Haley Paskalides

Haley Paskalides – Editor

Experienced, independent, fast-paced medical editor with a passion for traditional and online-only publishing.


I am a skilled developmental editor and copy editor with over 8 years of experience in the medical publishing field. As a Reedsy editor, I have taken on projects ranging from dystopian fiction to tips for the new healthcare provider. I love working with first-time authors and have worked with authors to revise a table of contents, completely rework a manuscript, and prepare for publishing on Amazon KDP.

I have a unique experience, as I spent a few years at a traditional publisher and for a fast-paced startup where we are constantly creating and updating written material for residents in real-time. I have a passion for managing art projects and thoroughly enjoy working with artists to create book covers. In my last position, I had the freedom to review authors' work, manage them, and offer raises and bonuses for exemplary work.

I pride myself on assisting in the production of beautifully written, well-received, and error-free books. I'm especially interested in doctors writing non-fiction about their experience in the healthcare field, dystopian fiction, and horror. I would love to assist you on your next project and my rates are always negotiable.
Dystopian Medical Thriller Psychological Thriller Social & Family Issues
Health & Wellbeing Life Sciences Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry Writing & Publishing
English (US)

Work experience


Apr, 2018 — Jul, 2022 (about 4 years)

+ Editorial tasks for new specialties including recruiting, hiring authors, focus groups to review content and style, and quality control activities
+ Communicate with external authors and editors as needed to ensure timely completion of tasks
+ Manage user feedback process, which includes review of user comments and delegating tasks to external authors and editors
+ Direct content through TrueLearn workflow processes including creating and reviewing art with outside vendors
+ Assist with copyedit and final review of content before publication
+ Help expand the TrueLearn editorial network by identifying exemplary authors and editors
+ Prepare monthly online newsletters to inform and motivate editorial teams
+ Assist in identifying content initiatives that will improve product
+ Provide administrative support concerning payroll and contracts

co: collective

Jan, 2022 — Jan, 2023 (about 1 year)

Calling Bullsh!t is a weekly podcast that explores ‘purpose-washing’ or the gap between what companies say and do. I was hired as Junior Producer as we were ramping up to release Season 1 and then promoted to Associate Producer and Researcher for Season 2.
● Pitched a list of companies to the team based on deep research into their background, actions, and recent news using a research brief to decide collectively if we’d like to pursue the story.
● Put together a curated list of potential guests for our upfront interview and the roundtable (3 guests per episode). Conducted pre-interviews with all potential guests and then decided who we’d like to move forward with.
● Wrote all copy for the website, social posts, and public-facing episode summaries. Created social assets and audiograms and published all episodes.
● Conducted vox pops, pulled archival tape, and cut down interviews in Descript.

Thieme Medical Publishers

Feb, 2016 — Mar, 2018 (about 2 years)

+ Independently manage over 15 titles daily including phone calls with doctors and authors to discuss strategy and key meeting dates
+ Work with authors to choose an aesthetically pleasing cover design, inlay colors, and coordinate back cover copy
+ Juggle many tasks a day including inviting contributors, initial evaluation of manuscripts, and final review of copyedited Word files and typeset proofs
+ Manage production including hiring outside contractors (artists/copy editors/proofreaders) and tracking budget

Thieme Medical Publishers

May, 2013 — Feb, 2016 (almost 3 years)

+ Edit manuscript, figures, and tables to ensure consistency with company style using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Bridge
+ Manage relationships with guest editors, authors, and residents
+ Obtain copyrights through Copyright Clearance Center and manufacturer's
+ Perform administrative tasks such as making scans of contributor agreements, saving and organizing all parts of a manuscript before production, and following up with authors


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FOUR STARS from Doody's Star Ratings™This second edition of Partial Breast Reconstruction: Techniques in Oncoplastic Surgery builds on and expands the authoritative procedures presented in the first edition, adding and updating the content with up-to-the-minut... read more
Anatomy for Plastic Surgery of the Face, Head, and Neck details the complex regional anatomy of the face, head and neck, providing plastic surgery and otolaryngology residents with a solid anatomical knowledge base. There are many danger zones involved in oper... read more
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Haley has 7 reviews





Jason B.

Jason B.

Jul, 2022

I really enjoyed working with Haley. I appreciate the good communication and effort she put into my story. What I have now is better and more polished than what I started with and that is due to her. She did a great job of challenging me to improve my work while still respecting my vision. What I wanted after coming out of this process is something I could publish in the near future and I b...
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Kim V.

Kim V.

Oct, 2021

I enjoyed working with Haley. I'm a first time writer and found her feedback extremely beneficial. I worked with her on a developmental edit. I received a complete review of my manuscript, along with an editorial assessment and 3 rounds of edits. She helped me to get my project polished and ready for submission for publication, which is what I plan to work on next. Thanks Haley for all your h...
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Haley P.
It was a joy to work with you, Kim! I appreciate your openness to change a few elements of the structure. I am so looking forward to seeing this book published. Thank you for the kind review.
April H.

April H.

Sep, 2021

Although we're still working through the process, Haley has been very professional and is working within our timeline. She is prompt and communicates well. We are still working with Haley and would definitely work with her again.
Haley P.
Hi April, Thank you for the kind review. It was a pleasure working with you and Dr. Weinberg and I am looking forward to the published manuscript!
melissa S.

melissa S.

Sep, 2021

Haley was fantastic!!!! I am a new author and realized that I needed help with editing my book. Haley helped me step by step and answered all of my questions. I can't say enough about her patience and flexibility with me. She made a special effort to help me format my book correctly so all I had to do was upload it to the site. It was a great learning experience and I am excited to launch my ...
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Haley P.
Melissa, Thank you so much for the review! It was a pleasure working with you, and thank you for your flexibility with me as well. I'm so looking forward to seeing the published manuscript and wou...
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Angelo M.

Angelo M.

Aug, 2021

I greatly appreciate Haley's dedication to our review process and collaboration together. She is thorough in editing my manuscript and makes useful and creative suggestions. Haley has been invaluable and I will continue to use her as a valuable reference tool in my writing pursuits.

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