Leslie B

Leslie B - Editor

Chicago, IL, USA

Editor with a strong background in biology, medical, and nonfiction writing with experience working with both online and print publications.

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Overview

I currently work as an editor for a scholarly journal, and I have worked as a freelance editor and writer for more than ten years. I have mastered the art of being a proactive organizer and planner to meet prompt deadlines, while never compromising meticulous attention to detail. I have worked with the American College of Radiology, scholarly books published by Pearson and Routledge, numerous academic papers, and NIH, NSF, and US Department of Defense grant applications. Additionally, I have edited and prepared proposals and RFPs. I am familiar with AMA, AP, APA, MLA, and Chicago Manual styles. I have the experience to write, edit, and format varied copy and meld them with your style, voice, and vision in a timely and efficient manner.



Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Economics
Fashion & Textiles
Health & wellbeing
Life Sciences
Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
Writing & Publishing

Work experience

Editor

Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
November, 2018 – Present (over 2 years)

-Provide extensive editing, formatting, and proofreading for scholarly manuscripts published in a medical journal
-Correspond with authors via phone and email throughout the editing and publication processes
-Promote published articles on various social media channels
-Create content for the American Osteopathic Association's online magazine, The DO
-Format articles in AMA, AP, and Chicago Manual styles

Medical Writer

AIM Specialty Health
June, 2018 – November, 2018 (5 months)

Write and edit physician and medical review guidelines, design user-friendly templates and layouts for ease of reading and optimal retention, work with writing teams on long- and short-term projects for deadlines and project launches. Program experience: Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel; Quark Publishing Platform; WebEx.

Freelance Editor and Writer

Self-employed
May, 2010 – Present (almost 11 years)

- Edited NIH, NSF, and Military grants for scientists, two textbooks, one novel, several short stories and essays, academic articles from the sciences and humanities, a standardized examination for licensed radiologists, and PhD dissertations and MA theses
- Wrote research summaries and profile articles for various publications in the University of New Hampshire Research Office
-Interviewed doctors and writers for content published on multiple online platforms
- Experienced editing and assisting non-native English speakers

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Human Development in Iraq: 1950-1990 (Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Economies)

Bassam Yousif

This systematic evaluation of Iraq’s political economy and human development offers a complex and sophisticated analysis of Iraq’s recent history. Focusing on the period from 1950 up to the Gulf war in 1990, the book brings an understanding of how development has been shaped or constrained in this much misunderstood country. The author employs the human development paradigm to link human devel... read more

This systematic evaluation of Iraq’s political economy and human development offers a complex and sophisticated analysis of Iraq’s recent history. Focusing on the period from 1950 up to the Gulf war in 1990, the book brings an understanding of how development has been shaped or constrained in this much misunderstood country. The author employs the human development paradigm to link human devel... read more

The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association; Volume 15

American Osteopathic Association

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.Scholars believe... read more

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.Scholars believe... read more

The Journal Of The American Osteopathic Association; Volume 7

American Osteopathic Association

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around... read more

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around... read more

The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association; Volume 9

American Osteopathic Association

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.Scholars believe... read more

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.Scholars believe... read more

American Mashup: A Popular Culture Reader

Aaron Morales

The American Mashup is a popular culture reader for the Facebook/Twitter generation with cutting-edge themes and reading selections designed to encourage critical thinking and writing by analyzing diverse genres, disciplines and strategies. In touch with today’s generation of students, for whom trends and styles change more rapidly than any other generation, The American Mashup teaches to read... read more

The American Mashup is a popular culture reader for the Facebook/Twitter generation with cutting-edge themes and reading selections designed to encourage critical thinking and writing by analyzing diverse genres, disciplines and strategies. In touch with today’s generation of students, for whom trends and styles change more rapidly than any other generation, The American Mashup teaches to read... read more

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