"Louise does fabulous work. She’s a nit-picker—the best of all possible qualities for a proofreader/editor. She’s knowledgeable, reliable, and great to work with. Totally my go-to source for freelance jobs." -- Renee Ashley ("Basic Heart," "Because I Am the Shore I Want to Be the Sea," "The View from the Body," and others)
"I have worked with Louise Stahl on many editorial projects over the years, including a number where she was one of several proofreaders of a manuscript. She never failed to impress with her close attention to details, often catching errors that others missed. She is precise and scrupulous. She frequently refers to dictionary and reference sources to verify spelling of unusual words and names. Most recently, she proofread a 700-page novel and caught one or more errors of punctuation, spelling, usage, and more on just about every page. She is extremely thorough." -- Walter Cummins, Co-publisher, Serving House Books
"Louise Stahl served as Editorial Coordinator for Fairleigh Dickinson University Press for nearly thirty years. Among her responsibilities was to communicate with book authors, to edit promotional materials, including the press website, and to copy-edit our annual catalog. She has a keen eye for typos and other editorial issues, and helped assure that our materials fully met professional standards." --Harry Keyishian, Professor Emeritus of English and Director, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (1976-2017)
Reading and evaluating submissions of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and essays. Proofreading and basic copyediting of work before publication, both in print and online.
Assisted Director with maintaining manuscript submissions database, as well as corresponding with authors and manuscript evaluators. Website maintenance, social media, and coordinating Editorial Board meetings.
Compiling and proofreading weekly legislative newsletter, as well as annual booklet of legislator's biographies and photos.
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Freelance copyeditor with in-house publishing experience, an MS in Strategic Communication, and a heavy reliance on the Oxford comma.
YA expert, passionate about LGBTQ+ stories, freelancer for Big Five publishers. I've copyedited 400+ books. Let's polish yours next!