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Kelly Burch

Kelly Burch - Editor

California

I am a freelance editor, proofreader, and indexer with more than twenty years’ experience with academic publications.

Overview

more than twenty years’ experience as freelance editor, proofreader, and indexer

native American English speaker; extraordinary English skills; expert working with nonnative English
translate between American and British English
rapid, efficient service; quick turnaround; strict adherence to deadlines
develop thorough, professional style sheet for book manuscripts
edit electronically, on hardcopy, or in combination of the two; fluent with copyediting marks
respect and retain author’s voice
intelligent, tactful, clear author queries
conform style to in-house, journal, or individual standards
meticulous attention to detail
dedicated to correct, coherent, cohesive, consistent, concise, and clear copy
strong organizational, analytical, multitasking, and problem-solving skills
terminology expert; transform technical jargon into lay terms, if desired

Services
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference Health & wellbeing History Nature Politics & Current Affairs Social & Behavioral Sciences

Certifications

  • Certificate in Copyediting,  University of California, San Diego, extension

Portfolio (12 selected works)

Addresses to the German Nation

Johann Gottlieb Fichte

In the winter of 1807, while Berlin was occupied by French troops, the philosopher Johann Gottlieb Fichte presented fourteen public lectures that have long been studied as a major statement of modern nationalism. Yet Fichte’s Addresses to the German Nation have also been interpreted by many as a vision of a cosmopolitan alternative to nationalism. This new edition of the Addresses is designed ... read more

In the winter of 1807, while Berlin was occupied by French troops, the philosopher Johann Gottlieb Fichte presented fourteen public lectures that have long been studied as a major statement of modern nationalism. Yet Fichte’s Addresses to the German Nation have also been interpreted by many as a vision of a cosmopolitan alternative to nationalism. This new edition of the Addresses is designed ... read more

Afro-Latino Voices: Narratives from the Early Modern Ibero-Atlantic World, 1550-1812

'A groundbreaking book ...provides a broad and rich sampling of documents recording the early modern voices of the African diaspora...Wills, testaments, letters, and historical chronicles are some of the sources that scholars from various disciplines present in this anthology...Each scholar provides a meticulous contextualisation of the historical, social, cultural, and political circumstances... read more

'A groundbreaking book ...provides a broad and rich sampling of documents recording the early modern voices of the African diaspora...Wills, testaments, letters, and historical chronicles are some of the sources that scholars from various disciplines present in this anthology...Each scholar provides a meticulous contextualisation of the historical, social, cultural, and political circumstances... read more

The Tale of Cupid and Psyche

Apuleius

Is "Cupid and Psyche" a romance, a folktale, a Platonic allegory of the nature of the soul, a Jungian tale of individuation, or an archetypal dream? This volume provides Joel Relihan's lively translation of this best known section of "Apuleius' Golden Ass", some useful and illustrative parallels, and an engaging discussion of what to make of this classic story.

Is "Cupid and Psyche" a romance, a folktale, a Platonic allegory of the nature of the soul, a Jungian tale of individuation, or an archetypal dream? This volume provides Joel Relihan's lively translation of this best known section of "Apuleius' Golden Ass", some useful and illustrative parallels, and an engaging discussion of what to make of this classic story.

Arthur Mervyn Or, Memoirs of the Year 1793: With Related Texts

Charles Brockden Brown

Set during the epic Philadelphia yellow fever epidemic of 1793, Charles Brockden Brown's classic gothic novel Arthur Mervyn; or, Memoirs of the Year 1793 connects the outbreak with the upheavals of the revolutionary era and the murderous financial networks of Atlantic slavery. This edition of Arthur Mervyn offers selections from key contemporary texts as well as excerpts from Brown's own writi... read more

Set during the epic Philadelphia yellow fever epidemic of 1793, Charles Brockden Brown's classic gothic novel Arthur Mervyn; or, Memoirs of the Year 1793 connects the outbreak with the upheavals of the revolutionary era and the murderous financial networks of Atlantic slavery. This edition of Arthur Mervyn offers selections from key contemporary texts as well as excerpts from Brown's own writi... read more

Augsburg During the Reformation Era: An Anthology of Sources

B. Ann Tlusty

"Sixteenth-century Augsburg comes to life in this beautifully chosen and elegantly translated selection of original documents. Ranging across the whole panoply of social activity from the legislative reformation to work, recreation, and family life, these extracts make plain the subtle system of checks and balances, violence, and self-regulation that brought order and vibrancy to a sophisticat... read more

