Maggie Boys

Maggie Boys - Editor

Kingston, NY, USA

Editor, researcher and writer with a broad background and a sharp pencil.

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Overview

Hello, I’m a freelance editor and writer. I work with authors to create sparkling content for journal articles, blogs, short or long non-fiction and fiction. With advanced training in developmental editing, I gently coach authors to create their best possible work.
My sensitivity to style and meaning also makes me a fine copy editor for manuscripts that need detailed correction and finish.
I am a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association.
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Historical Fiction
LGBTQ (Fiction)
Mystery & Crime
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
DIY & Crafts
History
Political Science & Current Affairs

Awards

  • Society of Professional Journalists, first place, research-based article

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
January, 2011 – Present (over 9 years)

Experience in the following areas, I help business people, academics, and authors create their best work with copy editing and developmental editing for:
--Non-fiction: business, humanities, social sciences and women’s studies. I edit websites, dissertations, theses, grant proposals, journal articles, business reports, and books.
--Fiction: editing translated works for sense, grammar, and punctuation; mystery; historical; action-adventure; sci-fi; cli-fi; romance; and LGBT.

Owner-Manager

Galloping Antiquities
December, 2010 – December, 2015 (about 5 years)

--Conceived, created, crowd-funded and managed Galloping Antiquities
--Managed all marketing, including proposal and ad copy writing, website development, crowdfunding, direct mail, Facebook and Twitter communications
--Researched historical background for each figure carved
--Hand carved furniture, housewares and rocking horses inspired by ancient art

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