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Kathy Nida

Kathy Nida - Editor

San Diego, California

Freelance copyeditor and proofreader offering 25 years of experience in scientific and educational publishing

Overview

I am a deadline- and detail-oriented freelance editor pursuing freelance assignments in editing, proofreading, and writing, offering over 25 years of experience in scientific editing and publishing fields, with 6+ years as a freelancer. I am highly organized, self-motivated, computer-proficient, and professional. Currently I am a middle-school science teacher who has developed curriculum in science and utilizing technology in science, and am looking for freelance opportunities in copyediting and proofreading. I am also a practicing, exhibiting artist, and hold degrees in art and comparative literature, as well as teaching credentials in life and general science, with a M.Ed. in Cross-Cultural education.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Classics Comics & Graphic Novels Crime & Mystery Fantasy Literature Science Fiction Thriller Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Arts & Architecture & Photography Biographies & Memoirs Education & Reference Health & wellbeing Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry Nature Social & Behavioral Sciences

Certifications

  • UCSD Copyediting Certificate

Work experience

Freelance Copyeditor and Proofreader

Self-Employed

May, 2015 – Present (over 1 year)

Providing freelance services in copyediting and proofreading for clients.

Science Teacher

Cajon Valley, Mountain Empire, and Palm Middle Schools

February, 2003 – Present (almost 14 years)

Developing curriculum for life science, incorporating technology in the classroom

Freelance Production Editor

Academic Press (Elsevier Science/Harcourt)

March, 1996 – December, 2002 (almost 7 years)

Copyedit and reference-edit manuscripts
Copyedit online using Word-based templates
Adhere to publishers' style, Chicago Manual of Style, APA, MLA, and other style manuals
Edit and code author-prepared subject indexes
Set and maintain publishing schedules and deadlines
Process and review manuscripts
Size, code, and correct art
Proofread word-for-word as needed
Communicate with authors and typesetter regarding problems, deadlines, design issues, etc.
Obtain permissions for previously published art, tables, or text
Review author corrections and typesetters' work
Hire subject indexers
Review page proofs and revised pages
Review marketing information for ad campaigns and back matter copy
Prepare documentation to release published material to printers

The majority of my freelance work has been for Academic Press, a subsidiary of Harcourt, Inc., now part of Elsevier Science. In this capacity, I have managed or edited more than 65 scientific books on topics including life sciences, molecular biology, physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, chemistry, medicine, psychology, and online and computer resources. I have worked with numerous authors of different nationalities and language backgrounds.

Production Editor

Academic Press

December, 1994 – March, 1996 (about 1 year)

See freelance work, same duties, but in house

Proofreader

Academic Press

June, 1994 – December, 1994 (6 months)

Processed and managed journal submissions
Proofread page proofs and revised pages for books and journal articles, reviewing author corrections
Assisted in editorial responsibilities for books and journals

Technical Editor

Brian F. Smith and Associates (Archaeologist)

October, 1993 – June, 1994 (8 months)

Edited reports for style, design, grammar, spelling, and numerical accuracy
Catalogued company's reference library, providing brief analysis of each reference

Associate Marketing Coordinator and Technical Editor

Converse Consultants West

April, 1990 – October, 1993 (over 3 years)

Typed and edited reports
Wrote and edited marketing proposals to city, county, and military agencies
Supervised word processing and report production departments and staff
Managed vendors

Portfolio (4 selected works)

Tumor Suppressing Viruses, Genes, and Drugs: Innovative Cancer Therapy Approaches

Tumor Suppressing Viruses, Genes, and Drugs profiles the new generation of cancer treatments now in development. The book examines the innovative new approaches of viral, gene, and signal therapies that promise to replace or enhance conventional methods such as surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. The timely information presented by this book should be of interest to anyone concerned with adv... read more

Tumor Suppressing Viruses, Genes, and Drugs profiles the new generation of cancer treatments now in development. The book examines the innovative new approaches of viral, gene, and signal therapies that promise to replace or enhance conventional methods such as surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. The timely information presented by this book should be of interest to anyone concerned with adv... read more

Menopause: Biology and Pathobiology

Menopause: Biology and Pathobiology is a comprehensive volume covering all aspects of the biology, anatomy, physiology, pathobiology, and pharmacology of menopause, as well as its diagnosis and management.The book is divided into four sections: Basic Biology, Epidemiology, Menopausal Systems Pathophysiology, and Intervention. Basic Biology covers such fundamentals as ovarian anatomy and physio... read more

Menopause: Biology and Pathobiology is a comprehensive volume covering all aspects of the biology, anatomy, physiology, pathobiology, and pharmacology of menopause, as well as its diagnosis and management.The book is divided into four sections: Basic Biology, Epidemiology, Menopausal Systems Pathophysiology, and Intervention. Basic Biology covers such fundamentals as ovarian anatomy and physio... read more

Project Management for the 21st Century

Bennet Lientz, Kathryn Rea

The challenge of managing projects is to combine the technology of the future with lessons from the past. In the Third Edition of Project Management for the 21st Century, noted authors Bennet Lientz and Kathryn Rea provide a modern, proven approach to project management. Properly applied without massive administrative overhead, project management can supply structure, focus, and control to dri... read more

The challenge of managing projects is to combine the technology of the future with lessons from the past. In the Third Edition of Project Management for the 21st Century, noted authors Bennet Lientz and Kathryn Rea provide a modern, proven approach to project management. Properly applied without massive administrative overhead, project management can supply structure, focus, and control to dri... read more

I'm Not Crazy: Stigma Revealed

Editor, Salli McQuaid

If your life has in any been touched by mental illness, you will find this art quilt catalog -- and the exhibition -- irresistible. "I'm Not Crazy: Stigma Revealed" chronicles the striking international art exhibition "I'm Not Crazy," conceived of and curated by the Quilt Artist Kathy Nida of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), a powerful international art organization created for the advancem... read more

If your life has in any been touched by mental illness, you will find this art quilt catalog -- and the exhibition -- irresistible. "I'm Not Crazy: Stigma Revealed" chronicles the striking international art exhibition "I'm Not Crazy," conceived of and curated by the Quilt Artist Kathy Nida of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), a powerful international art organization created for the advancem... read more

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