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Lynn Northrup

Lynn Northrup - Editor

Charlotte, North Carolina

An experienced, down-to-earth editor with a keen eye for detail, I can help make your work shine.

Overview

I'm a book editor well-versed in project management, development, copyediting, and proofreading. Although I have experience in many genres, I especially enjoy editing fiction--there's nothing like helping shape a great story!

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Thriller Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Computers & Internet Education & Reference Health & wellbeing History Home & Garden Nature Travel

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Northrup Editorial Services

February, 1997 – Present (almost 20 years)

Successful full-time freelance editor whose regular clients include John Wiley and Sons, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Frommer's Media, Abbeville Press, Alpha Books/Penguin Group (USA), Turner Publishing, Adams Media, DK Publishing, and several independent authors.

In-House Editor

Macmillan (formerly Prentice-Hall)

January, 1994 – March, 1997 (about 3 years)

1996-1997: Senior Production Editor, Macmillan General Reference. Managed production of lifestyle titles from manuscript to print, including Frommer’s travel guides, Complete Idiot’s Guides, 10 Minute Guides, Howell pet books, and Arco test-prep books; as first editor hired to this new division, helped interview, train, and mentor new hires.
1994-1996: Production Editor, Que Corporation/Prentice-Hall. Managed computer trade books from manuscript to print.
1994: Copy Editor, Que Corporation/Prentice-Hall. Copyedited computer trade books.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Home Automation For Dummies

Dwight Spivey

The easy way to control your home appliances Do you want to control common household appliances and amenities from your smartphone or tablet, wherever you happen to be? Home Automation For Dummies guides you through installing and setting up app-controlled devices in your home, such as heating and air conditioning, lighting, multimedia systems, game consoles, and security and monitoring device... read more

The easy way to control your home appliances Do you want to control common household appliances and amenities from your smartphone or tablet, wherever you happen to be? Home Automation For Dummies guides you through installing and setting up app-controlled devices in your home, such as heating and air conditioning, lighting, multimedia systems, game consoles, and security and monitoring device... read more

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Perfect Resume, 5th Edition (Idiot's Guides)

Susan Ireland

Resumé: revamped for the times, technology, and the recession... The recession has made finding a job harder than ever. Everything now takes place online, and a resumé's preparation is different than even a few years ago. This new edition has changed with the times, focusing on what's most important in an electronic resumé. Full of successful resumé samples and cover letters, the book also foc... read more

Resumé: revamped for the times, technology, and the recession... The recession has made finding a job harder than ever. Everything now takes place online, and a resumé's preparation is different than even a few years ago. This new edition has changed with the times, focusing on what's most important in an electronic resumé. Full of successful resumé samples and cover letters, the book also foc... read more

Frommer's EasyGuide to Santa Fe, Taos and Albuquerque (Easy Guides)

Barbara Laine, Don Laine

Frommer’s books aren’t written by committee, or by travel writers who simply pop in briefly to a destination and then consider the job done. We employ the best local experts to author our guides, like Don and Barbara Laine, award-winning journalists who live in New Mexico and love sharing their home state with awed visitors. Their insider’s take on their home state introduces readers to the be... read more

Frommer’s books aren’t written by committee, or by travel writers who simply pop in briefly to a destination and then consider the job done. We employ the best local experts to author our guides, like Don and Barbara Laine, award-winning journalists who live in New Mexico and love sharing their home state with awed visitors. Their insider’s take on their home state introduces readers to the be... read more

CliffsNotes Guide to the edTPA Assessment: Navigating the edTPA Process

Jane R. Burstein

A teacher certification guide for the new edTPA portfolio-based assessment The edTPA Assessment measures teachers' ability to develop lesson plans and adjust them to the needs of their students, to teach in the classroom, and to analyze whether their students are learning. Teacher candidates must submit a video of themselves at work in a real classroom setting in order to pass. A growing numbe... read more

A teacher certification guide for the new edTPA portfolio-based assessment The edTPA Assessment measures teachers' ability to develop lesson plans and adjust them to the needs of their students, to teach in the classroom, and to analyze whether their students are learning. Teacher candidates must submit a video of themselves at work in a real classroom setting in order to pass. A growing numbe... read more

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Apple Watch (Teach Yourself VISUALLY (Tech))

Guy Hart-Davis

Master your new smartwatch quickly and easily with this highly visual guide "Teach Yourself VISUALLY Apple Watch" is a practical, accessible guide to mastering the powerful features and functionality of your new smartwatch. For Apple devotees and new users alike, this easy-to-follow guide features visually rich tutorials and step-by-step instructions that show you how to take advantage of "all... read more

