Kathy Savadel

Kathy Savadel – Editor

A dedicated, experienced book and journals editor who specializes in psychology and the social sciences.

Overview

I am a professional copyeditor and proofreader with more than 25 years of experience in both books and journals. I have an undergraduate degree in psychology and a graduate degree in newspaper and magazine editing. As a student, I had a hard time choosing between those two fields, and I consider myelf lucky to have been able to combine the two.


I am most comfortable with academic-type projects. I specialize in psychology and the social sciences but have experience with other topics as well, and I am always open to learning new things. I am a dedicated bookworm who, when I am not working, often has my nose stuck in a book. I appreciate the fact that each author has put blood, sweat, and tears into their work, and I am sensitive to that. I take a delicate approach and tend to ask authors a lot of questions to ensure that an error does not get inadvertently introduced into their text. I never make a change that they have not approved. I genuinely enjoy this collaboration and the back-and-forth exchanges that are part of a quality editorial process.

Services
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference Life Sciences Parenting & Families Psychology Sociology
Languages
English (UK) English (US)

Work experience

Various (see below)

May, 1997 — Present

Copyedited and proofread journal articles to ensure correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, publisher style, syntax, and clarity. Formatted and revised tables and figures. Worked with journal editors, authors, typesetters, and freelancers throughout the publication process. Clients include the American Psychological Association, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the National Council on Family Relations, the American Occupational Therapy Association, SAGE Publications, and Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

American Psychological Association

Aug, 1993 — Jul, 1996 (almost 3 years)

Coordinated the production and publication of scholarly journals from manuscript receipt to off press, including copyediting, assigning and reviewing freelance work, writing typesetting instructions, proofreading, and reviewing bluelines. Copyedited and proofread journal articles to ensure correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, publisher style, syntax, and clarity. Formatted and revised tables and figures. Worked with journal editors, authors, typesetters, and freelancers throughout the publication process to ensure smooth, timely production within 5 days of the targeted off-press date.

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The Creative Programmer

Groeneveld, Wouter

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The Courage to Learn

Eames-Sheavly, Marcia

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Wayne R.

Wayne R.

May, 2024

Kathy's input was professional and valued. She not only corrected all grammar, but she also made incredible and insightful additions and changes to my manuscript. She was very sensitive and empathetic. I am extremely grateful and comfortable now to submit the manuscript to literary agents.

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