Kelly Byram

Kelly Byram - Editor

Sandia Heights, NM, USA

I am a formally trained editor with 30 years' experience. Let me help you polish your tech, medicine, science, or business manuscript!

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Overview

I am a formally trained editor with 30 years of experience in multiple disciplines and publication types. My roots are in NYC book publishing, and I was formally trained in editing at W. W. Norton in the College Division.

I know the value of the author's voice, but I also understand how consistency and style enhance communication. I am kind, but I absolutely will correct your grammar and your math so you look your best!

How I Work
I write and edit tech, medicine, and science, and I have extensive experience with large projects. I work with individual authors and teams of authors, and location is not an issue.

“Kelly Byram is a meticulous, timely, and easy-to-work-with editor. She adapts to your style and helps overcome technical glitches. My graphic designer said she had never received a file that was so clean!”
--Dede Feldman, Author and NM State Senator

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"Kelly goes above and beyond what is required. Kelly edited my first book, and I made it clear to her that it was all new to me. Since I submitted the bid on Reedsy, she was enthusiastic from the start and keen to get involved. It was obvious that she was the right person to help me. At the start we had a video call to discuss the project and she made sure that she had a full understanding from me for how the book should sound. Because of this when I submitted work to her, there was no email tennis full of questions and doubts, instead she got on with the work and it was sent back professionally presented with detailed comments. I felt as though Kelly had really bought into wanting the project to succeed. This was so important to have this as a first time author.

I would highly recommend Kelly to anyone looking for an editor who will go the extra mile in both a professional and friendly way. --Russell Jay Williamson, Author

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Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Computers & Internet
Economics
Life Sciences
Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry
Nature
Technology

Certifications

  • Editor in the Life Sciences (ELS)
  • Florida Master Naturalist

Work experience

Scientific and Medical Writer and Editor

Self-employed
July, 2013 – Present (over 7 years)

Medical and Technical Communications Consultant

Self-employed
August, 2000 – Present (about 20 years)

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
June, 1990 – October, 2012 (over 22 years)

Another Way Forward: Grassroots Solutions from New Mexico

Dede Feldman

Another Way Forward: Grassroots Solutions from New Mexico offers hope to anyone discouraged by the nation’s inability to tackle problems like poverty and health care. Award-winning author and former Senator Dede Feldman profiles innovative organizations and inspiring local leaders who are changing the world in New Mexico, one neighborhood, one clinic, one classroom at a time. She shows us what... read more

Another Way Forward: Grassroots Solutions from New Mexico offers hope to anyone discouraged by the nation’s inability to tackle problems like poverty and health care. Award-winning author and former Senator Dede Feldman profiles innovative organizations and inspiring local leaders who are changing the world in New Mexico, one neighborhood, one clinic, one classroom at a time. She shows us what... read more

Havana Forever: A Pictorial and Cultural History of an Unforgettable City

Kenneth Treister, Felipe J. Préstamo, Raul B. Garcia

Treister, Kenneth, Prestamo, Felipe J., Garcia, Raul B.

Treister, Kenneth, Prestamo, Felipe J., Garcia, Raul B.

The Essential Paranormal Bucket List

Riley Mitchell

Finalist, First Book, New Mexico; Guide Book; Travel Book; Best Nonfiction Cover Design Do You Believe in ESP, UFOs, or Ghosts?Are you someone who loves a good ghost story? Do you occasionally scan the evening sky for signs of flying saucers? Have you ever hoped to see a legendary monster in the woods or at the lake? Do you always read your daily horoscope before venturing out of the house in ... read more

Finalist, First Book, New Mexico; Guide Book; Travel Book; Best Nonfiction Cover Design Do You Believe in ESP, UFOs, or Ghosts?Are you someone who loves a good ghost story? Do you occasionally scan the evening sky for signs of flying saucers? Have you ever hoped to see a legendary monster in the woods or at the lake? Do you always read your daily horoscope before venturing out of the house in ... read more

Use of Tricaine (MS-222) in Amphibian Conservation

J Kelly Byram, Max A Nickerson

A review of research done on MS-222 effects in terms of amphibian health. 2 tables.

A review of research done on MS-222 effects in terms of amphibian health. 2 tables.

Economics of the Environment: Selected Readings

Robert Dorfman

Economics of the Environment: Selected Readings

Economics of the Environment: Selected Readings

Principles of Microeconomics

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Principles of Microeconomics has been thoroughly revised, simplified, and updated for the Fourth Edition.Co-written by Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Prize for his research on imperfect markets, and Carl E. Walsh, one of the leading monetary economists in the field, Principles of Microeconomics is the most modern and accurate text available.

Principles of Microeconomics has been thoroughly revised, simplified, and updated for the Fourth Edition.Co-written by Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Prize for his research on imperfect markets, and Carl E. Walsh, one of the leading monetary economists in the field, Principles of Microeconomics is the most modern and accurate text available.

Principles of Microeconomics

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Principles of Microeconomics has been thoroughly revised, simplified, and updated for the Fourth Edition.Co-written by Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Prize for his research on imperfect markets, and Carl E. Walsh, one of the leading monetary economists in the field, Principles of Microeconomics is the most modern and accurate text available.

Principles of Microeconomics has been thoroughly revised, simplified, and updated for the Fourth Edition.Co-written by Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Prize for his research on imperfect markets, and Carl E. Walsh, one of the leading monetary economists in the field, Principles of Microeconomics is the most modern and accurate text available.

Microeconomic Analysis, Third Edition

Hal R. Varian

Microeconomic Analysis has been a fixture of graduate programs in economics for fifteen years, providing unique authority, clarity, and breadth of coverage. The Third Edition continues to supply the building blocks of microeconomic analysis: a thorough treatment of optimization and equilibrium methods, coupled with numerous examples of their application. The Third Edition expands on the earlie... read more

Microeconomic Analysis has been a fixture of graduate programs in economics for fifteen years, providing unique authority, clarity, and breadth of coverage. The Third Edition continues to supply the building blocks of microeconomic analysis: a thorough treatment of optimization and equilibrium methods, coupled with numerous examples of their application. The Third Edition expands on the earlie... read more

A Fragile Legacy of Well-Being: Three Families and the Trajectory of America, 1750-2019

David E. Stuart

The half-century preceding the Declaration of Independence was remarkable—an eruption of widely owned productive farms, ample high-quality food, growing demand for skilled labor, rising wages, and a scattered population all combined to create a notably higher level of well-being than could be found in populations born and raised in Europe and the British Isles. When the Declaration was signed,... read more

The half-century preceding the Declaration of Independence was remarkable—an eruption of widely owned productive farms, ample high-quality food, growing demand for skilled labor, rising wages, and a scattered population all combined to create a notably higher level of well-being than could be found in populations born and raised in Europe and the British Isles. When the Declaration was signed,... read more

Kelly has 2 reviews

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Professionalism
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Quality
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Value
Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Robert Webber
Kelly goes above and beyond what is required. Kelly edited my first book, and I made it clear to her that it was all new to me. Since I submitted the bid on reedsy, she was enthusiastic from the start and keen to get involved. It was obvious that she was the right person to help me. At the start we had a video call to discuss the project and she made sure that she had a full understanding fr...
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Robert Webber, July 2020


Greg Whitman
Kelly was amazing. I look forward to working with her again.

Greg Whitman, November 2019

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