Master your new smartwatch quickly and easily with this highly visual guide "Teach Yourself VISUALLY Apple Watch" is a practical, accessible guide to mastering the powerful features and functionality of your new smartwatch. For Apple devotees and new users alike, this easy-to-follow guide features visually rich tutorials and step-by-step instructions that show you how to take advantage of "all... read more

Secrets of the Ladies Mission Society

Laurie Dick

When the small, Southern town of Simpsonville, Alabama, loses its favorite doctor, the ladies in town give little thought to his ailing widow, Miss Adie, who also served as his trusted nurse and knew all too well the longtime secrets these women have kept hidden. When Miss Adie’s faithful caretaker, Eula, has an idea for keeping her devoted Miss Adie's dwindling health and memory active again―... read more

When the small, Southern town of Simpsonville, Alabama, loses its favorite doctor, the ladies in town give little thought to his ailing widow, Miss Adie, who also served as his trusted nurse and knew all too well the longtime secrets these women have kept hidden. When Miss Adie’s faithful caretaker, Eula, has an idea for keeping her devoted Miss Adie's dwindling health and memory active again―... read more

Autumn Fire

Tom Wither

America’s deadliest enemy returns―and he’ll stop at nothing to carry out his catastrophic plot against the U.S. Now, the dedicated intelligence and special ops force assigned to stop him―David Cain, Sergeant Thompson, FBI Agent Johnson, and Lieutenant Mathews―relentlessly pursue him in their covert investigation, codenamed AUTUMN FIRE.Aziz and his group of loyal jihadists continue to send shoc... read more

America’s deadliest enemy returns―and he’ll stop at nothing to carry out his catastrophic plot against the U.S. Now, the dedicated intelligence and special ops force assigned to stop him―David Cain, Sergeant Thompson, FBI Agent Johnson, and Lieutenant Mathews―relentlessly pursue him in their covert investigation, codenamed AUTUMN FIRE.Aziz and his group of loyal jihadists continue to send shoc... read more

The United States Pony Club Manual of Horsemanship: Basics for Beginners / D Level

Susan E. Harris

Required reading for every Pony Club Member—now in a valuable new editionThe United States Pony Club (USPC) is among the largest equestrian organizations in the United States, with more than 14,000 members in 600 clubs spread across 49 states, credited with training many current and past Olympic competitors. The USPC Manuals are required reading for every Pony Club Member, and will continue to... read more

Required reading for every Pony Club Member—now in a valuable new editionThe United States Pony Club (USPC) is among the largest equestrian organizations in the United States, with more than 14,000 members in 600 clubs spread across 49 states, credited with training many current and past Olympic competitors. The USPC Manuals are required reading for every Pony Club Member, and will continue to... read more

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Criminal Investigation

Alan Axelrod Ph.D., Guy Antinozzi J.D., Alan Axelrod, Guy Antinozzi

Since the O. J. Simpson murder case in the mid-1990s and the many instances of DNA evidence ultimately releasing people convicted unjustly of crimes, there has been a fascination with not only "true crime" per se but many other aspects of criminal investigation--processing crime scenes, fingerprints, blood spatters, expert witnesses--and the list goes on. The Complete Idiot's Guide(R) to Crimi... read more

Since the O. J. Simpson murder case in the mid-1990s and the many instances of DNA evidence ultimately releasing people convicted unjustly of crimes, there has been a fascination with not only "true crime" per se but many other aspects of criminal investigation--processing crime scenes, fingerprints, blood spatters, expert witnesses--and the list goes on. The Complete Idiot's Guide(R) to Crimi... read more

The Poison Secret

Gregg Loomis

In the year 88 BC, King Mithradates of Anatolia died suddenly after an apparent poisoning. His son, Prince Mithradates, then disappeared for seven years into the woods where he collected hemlock plants and other deadly poisons. Upon his return, he shared a fatal meal with his mother and brother. Mithradates, who ultimately became King, somehow left the meal unharmed. In modern-day Turkey, a yo... read more

In the year 88 BC, King Mithradates of Anatolia died suddenly after an apparent poisoning. His son, Prince Mithradates, then disappeared for seven years into the woods where he collected hemlock plants and other deadly poisons. Upon his return, he shared a fatal meal with his mother and brother. Mithradates, who ultimately became King, somehow left the meal unharmed. In modern-day Turkey, a yo... read more

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