I am a freelance copy editor based in NYC, currently working to improve the prose of a variety of clients, from popular media and commercial web sites to academic publishing to seasoned novelists to first-time memoirists. I most love editing fiction and literary nonfiction, with a special interest in true crime. I simply love making the English language feel and sound better, and work harder for the author.
Copy edit full-length books for errors, clarity, consistency and flow.
I edit for a variety of websites, publishers and individual clients on diverse content, ranging from popular media to fiction to academic publishing.
Proofread and lightly edit up to 25 articles per day, 7 days per week.
Copy edit blog posts and marketing copy; Format and schedule posts in Wordpress.
Grace Sorentino has never known the good life: from childhood hardships, to a marriage that began with lofty dreams and ended with all hopes shattered, Grace Sorentino has been dealt bad hand after bad hand. Grace and Jackie, her rebellious teenage daughter, are now stuck in Florida, on the verge of poverty. Grace works as an underpaid and underappreciated cosmetician at Saks Fifth Avenue, and... read more
After the Civil War, white Confederate and Union army veterans reentered-or struggled to reenter-the lives and communities they had left behind. In Sing Not War, James Marten explores how the nineteenth century's "Greatest Generation" attempted to blend back into society and how their experiences were treated by nonveterans. Many soldiers, Marten reveals, had a much harder time reintegrating i... read more
In the decades after the Civil War, urbanization, industrialization, and immigration marked the start of the Gilded Age, a period of rapid economic growth but also social upheaval. Reformers responded to the social and economic chaos with a “search for order,” as famously described by historian Robert Wiebe. Most reformers agreed that one of the nation’s top priorities should be its children a... read more
Over the past three decades, our daily lives have changed slowly but dramatically. Boundaries between leisure and work, public space and private space, and home and office have blurred and become permeable. In Elsewhere, U.S.A., acclaimed sociologist Dalton Conley connects our day-to-day experiences with occasionally overlooked sociological changes, from women’s increasing participation in the... read more
Make the familiar strange with Dalton Conley's "untextbook." Dalton Conley’s groundbreaking “non-textbook” teaches students how to think like sociologists. Students learn how to use their sociological imaginations to debunk conventional wisdom. With a strong emphasis on concepts, You May Ask Yourself challenges students to use sociological methods to evaluate facts about their social worlds by... read more
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