Liz Gilbeau

Liz Gilbeau - Editor

Vernon, VT, USA

I am a freelance copy editor and proofreader who has worked on thousands of books for dozens of major publishers.

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Overview

Major projects I've worked on: Proofreading hundreds of Young Adult and Middle Grade novels for Scholastic. (My personal favorites are The Hunger Games series and Wings of Fire series.) Proofreading academic journals for Texas Tech and Harvard University Press. Copyediting a series of custom textbooks for the Health Assistant program at Remington College. Proofreading course books, lab manuals, teacher's manuals, and workbooks for grades K–12 for Oak Meadow (home-school curriculum). Copyediting online study guides for Course Hero. Copyediting manuscripts for Hachette Book Group, including The Plot to Destroy Democracy by Malcolm Nance, which went on to be a New York Times Bestseller.

I enjoy working on many different genres, but YA is my favorite. (I vividly remember the sting of adolescence.) My editing style is conversational. I offer suggestions for rewrites and ask a lot of questions, but I know the importance of not stepping on an author's toes. I take tons of notes while I work to zero in on inconsistencies. Basically, I'm like your slightly annoying friend who always corrects your grammar.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Fiction
Coming of Age
Contemporary Fiction
Humor & Comedy
Middle Grade
Middle Grade Fantasy
Young Adult Fantasy

Work experience

Copy Editor/Proofreader

Self-employed
October, 2018 – Present (about 3 years)

I have 16 years of experience as a copy editor and proofreader.

Editorial Proofreader

Oak Meadow
June, 2016 – Present (over 5 years)

Editing textbooks for all grade levels and all subjects for home-school curriculum.

Proofreader/Copy Editor

Six Red Marbles
January, 2005 – October, 2018 (over 13 years)

I worked in-house for a book composition company for 13 years. Scholastic, Hachette, Penguin, W. W. Norton, Bedford St. Martin, Scott Foresman, and Harvard University Press were among our many clients.

The Silver Eyes (Five Nights at Freddy's Graphic Novel #1)

Cawthon, Scott, Breed-Wrisley, Kira, Schröder, Claudia

The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater

The Light of Truth: Writings of an Anti-Lynching Crusader

Wells, Ida B., Bay, Mia, Bay, Mia, Gates, Henry Louis, Bay, Mia

Liz has 9 reviews

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Avery Stenstrom
Ms. Liz was very kind to communicate with and work with. I would recommend her to starting fantasy writers.

Avery Stenstrom, October 2021


Gerard Danford
Proofreading can be compared to finding needles in a haystack. Liz uncovered issues in the manuscript that had been invisible to my eyes. If you're looking for a professional proofreader, Liz is a safe bet.

Gerard Danford, October 2021


Topher Allen
Liz did a great job. The work was done very professionally and and ahead of schedule.

Topher Allen, October 2021


Jennifer Smith
Completely professional and thorough proofreading absolutely exceeded m expectations!

Jennifer Smith, September 2021


Alex Rasmussen
Liz is easy to work with, and her attention to detail is impeccable. A top-shelf proofreader at an affordable price.

Alex Rasmussen, July 2021

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