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Bella Vista, AR, United States
My life's work is to bring writers and readers together over copy that flows smoothly, yet delivers the intended message succinctly.
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I'm a 35-year newspaperman who also spent a few years in the training and development field, providing expert copy editing and line editing in both environments. My grammar skills are superb, and I specialize in polishing copy so that it comes across "light, tight and bright."
Helped foster growth of Arkansas’ statewide newspaper into this critical circulation zone by establishing and directing a 15-member copy/design desk. This team was responsible for producing world, national and local news and sports sections for an award-winning regional newspaper group that included the Northwest Arkansas edition of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Primary duties included final editing of special feature articles/series; setting and enforcing all deadlines in the face of frequent late-breaking news and sports stories; hiring and developing new team members; identifying strengths of team members and leveraging them to consistently produce a flawless product under intense deadline pressure; and serving as the editorial department liaison to weekly production meetings. Also served as editor of Northwest Arkansas Outdoors, sometimes writing feature articles for this weekly broadsheet section.
Former HarperCollins Christian/Thomas Nelson editor specializing in Christian Fiction and Christian Living titles.
Franklin, United States
Indexer and proofreader. I have worked for Oxford University Press and Bloomsbury on topics including law, psychology, literature, religion.