing to substantive editing. Clients include major publishers of books, journals, monographs, reports. Broad subject matter expertise, including culture/the arts, social science, and health. Experienced in working with authors who are non-native English-speakers.

• Copy, line, and developmental editing of nonfiction books and book proposals for authors.
• Edit nonfiction books by non-native English-speaking authors
• Write and edit website content

Senior Editor

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

April, 1999 – June, 2013 (about 14 years)

Planned, edited, and wrote agency publications for healthcare professionals and the public: progress reports, epidemiological and other scientific reports, policy papers, brochures, newsletters, and fact sheets. Ensured consistency of public health messaging across multiple platforms in collaboration with the press office, the Media and Marketing group, and the Digital Media office
• Produced 25-30 new print and digital publications per quarter, in multiple languages, providing important health information to millions of New Yorkers. Publications also distributed to public health organizations in other cities and states, and outside the US
• Wrote and edited reports on various public health and mental health issues, including New York’s successful efforts to prevent non-communicable diseases, which the City of New York and the director of the World Health Organization presented at a UN summit
• Provided agency-wide leadership and support on language access services (translation and interpretation) for New Yorkers with limited English proficiency.

Portfolio (12 selected works)

Covering the United States Supreme Court in the Digital Age

The U.S. Supreme Court seeks to withhold information about its deliberations, while the press's job is to report and disseminate this information. These two objectives conflict and create tension between the justices and the reporters who cover them; add to that the increasing demands for transparency in the digital age and the result is an interesting dynamic between an institution that seeks... read more

The U.S. Supreme Court seeks to withhold information about its deliberations, while the press's job is to report and disseminate this information. These two objectives conflict and create tension between the justices and the reporters who cover them; add to that the increasing demands for transparency in the digital age and the result is an interesting dynamic between an institution that seeks... read more

Reading William Blake (Cambridge Introductions to Literature)

Saree Makdisi

William Blake (1757‒1827) is one of the most original and influential figures of the Romantic Age, known for his work as an artist, poet and printmaker. Grounding his ideas both in close reading and in the latest scholarship, Saree Makdisi offers an exciting and imaginative approach to reading Blake. By exploring some of the most important themes in Blake's work and connecting them to particul... read more

William Blake (1757‒1827) is one of the most original and influential figures of the Romantic Age, known for his work as an artist, poet and printmaker. Grounding his ideas both in close reading and in the latest scholarship, Saree Makdisi offers an exciting and imaginative approach to reading Blake. By exploring some of the most important themes in Blake's work and connecting them to particul... read more

Fatherhood and the British Working Class, 1865-1914

Julie-Marie Strange

A pioneering study of Victorian and Edwardian fatherhood, investigating what being, and having, a father meant to working-class people. Based on working-class autobiography, the book challenges dominant assumptions about absent or 'feckless' fathers, and reintegrates the paternal figure within the emotional life of families. Locating autobiography within broader social and cultural commentary,... read more

A pioneering study of Victorian and Edwardian fatherhood, investigating what being, and having, a father meant to working-class people. Based on working-class autobiography, the book challenges dominant assumptions about absent or 'feckless' fathers, and reintegrates the paternal figure within the emotional life of families. Locating autobiography within broader social and cultural commentary,... read more

The International Law of Disaster Relief

Disasters can strike often and with unexpected fury, resulting in devastating consequences for local populations that are insufficiently prepared and largely dependent upon foreign aid in the wake of such catastrophes. International law can play a significant role in the recovery after inevitable natural disasters; however, without clear legal frameworks, aid may be stopped, delayed, or even h... read more

Disasters can strike often and with unexpected fury, resulting in devastating consequences for local populations that are insufficiently prepared and largely dependent upon foreign aid in the wake of such catastrophes. International law can play a significant role in the recovery after inevitable natural disasters; however, without clear legal frameworks, aid may be stopped, delayed, or even h... read more

Philosophy of Microbiology

Dr Maureen O'Malley

Microbes and microbiology are seldom encountered in philosophical accounts of the life sciences. Although microbiology is a well-established science and microbes the basis of life on this planet, neither the organisms nor the science have been seen as philosophically significant. This book will change that. It fills a major gap in the philosophy of biology by examining central philosophical is... read more

Microbes and microbiology are seldom encountered in philosophical accounts of the life sciences. Although microbiology is a well-established science and microbes the basis of life on this planet, neither the organisms nor the science have been seen as philosophically significant. This book will change that. It fills a major gap in the philosophy of biology by examining central philosophical is... read more

Italoamericana: The Literature of the Great Migration, 1880-1943

The highly-anticipated first English-language edition of the monumental critical anthology of writings from the golden age of the Italian disapora in America is now available. To appreciate the life of the Italian immigrant enclave from the great heart of the Italian migration to its settlement in America requires that one come to know how these immigrants saw their communities as colonies of ... read more

