Joanne Gerber

Joanne Gerber - Editor

New York, NY, USA

I am a freelance editor, copy editor, writer, and proofreader. I have worked on a wide variety of topics across various media..

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Freelance editor and copy editor
English (US)
Political Science & Current Affairs

Work experience

Freelance copy editor/proofreader

Metro UN
September, 2018 – Present (over 2 years)

I copy edit and proofread articles for this independent biweekly newspaper. Published in French and English, METRO UN offers articles on international affairs to a readership that includes United Nations diplomats and staff members all over the world. My work is for the English-language edition.

Freelance editor

Pillar Systems
November, 2016 – Present (about 4 years)

I have edited US State Department materials for this contractor near Washington, DC, after having been vetted by the State Department for this purpose. The materials are mostly activity reports relating to human-rights, educational, or economic-development projects in the Middle East.


Emerging Market Media
August, 2015 – February, 2018 (over 2 years)

I edited and copy edited marketing materials, opinion pieces, and articles for the website of Emerging Market Views ( which covers the economies of developing countries around the world and in Eastern Europe. I may be doing further editing for this company.

Freelance copy editor

New Jersey Tech Weekly
September, 2014 – Present (over 6 years)

I copy edit daily articles for this website on the high-tech startup scene in New Jersey, an up-and-coming region in this sector.

Consultant Manuscript Editor, Copy Editor, and Proofreader

Asian Development Bank (ADB)
August, 2013 – Present (over 7 years)

I have edited, copy edited, proofread, and occasionally written materials on economic development in Asia. The materials I have worked on include books and book chapters, reports of various lengths, brochures, and working papers. The work also includes a fair amount of fact checking, mainly of personal names, professional terms, names of organizations, and cited references. Note that much of my work involves editing the writing of nonnative English speakers.

The topics include mainly infrastructure (transport, energy, water-management), trade facilitation, public health, and gender empowerment.

Freelance fact-checker

AFAR magazine
September, 2009 – Present (over 11 years)

Fact-check, proofread, and check the layouts of articles on travel, covering hotels, restaurants, cuisine, and the arts. The research, interviews, and correspondence are usually done in French.

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