I have several years of experience working full-time both in trade publishing and as a freelance copy editor and proofreader. I’ve held a variety or positions at a literary publishing house, from production to editorial, and have a great deal of experience working with individuals and editors alike to polish their copy and clean up their page proofs. I’m comfortable working across a wide range of genres and forms, having worked on note-heavy tech books and short stories by National Book Award finalists alike.
I pride myself on always being attentive to an author’s voice and individual needs, leveraging a strong eye for detail while still being sensitive and kind in all my edits and queries. I recognize that countless hours can go into a book or essay or story, and I always treat each thing I work on with great care and respect. I’m used to turning around projects quickly, often completing book-length manuscripts in a week’s time, so I’m confident I can help make your writing the best it can be in a timely manner.
Contract with various book publishers to polish their manuscript copy and page proofs, both electronically and on paper, according to in-house and Chicago styles, solving issues of grammar, syntax, and typesetting, all while remaining sensitive to each author’s voice, with a particular eye for internal inconsistencies and fact-checking
Fill in for full-time production editors by performing a variety of production editorial tasks, from slugging and collating page proofs to copyediting indexes and illustration inserts
Adhere to strict deadlines, often turning around book-length manuscripts in a week’s time
Work with a variety of genres and forms, including fiction, memoir, poetry, and general nonfiction
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Assist the president of the imprint in all day-to-day tasks, including scheduling, evaluating submissions of prose and poetry, drafting catalog and marketing copy, handling the production process for approximately thirty titles a year, and liaising with a wide variety of bestselling and award-winning authors
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Assisted in the smooth functioning of the production department, including routing manuscripts, processing freelancer invoices, creating and managing the weekly office-wide production schedule and due dates memo, and entering and maintaining metadata in the imprint’s Biblio database
Acted as production editor on 4–6 titles per season by setting and maintaining a consistent style within each work, adhering to strict schedules for each title, hiring and supervising freelance copy editors and proofreaders, and copyediting all press releases and in-house copy