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Lea Galanter

Lea Galanter - Editor

Kirkland, WA, United States

Experienced editor specializes in taking all kinds of manuscripts and text from draft to brilliant.

Overview

I am a Seattle-area editor and writer with a background in history, journalism, philosophy, and archaeology. I have experience as an editor and writer for lifestyle and business magazines, academic publications, marketing firms, software developers, Internet sites, encyclopedias, and e-learning companies. Specializations include history-related documents with a focus on clarity and consistency. I am familiar with most major style guides and can edit in both US and UK English.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Non-Fiction
Architecture Art Biographies & Memoirs Computers & Internet Design Education & Reference History Law Philosophy Photography Religion & Spirituality Self-help & Self-improvement Social & Behavioral Sciences
Fiction
Fantasy Historical Fiction Literature Plays & Screenplays Science Fiction Short Story Women's Fiction

Work experience

Chief Copy Editor and Owner

Self-employed
January, 2016 – Present (almost 2 years)

Experienced editor specializing in history-related books and papers, including academic books and articles, biographies, memoirs, and historical fiction. Background includes academic journals and books, magazines, encyclopedias, websites, law firms, and software companies. I can perform anything from simple proofreading and document cleanup to copy editing and developmental editing. I also edit in British English using the Oxford Style Manual and other British style manuals. In addition to my journalism background, I have a master's in history. I specialize in turning complex text into a readable document and making you look professional, while maintaining your voice. I believe in forging respectful author-editor relationships.

Senior Technical Editor

FTI Consulting Technology / Attenex Corp.
December, 2007 – December, 2015 (about 8 years)

 Create and manage the Technical Communications department and establish editorial processes (Attenex)
• Hire and manage technical writers.
• Develop and manage editorial and documentation processes.
• Establish online help processes, structure, and style.
 Edit and write documentation for e-discovery software.
• Write and edit user guides, online Help, white papers, and user interface text.
• Write and edit SDK documentation for developers.
 Establish and maintain editorial style guides.
• Create and manage style guide using both a SharePoint site and online Help file.
• Write user-interface text guidelines for software developers.
• Create and maintain glossary of software and e-discovery terminology.
• Work with Legal and Marketing departments regarding legal text and trademarking guidelines.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Your Education Masters Companion: The essential guide to success

Jim McGrath, Anthony Coles

Your Education Masters Companion will help you choose the right Masters Course for your needs and provides the essential information you need to pass first time. Offering guidance based on years of experience working with a range of Masters level students, it unpacks the defining characteristic of successful Masters level work, and explores key aspects of undertaking your course - reading, wri... read more

Your Education Masters Companion will help you choose the right Masters Course for your needs and provides the essential information you need to pass first time. Offering guidance based on years of experience working with a range of Masters level students, it unpacks the defining characteristic of successful Masters level work, and explores key aspects of undertaking your course - reading, wri... read more

The Roman Empire from Severus to Constantine

Patricia Southern

The third century of the Roman Empire is a confused and sparsely documented period, punctuated by wars, victorious conquests and ignominious losses, and a recurring cycle of rebellions that saw several Emperors created and eliminated by the Roman armies. In AD 260 the Empire almost collapsed, and yet by the end of the third century the Roman world was brought back together and survived for ano... read more

The third century of the Roman Empire is a confused and sparsely documented period, punctuated by wars, victorious conquests and ignominious losses, and a recurring cycle of rebellions that saw several Emperors created and eliminated by the Roman armies. In AD 260 the Empire almost collapsed, and yet by the end of the third century the Roman world was brought back together and survived for ano... read more

Your Teacher Training Companion: Essential skills and knowledge for very busy trainees

Jim McGrath, Anthony Coles

The second edition of Your Teacher Training Companion is your one-stop-shop for the essential knowledge and skills you need to pass your course with confidence. Guiding you through your time in school and your studies, it will ensure you develop both the practical teaching skills and academic skills required to become a successful teacher. Written in an accessible, no-nonsense style, it succin... read more

The second edition of Your Teacher Training Companion is your one-stop-shop for the essential knowledge and skills you need to pass your course with confidence. Guiding you through your time in school and your studies, it will ensure you develop both the practical teaching skills and academic skills required to become a successful teacher. Written in an accessible, no-nonsense style, it succin... read more

My Sons Will Eat Today

Debra Borchert

..Revolutionaries have stormed the Bastille. On October 5, 1789, more than 6,000 women walked all day in pouring rain to Versailles to bring the King back to Paris. Many of these women joined unwillingly. One widowed mother who is torn from her family and forced to march will do everything to feed her starving sons, but will she join in the fight to build a new France? One of the many short st... read more

..Revolutionaries have stormed the Bastille. On October 5, 1789, more than 6,000 women walked all day in pouring rain to Versailles to bring the King back to Paris. Many of these women joined unwillingly. One widowed mother who is torn from her family and forced to march will do everything to feed her starving sons, but will she join in the fight to build a new France? One of the many short st... read more

Naked in Public: A Memoir of Recovery From Sex Addiction and Other Temporary Insanities

Staci Sprout

A respected therapist and addictions specialist shares the powerful story of her own recovery from sexual addiction.In this intensely personal account, Staci Sprout traces her journey from the painful world of sexual intrigue and addiction into a life of healing and purpose. She was an honors student and cheerleader, and later a gifted young social worker. But her life had a dark twist that ev... read more

A respected therapist and addictions specialist shares the powerful story of her own recovery from sexual addiction.In this intensely personal account, Staci Sprout traces her journey from the painful world of sexual intrigue and addiction into a life of healing and purpose. She was an honors student and cheerleader, and later a gifted young social worker. But her life had a dark twist that ev... read more

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