The highly-anticipated first English-language edition of the monumental critical anthology of writings from the golden age of the Italian disapora in America is now available. To appreciate the life of the Italian immigrant enclave from the great heart of the Italian migration to its settlement in America requires that one come to know how these immigrants saw their communities as colonies of ... read more

Parliamentary Bills of Rights: The Experiences of New Zealand and the United Kingdom (Cambridge Studies in Constitutional Law)

Janet L. Hiebert, James B. Kelly

Both New Zealand and the United Kingdom challenge assumptions about how a bill of rights functions. Their parliamentary bills of rights constrain judicial review and also look to parliament to play a rights-protecting role. This arises from the requirement to inform parliament if legislative bills are not compatible with rights. But are these bills of rights operating in this proactive manner?... read more

Both New Zealand and the United Kingdom challenge assumptions about how a bill of rights functions. Their parliamentary bills of rights constrain judicial review and also look to parliament to play a rights-protecting role. This arises from the requirement to inform parliament if legislative bills are not compatible with rights. But are these bills of rights operating in this proactive manner?... read more

Choosing in Groups: Analytical Politics Revisited

Michael C. Munger

This book is an introduction to the logic and analytics of group choice. To understand how political institutions work, it is important to isolate what citizens - as individuals and as members of society - actually want. This book develops a means of "representing" the preferences of citizens so that institutions can be studied more carefully. This is the first book to integrate the classical ... read more

This book is an introduction to the logic and analytics of group choice. To understand how political institutions work, it is important to isolate what citizens - as individuals and as members of society - actually want. This book develops a means of "representing" the preferences of citizens so that institutions can be studied more carefully. This is the first book to integrate the classical ... read more

French Colonial Soldiers in German Captivity during World War II

Raffael Scheck

This book discusses the experience of nearly 100,000 French colonial prisoners of war captured by Nazi Germany during World War II. Raffael Scheck shows that the German treatment of French colonial soldiers improved dramatically after initial abuses, leading the French authorities in 1945 to believe that there was a possible German plot to instigate a rebellion in the French empire. Scheck ill... read more

This book discusses the experience of nearly 100,000 French colonial prisoners of war captured by Nazi Germany during World War II. Raffael Scheck shows that the German treatment of French colonial soldiers improved dramatically after initial abuses, leading the French authorities in 1945 to believe that there was a possible German plot to instigate a rebellion in the French empire. Scheck ill... read more

European Bank Restructuring During the Global Financial Crisis (Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Banking and Financial Institutions)

Warsaw School of Economics, Malgorzata Iwanicz-Drozdowska, Jakub Kerlin, Elzbieta Malinowska-Misiag, Pawel Smaga, Bartosz Witkowski, Agnieszka Nowak, Anna Kozlowska, Piotr Wisniewski

This book explores the diversity of restructuring instruments applied to financial institutions in EU countries during the Global Financial Crisis. It investigates the cost of that support before evaluating its effects, as well as providing an extensive analysis of the measures undertaken. The first chapter presents a historical outline, discusses causes of crises, and offers an overview of th... read more

This book explores the diversity of restructuring instruments applied to financial institutions in EU countries during the Global Financial Crisis. It investigates the cost of that support before evaluating its effects, as well as providing an extensive analysis of the measures undertaken. The first chapter presents a historical outline, discusses causes of crises, and offers an overview of th... read more

Navigational Enterprises in Europe and its Empires, 1730-1850 (Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series)

Navigational Enterprises in Europe and its Empires, 1730–1850 brings together the work of international authors to explore European experiences in the development of new navigational techniques and instruments in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This is the period in which the 'longitude problem' has been presented as being solved in an unproblematic way. Challenging this narrative, th... read more

Navigational Enterprises in Europe and its Empires, 1730–1850 brings together the work of international authors to explore European experiences in the development of new navigational techniques and instruments in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This is the period in which the 'longitude problem' has been presented as being solved in an unproblematic way. Challenging this narrative, th... read more

Legislator Success in Fragmented Congresses in Argentina: Plurality Cartels, Minority Presidents, and Lawmaking

Ernesto Calvo

Plurality-led Congresses are among the most pervasive and least studied phenomena in presidential systems around the world. Often conflated with divided government, where an organized opposition controls a majority of seats in congress, plurality-led congresses are characterized by a party with fewer than 50 percent of the seats still in control of the legislative gates. Extensive gatekeeping ... read more

Plurality-led Congresses are among the most pervasive and least studied phenomena in presidential systems around the world. Often conflated with divided government, where an organized opposition controls a majority of seats in congress, plurality-led congresses are characterized by a party with fewer than 50 percent of the seats still in control of the legislative gates. Extensive gatekeeping ... read more

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