Laura Jarrett

Laura Jarrett - Editor

New York, NY, USA

Freelance copy editor and proofreader with experience with a wide variety of titles.

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Overview

I'm a freelance copy editor and proofreader with experience working in reference, narrative and genre fiction, narrative non-fiction, cookbooks, self-help, and more.
Languages
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Children's Books (Non-Fiction)
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Education & Reference
Health & wellbeing
New Age
Fiction
Fantasy
Literature
Science Fiction

Work experience

Freelance proofreader and copy editor

Self-employed
January, 2014 – Present (over 5 years)

I have worked as a freelance proofreader focusing on trade editions and mass market materials for Crown Publishing, Callisto Media, Tor/Forge, and St. Martin's Press. Additionally, I am a freelance copy editor for Quercus and Callisto Media. I have worked on a variety of titles from literary fiction and non-fiction to genre fiction.

Associate Editor

Facts On File, Inc.
November, 2008 – Present (over 10 years)

As the assistant to the editorial director at Facts On File, Inc., I have been able to polish my editorial skills by working with authors and domestic packagers to develop several new series as well as revised editions of previous titles. I have guided books through all aspects of launch preparation, from copy editing and proofreading to copyright and CIP registration. As Facts On File's model has shifted from traditional publishing to primarily digital, I have gained extensive experience tracking and revising titles through the company's content management system and preparing titles for launch as e-books and database articles. Our company has changed publishing models rapidly, and I am quick to learn new techniques and methods for editing.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Dangerous Women

George R. R. Martin, Gardner Dozois

All new and original to this volume, the 21 stories in Dangerous Women include work by twelve New York Times bestsellers, and seven stories set in the authors' bestselling continuities-including a new "Outlander" story by Diana Gabaldon, a tale of Harry Dresden's world by Jim Butcher, a story from Lev Grossman set in the world of The Magicians, and a 35,000-word novella by George R. R. Martin ... read more

All new and original to this volume, the 21 stories in Dangerous Women include work by twelve New York Times bestsellers, and seven stories set in the authors' bestselling continuities-including a new "Outlander" story by Diana Gabaldon, a tale of Harry Dresden's world by Jim Butcher, a story from Lev Grossman set in the world of The Magicians, and a 35,000-word novella by George R. R. Martin ... read more

Mist

Susan Krinard

New York Times bestselling author SUSAN KRINARD launches her first urban fantasy series with MIST.Mist lives a normal life. She has a normal job, a normal boyfriend, and a normal apartment in San Francisco. She never thinks about her past if she can help it.She survived. That's the end of it.But then a snowy winter descends upon San Francisco. In June. And in quick succession, Mist is attacked... read more

New York Times bestselling author SUSAN KRINARD launches her first urban fantasy series with MIST.Mist lives a normal life. She has a normal job, a normal boyfriend, and a normal apartment in San Francisco. She never thinks about her past if she can help it.She survived. That's the end of it.But then a snowy winter descends upon San Francisco. In June. And in quick succession, Mist is attacked... read more

Invisible Dead

Sam Wiebe

An ex-cop who navigates by a moral compass stubbornly jammed at true north, Dave Wakeland is a talented private investigator with next to zero business sense. And even though he finds himself with a fancy new office and a corporate-minded partner, he continues to be drawn to cases that are usually impossible to solve and frequently don't pay.When Wakeland is hired by a terminally ill woman to ... read more

An ex-cop who navigates by a moral compass stubbornly jammed at true north, Dave Wakeland is a talented private investigator with next to zero business sense. And even though he finds himself with a fancy new office and a corporate-minded partner, he continues to be drawn to cases that are usually impossible to solve and frequently don't pay.When Wakeland is hired by a terminally ill woman to ... read more

The Heart's Invisible Furies

John Boyne

Named Book of the MonthClub's Book of the Year, 2017Selected one of New York Times Readers’ Favorite Books of 2017From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Boy In the Striped Pajamas, a sweeping, heartfelt saga about the course of one man's life, beginning and ending in post-war IrelandCyril Avery is not a real Avery -- or at least, that's what his adoptive parents tell him. An... read more

Named Book of the MonthClub's Book of the Year, 2017Selected one of New York Times Readers’ Favorite Books of 2017From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Boy In the Striped Pajamas, a sweeping, heartfelt saga about the course of one man's life, beginning and ending in post-war IrelandCyril Avery is not a real Avery -- or at least, that's what his adoptive parents tell him. An... read more

