Louise Benzer

Louise Benzer – Editor

I'm a major content geek with 15+ years experience in educational publishing, with a focus on real estate, law, and healthcare.


I'm passionate about bringing the pieces of a project together to produce content that is timely, well-crafted, and engaging.

As a project manager and editor with over fifteen years of experience managing content development for publishers, professional associations, and non-profits, I know how to bridge the gap between concept and finished product. I love the big picture planning and the focus on details that doing so requires.

I have developed content for a wide range of educational titles--from introductory textbooks and study guides to professional development books. I have an understanding of both the market requirements and the needs of the intended audience and how to meet both. I enjoy the collaborative process of working with authors and editors and guiding a project through the editing process to publication.

Education & Reference Law Psychology
English (US)

Work experience


Sep, 2011 — Present

I've worked with a mix of commercial and non-profit organizations managing editorial projects, editing and creating content, and collaborating with a diverse set of stakeholders. Clients include Agate Publishing, Smart Love Family Services, and the American College of Healthcare Professionals.

-Led account management for the development of a custom 300+ page college Accounting textbook for a large academic client.
-Provided project oversight and managed the internal review and approval process for the launch of a marketing campaign for a high-stakes credentialing campaign for healthcare management executives.
-Wrote and edited content covering complex psychological concepts for a family services organization's publications and websites.

American Bar Association

May, 2008 — May, 2009 (about 1 year)

-Directed five editorial boards in identifying new product ideas and establishing publishing plans.
-Secured the acquisition of new professional development titles.
-Managed the manuscript development, review, editing, and design process.

Kaplan Professional Publishing/Dearborn Real Estate Education

Nov, 1997 — Nov, 2006 (about 9 years)

-Managed the development and life-cycle maintenance of of over 100 real estate education publications a year, representing the company's most profitable products.
-Directed the day-to-day activities of a five-person development team, ensuring products were developed accurately, on time, on budget, and per market specifications.

Institute of Real Estate Management

Oct, 1994 — Oct, 1997 (about 3 years)

-Analyzed manuscripts for completeness and accuracy.
-Edited and rewrote manuscripts.
-Researched, wrote, and edited a quarterly newsletter for real estate management educators.