"Sixteenth-century Augsburg comes to life in this beautifully chosen and elegantly translated selection of original documents. Ranging across the whole panoply of social activity from the legislative reformation to work, recreation, and family life, these extracts make plain the subtle system of checks and balances, violence, and self-regulation that brought order and vibrancy to a sophisticat... read more

The U.S.-Mexican War: A Binational Reader

Drawing on a rich, interdisciplinary collection of U.S. and Mexican sources, this volume explores the conflict that redrew the boundaries of the North American continent in the nineteenth century. Among the many period texts included here are letters from U.S. and Mexican soldiers, governmental proclamations, songs, caricatures, poetry, and newspaper articles. An Introduction, a chronology, ma... read more

Drawing on a rich, interdisciplinary collection of U.S. and Mexican sources, this volume explores the conflict that redrew the boundaries of the North American continent in the nineteenth century. Among the many period texts included here are letters from U.S. and Mexican soldiers, governmental proclamations, songs, caricatures, poetry, and newspaper articles. An Introduction, a chronology, ma... read more

A Student Handbook of Latin and English Grammar

Peter L. Corrigan, Robert Mondi

The study of classical languages by earlier generations of English-speaking students was greatly facilitated by the study of English grammar in the schools, a tradition now out of favour but one that emphasised precisely the concepts, terms, and constructions needed for the study of Greek and Latin. This handbook offers a student-friendly comparative exposition of English and Latin grammatical... read more

The study of classical languages by earlier generations of English-speaking students was greatly facilitated by the study of English grammar in the schools, a tradition now out of favour but one that emphasised precisely the concepts, terms, and constructions needed for the study of Greek and Latin. This handbook offers a student-friendly comparative exposition of English and Latin grammatical... read more

Inferno

Dante Alighieri, Stanley Lombardo, Steven Botterill, Anthony Oldcorn

To the groundbreaking series that began with Iliad (1997), and continued with Odyssey (2000) and Aeneid (2005), Stanley Lombardo now adds his translation of the first part of their most natural successor, Dante's great poetic synthesis of the classical pagan and medieval Christian traditions. Here is the Divine Comedy's most harrowing canticle, one whose fantastical Underworld setting, rivetin... read more

To the groundbreaking series that began with Iliad (1997), and continued with Odyssey (2000) and Aeneid (2005), Stanley Lombardo now adds his translation of the first part of their most natural successor, Dante's great poetic synthesis of the classical pagan and medieval Christian traditions. Here is the Divine Comedy's most harrowing canticle, one whose fantastical Underworld setting, rivetin... read more

The Gaucho Juan Moreira: True Crime in Nineteenth-Century Argentina (Hackett Classics)

Eduardo Gutierrez, John Charles Chasteen

Argentinian writer Eduardo Gutierrez (1851-1889) fashioned his seminal gauchesque novel from the prison records of the real Juan Moreira, a noble outlaw whose life and name became legendary in the Río de la Plata during the late 19th century.John Chasteen's fast-moving, streamlined translation--the first ever into English--captures all of the sweeping romance and knife-wielding excitement of t... read more

Argentinian writer Eduardo Gutierrez (1851-1889) fashioned his seminal gauchesque novel from the prison records of the real Juan Moreira, a noble outlaw whose life and name became legendary in the Río de la Plata during the late 19th century.John Chasteen's fast-moving, streamlined translation--the first ever into English--captures all of the sweeping romance and knife-wielding excitement of t... read more

Latin American Independence: An Anthology of Sources

Maps and illustrations are included, as are a chronology of the Wars for Independence, suggestions for further reading, and a thorough index.

Maps and illustrations are included, as are a chronology of the Wars for Independence, suggestions for further reading, and a thorough index.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Joseph Glaser, Christine Chism

"A dazzling recreation of the most memorable Middle English poem, and one that captures the original alliterative verse in all its dimensions: sense, sound, and rhythm."---Ad Putter, Professor of Medieval English Literature, University of Bristol

"A dazzling recreation of the most memorable Middle English poem, and one that captures the original alliterative verse in all its dimensions: sense, sound, and rhythm."---Ad Putter, Professor of Medieval English Literature, University of Bristol

The Romance of Tristan and Iseut (Hackett Classics)

Joseph Bedier

The first English language translation of Bedier's classic work in nearly seventy years, this volume is the only edition that provides ancillary materials to help the reader understand the history of the legend and Bedier's method in creating his classic retelling.

The first English language translation of Bedier's classic work in nearly seventy years, this volume is the only edition that provides ancillary materials to help the reader understand the history of the legend and Bedier's method in creating his classic retelling.

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