Taking Aim

Eva Shockey, A. J. Gregory

An acclaimed bow hunter who defies the stereotype that hunting is a man’s game, Eva Shockey is a TV and social media phenomenon at the forefront of a new wave of women and girls who are passionate about outdoor sports. Eva Shockey grew up expecting to be a dancer like her glamorous mother. But something about spending family vacations RV-ing across North America and going on hunts with her dad... read more

An acclaimed bow hunter who defies the stereotype that hunting is a man’s game, Eva Shockey is a TV and social media phenomenon at the forefront of a new wave of women and girls who are passionate about outdoor sports. Eva Shockey grew up expecting to be a dancer like her glamorous mother. But something about spending family vacations RV-ing across North America and going on hunts with her dad... read more

Martha Stewart's Newlywed Kitchen

Editors of Martha Stewart Living

Cozy up at home with more than 100 recipes to cook for each other and for friends. The team at Martha Stewart Living has created the ultimate cookbook for the modern couple. Discover how to make your kitchen function well as the two of you whip up the meals you love—quick weeknight dinners, casual brunches, and parties big and small.

Cozy up at home with more than 100 recipes to cook for each other and for friends. The team at Martha Stewart Living has created the ultimate cookbook for the modern couple. Discover how to make your kitchen function well as the two of you whip up the meals you love—quick weeknight dinners, casual brunches, and parties big and small.

The Camp Dutch Oven Cookbook: Easy 5-Ingredient Recipes to Eat Well in the Great Outdoors

Robin Donovan

With 86 easy, 5-ingredient Dutch oven recipes, this compact Dutch oven cookbook can go anywhere you can.For outdoor enthusiasts, there are few pastimes more enjoyable than camping. And as any camping buff will tell you, the less you have to bring along, the better. When it comes to meal planning, the question becomes: how do you make delicious, nourishing meals when camping? The answer is simp... read more

With 86 easy, 5-ingredient Dutch oven recipes, this compact Dutch oven cookbook can go anywhere you can.For outdoor enthusiasts, there are few pastimes more enjoyable than camping. And as any camping buff will tell you, the less you have to bring along, the better. When it comes to meal planning, the question becomes: how do you make delicious, nourishing meals when camping? The answer is simp... read more

The Complete Book of Essential Oils for Mama and Baby: Safe and Natural Remedies for Pregnancy, Birth, and Children

Christina Anthis

Named "One of the Best Pregnancy and Newborn Books of the Year" by Red TricycleThousands of moms trust Christina Anthis, better known as The Hippy Homemaker, for reliable, safe methods of using essential oils to treat common ailments and boost general health―naturally. Sharing her most tried-and-true essential oils remedies, The Complete Book of Essential Oils for Mama and Baby is the safest, ... read more

Named "One of the Best Pregnancy and Newborn Books of the Year" by Red TricycleThousands of moms trust Christina Anthis, better known as The Hippy Homemaker, for reliable, safe methods of using essential oils to treat common ailments and boost general health―naturally. Sharing her most tried-and-true essential oils remedies, The Complete Book of Essential Oils for Mama and Baby is the safest, ... read more

The Anxiety Workbook: A 7-Week Plan to Overcome Anxiety, Stop Worrying, and End Panic

Arlin Cuncic MA

“This book offers an engaging, lucid, and practical road map for understanding and taking charge of one’s own anxiety.” ―Steven Gans MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical SchoolThe persistent burden of anxiety, stress, and depression is debilitating and often feels unavoidable. However, armed with the right tools you can identify the sources of your anxiety and take a proactiv... read more

“This book offers an engaging, lucid, and practical road map for understanding and taking charge of one’s own anxiety.” ―Steven Gans MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical SchoolThe persistent burden of anxiety, stress, and depression is debilitating and often feels unavoidable. However, armed with the right tools you can identify the sources of your anxiety and take a proactiv... read more

Lower Your Blood Pressure: A 21-Day DASH Diet Meal Plan to Decrease Blood Pressure Naturally

Jennifer Koslo PhD RDN CSSD

Make your healthy heart a habit with the diet and meal plan in Lower Your Blood Pressure.As 54% of the 75 million Americans who suffer from hypertension know, leading a heart-healthy lifestyle is easier said than done. Recognizing both the rewards and challenges of dieting to lower your blood pressure, Jennifer Koslo, PhD, RD, CSSD, lays out an effective and easy to follow 21-day DASH diet mea... read more

Make your healthy heart a habit with the diet and meal plan in Lower Your Blood Pressure.As 54% of the 75 million Americans who suffer from hypertension know, leading a heart-healthy lifestyle is easier said than done. Recognizing both the rewards and challenges of dieting to lower your blood pressure, Jennifer Koslo, PhD, RD, CSSD, lays out an effective and easy to follow 21-day DASH diet mea... read more

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