Jennie Turcios

Jennie Turcios - Editor

Boulder, CO, USA

Meticulous proofreader and copy editor specializing in scholarly and technical non-fiction of the social sciences persuasion.

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Overview

I am a proofreader and copy editor specializing in scholarly and technical books—especially in the social sciences—using APA, Chicago, and MLA styles. I also edit articles, web content, resumes, personal statements, blogs, educational materials, correspondence, and marketing materials of varying content and styles. I have a degree in sociology, six years of editing experience, and a passion for linguistics and how people communicate.

Clear, concise writing is essential to communication, but so is knowing that language is fluid. I am a meticulous editor with the goal of making your writing, as Benjamin Dreyer puts it, "the best possible version of itself that it can be." I provide kind, useful, and specific comments and edits to every project I work on.

Client testimonials:

"Jennie is a meticulous copyeditor. I have worked with her on a range of projects from short manuscripts to 300+ page manuscripts. No matter the length, topic, or scope of the project, her attention to detail is unparalleled. Jennie's outstanding copyediting skills always elevate my work."

—Ellen C. Carillo, PhD, Professor of English and Writing Coordinator, University of Connecticut


"Jennie was wonderful to work with; she communicated effectively and professionally. She fished the project on a very tight timeline and the final, edited product was fantastic. I would highly recommend her services."

—Kacy Lundstrom, editor, Resilient Pedagogies: Practical Teaching Strategies to Overcome Distance, Disruption, and Distraction


"Thank you so much for the great work you have done with our MS. I’m not sure any of us have ever seen copy-editing this impressive."

—Patrick Sullivan, editor, 16 Teachers Teaching: Two-Year College Perspectives


"Jennie was professional and courteous while editing my website. She not only provided time-efficient and thorough feedback but also offered notes and explanations to her edits. I would absolutely recommend her services."

—Katie Finn, Katie Finn Counseling

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference
History
Political Science & Current Affairs
Sociology
Fiction
Historical Fiction

Work experience

Editor

Papercheck
March, 2018 – May, 2019 (about 1 year)

– Edited academic research papers in AMA, AP, APA, ASA, Chicago, and MLA styles.
– Edited articles, web content, resumes, personal statements, fiction writing, news articles, blog posts, correspondence, and marketing materials of varying content and styles for online clients.
– Utilized company’s project management and document queue programs for organizing and prioritizing tasks.
– Collaborated with colleagues to provide clients with consistent, concise editing and proofreading.
– Produced consistent, high-quality editing on quick-turnaround documents as well as longer, larger projects.

Copy Editor, Proofreader

Self-employed
August, 2017 – Present (almost 5 years)

– Edit and proofread scholarly and technical books for publication using APA, Chicago, and MLA styles.
– Edit articles, web content, resumes, personal statements, blogs, educational materials, correspondence, and marketing materials of varying content and styles.
– Produce consistent, high-quality editing on quick-turnaround documents as well as longer, larger projects.

Portfolio (6 selected works)

Mobility Work in Composition

Horner, Bruce, Hartline, Megan Faver, Kumari, Ashanka, Matravers, Laura Sceniak

The Price of a Contract

Fisher, Ellen Kingman

Jennie has 8 reviews

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Sue Stack
Jennie did a great job. She was professional and thorough in her editing job.

Sue Stack, April 2022


Bill C.
Jennie did an excellent job, fair price, and I was very glad I hired her.

Bill C., April 2022


Jakob Sjölander Johansson
The work was excellent, quick, reasonably priced, and came with many helpful comments. I would be happy to work with Jennie Turcios again.

Jakob Sjölander Johansson, April 2022


Daniel Jantz
Jennie was great, especially in her response time and how reasonable her rate was for proofreading. She also was done by the agreed upon date.

Daniel Jantz, March 2022


Claudia Pinzi
A truly professional work. Speedy and accurate. I could not hope for more.

Claudia Pinzi, December 2021

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