Kellyn Eaddy

Kellyn Eaddy – Editor

Copyeditor, proofreader, and writer working with Random House as a mentee and freelancer and with Ploughshares as the blog copyeditor.


I am a freelance editor, copyeditor, writer, and proofreader with a master's degree in publishing. I'm the blog copyeditor for the acclaimed literary magazine Ploughshares, a proofreader/copyeditor for the Harvard Grad School of Arts and Sciences communications team, and also a freelance copyeditor with Random House.

I have experience editing digital content, articles, magazines, career training materials, guidebooks, short fiction, nonfiction manuscripts, and short stories, including several forthcoming manuscripts with Random House and a political reference book for women with the Barbara Lee Family Foundation.
Biographies & Memoirs Political Science & Current Affairs Psychology
Literary Fiction
English (US)

Work experience

Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Communications

Apr, 2022 — Present

Correcting errors in type, arrangement, grammar, punctuation, or spelling in accordance with the department style guide on a daily basis.
Updated department style guide with a word list for further content uniformity. Making updates as needed.
Reviewing web copy; Colloquy, the biannual alumni magazine; podcast transcripts; newsletters; and features and profiles of current students and alumni.
Writing articles for the GSAS website as needed.


Feb, 2022 — Present

Maintaining press style in all blog posts.
Engaging with writers via email for edit approvals.
Corresponding with publishers to verify accuracy of referenced and excerpted works.


Feb, 2021 — Dec, 2022 (almost 2 years)

Implemented new tracking systems for direct mail campaigns and the Emerging Writer's Contest.
Led and organized the office move in summer 2022, including downsizing, storage, and layout planning of the new office.
Overhauled inventory tracking: created a streamlined process for inventory pick-up and drop-off as well as a system to accurately keep track of product quantity.
Tracking, compiling, and analyzing sales data daily using multiple platforms.
Engaging with customers via email to update about orders, inform about payment and submission processes, and address questions and complaints.
Managed and trained multiple interns in daily processes and research projects.
Reviewed, created, and updated website content.


Jun, 2018 — Present

Clients have included Penguin Random House and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation
Writing and editing articles, book reviews, and marketing documents under deadline pressure.
Evaluate project requirements and content standards for each project in order to produce copy in line with creative structure.

New Plains Review

Aug, 2016 — Aug, 2017 (about 1 year)

Established and ran the blog, producing, editing, and scheduling bi-weekly content.
Developed marketing content such as blog posts, promotional materials, and advertisements for social media.

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