Jan Arzooman

Jan Arzooman - Editor

New York, NY, USA

Editing/proofreading books for 10+ years, specializing in memoir, romance, fantasy. Developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading.

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Overview

For 20 years plus, I've been a professional editor, proofreader and writer. About 10 years ago, I started working part-time with independent writers and mainstream publishers, offering proofreading, copyediting and developmental editing. I've worked in many genres, but I like to focus on memoirs, romance, and fantasy.

My services include developmental editing, copyediting and proofreading.

Testimonials:

“Your conceptual editing was the difference in my authoring a ‘good book’ and an ‘award winning’ book.”
—Linda Bello-Ruiz, author

"Jan...takes a holistic approach to editing by not only correcting typos, fixing grammar, and untangling syntax but also offering observations about plotting and character development.”
—Scott Sowers, writer, editor

"She's able to edit my work without losing my voice…she ‘gets’ me and is able to polish what I’ve written and take it to a new level.”
—Gary Winters, coach, facilitator, author

“Jan…skillfully guided me through the process of completing my book. (She) is thorough, professional and intuitively knows what will make your work successful.”
—Monica Bennett, author and coach
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Fiction
Romance

Work experience

Proofreader

American Management Association
August, 2016 – April, 2020 (over 3 years)

• Proofread or edit all marketing content: catalogs, emails, brochures, postcards, video scripts, white papers, articles, web pages, ads for outside publications, and more
• Maintain and regularly update house style sheet based on Chicago Manual of Style

Proofreader

Nice-Pak Products
October, 2015 – July, 2016 (9 months)

• Proofread labels, packages, boxes, store displays, and other
marketing content associated with clients’ products
• Write, copyedit, or proofread internal company documents

Editor/proofreader/writer

Communication Partners, Inc.
September, 2011 – December, 2013 (about 2 years)

• Edit or proofread deliverables according to client, AMA, or house style
• Annotate digital and nondigital advertising and educational deliverables, including core visual aids, sales guides, slide decks, and training brochures
• Interview patients and write their stories for client-sponsored presentations
• Fact check all medical data and claims in copy for clarity and accuracy; search references and create citations via online resources such as PubMed.gov and ClinicalTrials.gov

Senior Editor

Grapevine, Inc.
April, 2007 – January, 2011 (almost 4 years)

• Select stories, report on medical research, copyedit, write headlines, design layout
• Correspond with authors; lead staff and freelancers
• Coordinate, write, edit, and publish web content
• Speak at conferences and other venues; lead writing workshops

Portfolio (22 selected works)

Every Fifteen Minutes

Scottoline, Lisa

Lost at Sea

Bello-Ruiz, Linda

How May I Serve

Mathews, Karen

Life and Death at the Dog Park

Sowers, Scott Douglas

The Witch's Glove

Wright, L.C.

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