Jana Weinstein

Jana Weinstein - Editor

New York, NY, USA

Seasoned copy and developmental editor focusing across nonfiction, dedicated to working closely with authors to produce exceptional content

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I am an independent content editor offering an integrated range of services, from content and structural development, to line and copyediting, to analytical research and fact-checking, to proofreading. With over a decade of experience, I have edited a wide range of material for a variety of leading book publishers, scholarly journals, media outlets, businesses, websites, and independent authors.

Concentrating in cultural and political studies, literary and media theory, economics and business, and general nonfiction, some of my recent book and journal projects include God & Mammon: Chronicles of American Money, by Lance Morrow (Encounter, 2020); Comrade: An Essay on Political Belonging, by Jodi Dean (Verso, 2019); The Dubious Morality of Modern Administrative Law, by Richard Epstein (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020); and the Ethics & International Affairs journal (Cambridge University Press, all issues 2019–2020).

I welcome you to contact me if you’d like to receive a free editing sample on an excerpt from your book, a price quote, and/or an assessment of the type of work that is needed.

English (UK)
English (US)
Business & Management
Education & Reference
LGBTQ Non-Fiction

Work experience

Copy editor and researcher

Ethics & International Affairs
October, 2018 – Present (about 4 years)

Perform copyediting and research on all articles for this leading scholarly journal in international affairs; insert edits using Track Changes; add detailed queries for author(s) using Comments; copyedit, write style guide for, and do research for extensive Notes sections of articles; perform involved research and fact-checking on all sections of articles.

Freelance editor

May, 2018 – Present (over 4 years)

Line edit and proofread manuscripts of wide-scale research reports prior to submission to government and other institutional entities for this major social science research organization; perform thorough line edits using Track Changes; insert queries for author using Comments; do all necessary fact-checking; serve as a liaison between author, editors, and production; edit and write Landing Page for company website.

Freelance copy editor

Encounter Books
September, 2015 – Present (over 7 years)

Line edit and proofread book manuscripts in political and cultural theory for this leading political book publisher; insert queries for author(s) using Comments; maintain detailed ongoing correspondence with author(s) about revisions; do all necessary research and fact-checking; serve as a liaison between author, editors, and production; copyedit and write special material for e-books; assist with writing jacket copy for books and producing PR-related material.

Portfolio (11 selected works)

Two Girls: And Other Essays

Schwarz, Roberto, Mulhern, Francis, Mulhern, Francis

The Dubious Morality of Modern Administrative Law

Richard Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University

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