Kelsey Baird

Kelsey Baird - Editor

Upland, IN, USA

Eagle-eyed copy editor specializing in nonfiction. Career highlights include writing and editing for Farmhouse Style magazine.

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Overview

Clear and concise communication is the essence of good writing; that’s my aim when finessing your words and strengthening your sentences. As your go-to copy editor, I will clarify content, answer questions, reword as necessary, and clean up grammar, punctuation and spelling. Proficient in AP style, I specialize in nonfiction but am open to all projects.

I hold a bachelor’s degree in English and Writing. I am currently the editorial assistant for a popular home decorating magazine, where I write and edit feature copy for each quarterly issue plus additional special issues. I also proofread curriculum copy for Indiana Wesleyan University’s DeVoe School of Business.

Words are my passion, and I’m excited by opportunities to assist authors in successfully speaking to their audiences through strong writing. I look forward to helping make your work the best it can be!
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
DIY & Crafts
Home & Garden

Certifications

  • BA in English & Writing
  • Poynter ACES Certificate in Editing

Work experience

Copy Editor

Self-employed
May, 2016 – Present (over 4 years)

Curriculum Development Proofreader

DeVoe School of Business, Indiana Wesleyan University
August, 2018 – Present (about 2 years)

Edited copy of adult online courses in business, management, marketing, finances, economics, and more according to APA style.

Editorial Assistant

Country Sampler, Annie's Publishing
July, 2017 – August, 2019 (about 2 years)

Wrote and edited copy for each quarterly issue of Farmhouse Style and additional special issues. I also drafted copy for monthly e-newsletters.

Writing Tutor

Indiana Wesleyan University
October, 2010 – April, 2013 (over 2 years)

Helped students of all majors and backgrounds improve their writing skills and edit their work according to APA and MLA styles.

Country Sampler Farmhouse Style Magazine Summer 2019

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Country Sampler Farmhouse Style Summer 2019

Country Sampler Farmhouse Style Summer 2019

Country Sampler Autumn Decorating Magazine 2018

Various

Country Sampler Autumn Decorating

Country Sampler Autumn Decorating

Country Sampler 2018 Christmas Decorating Big Gift Guide

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Country Sampler 2018 Christmas Decorating Big Gift Guide

Country Sampler 2018 Christmas Decorating Big Gift Guide

Country Sampler Magazine Holiday Homes Special 2018 Style Festive Table

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Country Sampler Magazine Holiday Homes Special 2018 Style Festive Table

Country Sampler Magazine Holiday Homes Special 2018 Style Festive Table

Country Sampler Magazine Gardens 2019

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Country Sampler Gardens 2019

Country Sampler Gardens 2019

Country Sampler Farmhouse Style Magazine Autumn 2019

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Country Sampler Farmhouse Style Magazine Autumn 2019

Country Sampler Farmhouse Style Magazine Autumn 2019

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