Margay Dean

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New York, NY, USA

Developmental editor specializing in nonfiction, memoir, and young adult.

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Overview

I am a developmental editor working with both traditional and self-published authors. My specialties include nonfiction, memoir, and young adult. Previously, I worked for Oxford University Press in New York and have also worked as an editor at a Silicon Valley think tank and a media startup.

My goal is to help you create the best version of your work. Working with me, you will receive detailed suggestions that honor your unique voice. For fiction and memoir, you can expect guidance on overall organization and characterization as well as scene- and paragraph-level refining. For nonfiction books, whether you are writing for an audience of experts or translating your expertise to a wider audience, I can help you create your best work with notes on organization, clarity, and more.

Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference

Certifications

  • BA in English, Hispanic Studies (focus in Creative Nonfiction) - Rice University

Work experience

Developmental Book Editor

Self-employed
January, 2014 – Present (almost 5 years)

Provide developmental editing services to authors in several genres.
Specialties include nonfiction, memoir, and young adult.

Program Committee Member

Book Industry Guild of New York (BIGNY)
April, 2018 – Present (8 months)

Coordinate monthly panels that discuss timely and relevant topics in the publishing industry.
Notable programs include "LGBTQ Voices in Publishing" and "STM and STEM Publishing."

Editorial Assistant

Oxford University Press
August, 2016 – June, 2018 (almost 2 years)

Copyedited, proofread, and cold read academic manuscripts.
Assisted in the production of audiobooks.

Editor

Clayton Christensen Institute
October, 2014 – September, 2015 (11 months)

Edited manuscripts on topics including business, education, healthcare, and technology.
Proofread, formatted text, and wrote copy for two ebooks published in 2015.

Portfolio (9 selected works)

Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools

Michael B. Horn, Heather Staker

Navigate the transition to blended learning with this practicalfield guide Blended is the practical field guide for implementingblended learning techniques in K-12 classrooms. A follow-up to thebestseller Disrupting Class by Clayton M. Christensen,Michael Horn, and Curtis Johnson, this hands-on guide expands uponthe blended learning ideas presented in that book to providepractical implementati... read more

Navigate the transition to blended learning with this practicalfield guide Blended is the practical field guide for implementingblended learning techniques in K-12 classrooms. A follow-up to thebestseller Disrupting Class by Clayton M. Christensen,Michael Horn, and Curtis Johnson, this hands-on guide expands uponthe blended learning ideas presented in that book to providepractical implementati... read more

Oxford Picture Dictionary Third Edition: Monolingual Dictionary

Jayme Adelson-Goldstein, Norma Shapiro

The third edition of the best-selling Oxford Picture Dictionary provides unparalleled support for vocabulary teaching to meet the needs of today's English language learners.-4,000 English words and phrases with meaningful, real-life contexts presented within 12 thematic units, including Everyday Language, People, Housing, Food, and Recreation-New and updated topics such as job search, career p... read more

The third edition of the best-selling Oxford Picture Dictionary provides unparalleled support for vocabulary teaching to meet the needs of today's English language learners.-4,000 English words and phrases with meaningful, real-life contexts presented within 12 thematic units, including Everyday Language, People, Housing, Food, and Recreation-New and updated topics such as job search, career p... read more

Oxford Picture Dictionary Third Edition: English/Spanish Dictionary

Jayme Adelson-Goldstein, Norma Shapiro

The third edition of the best-selling Oxford Picture Dictionary provides unparalleled support for vocabulary teaching to meet the needs of today's English language learners.-4,000 English words and phrases with meaningful, real-life contexts presented within 12 thematic units, including Everyday Language, People, Housing, Food, and Recreation-New and updated topics such as job search, career p... read more

The third edition of the best-selling Oxford Picture Dictionary provides unparalleled support for vocabulary teaching to meet the needs of today's English language learners.-4,000 English words and phrases with meaningful, real-life contexts presented within 12 thematic units, including Everyday Language, People, Housing, Food, and Recreation-New and updated topics such as job search, career p... read more

Oxford Picture Dictionary Third Edition: English/Chinese Dictionary (English and Chinese Edition)

Jayme Adelson-Goldstein, Norma Shapiro

The third edition of the best-selling Oxford Picture Dictionary provides unparalleled support for vocabulary teaching to meet the needs of today's English language learners.-4,000 English words and phrases with meaningful, real-life contexts presented within 12 thematic units, including Everyday Language, People, Housing, Food, and Recreation-New and updated topics such as job search, career p... read more

The third edition of the best-selling Oxford Picture Dictionary provides unparalleled support for vocabulary teaching to meet the needs of today's English language learners.-4,000 English words and phrases with meaningful, real-life contexts presented within 12 thematic units, including Everyday Language, People, Housing, Food, and Recreation-New and updated topics such as job search, career p... read more

Step Forward 2E Level 1 Student Book: Standards-based language learning for work and academic readiness

Jenni Currie Santamaria, Jayme Adelson-Goldstein

The Step Forward Student Book incorporates all of the skills learners need to pursue a career or educational program in the USA.The one-page 'At work' sections in every unit build the essential skills students need in the workplace. The course also features 'Everyday Conversation' lessons, which focus on the functional English that students need in the real world.An access code for the Oxford ... read more

The Step Forward Student Book incorporates all of the skills learners need to pursue a career or educational program in the USA.The one-page 'At work' sections in every unit build the essential skills students need in the workplace. The course also features 'Everyday Conversation' lessons, which focus on the functional English that students need in the real world.An access code for the Oxford ... read more

Step Forward 2E Level 2 Student Book: Standards-based language learning for work and academic readiness

Ingrid Wisniewska, Jayme Adelson-Goldstein

The Step Forward Student Book incorporates all of the skills learners need to pursue a career or educational program in the USA.The one-page 'At work' sections in every unit build the essential skills students need in the workplace. The course also features 'Everyday Conversation' lessons, which focus on the functional English that students need in the real world.An access code for the Oxford ... read more

The Step Forward Student Book incorporates all of the skills learners need to pursue a career or educational program in the USA.The one-page 'At work' sections in every unit build the essential skills students need in the workplace. The course also features 'Everyday Conversation' lessons, which focus on the functional English that students need in the real world.An access code for the Oxford ... read more

Step Forward 2E Level 3 Student Book: Standards-based language learning for work and academic readiness

Jane Spigarelli, Jayme Adelson-Goldstein

The Step Forward Student Book incorporates all of the skills learners need to pursue a career or educational program in the USA.The one-page 'At work' sections in every unit build the essential skills students need in the workplace. The course also features 'Everyday Conversation' lessons, which focus on the functional English that students need in the real world.An access code for the Oxford ... read more

The Step Forward Student Book incorporates all of the skills learners need to pursue a career or educational program in the USA.The one-page 'At work' sections in every unit build the essential skills students need in the workplace. The course also features 'Everyday Conversation' lessons, which focus on the functional English that students need in the real world.An access code for the Oxford ... read more

Step Forward 2E Level 4 Student Book and Workbook Pack: Standards-based language learning for work and academic readiness

Barbara R. Denman, Lise Wanage

The Student Book and Workbook Pack provides learners with the complete package of Step Forward content.The Student Book delivers practical and engaging content which aligns with state and national standards, ensuring that students possess the skills and knowledge they need to pursue their goals. Dedicated 'At work' sections build the essential skills students need in the workplace and 'Everyda... read more

The Student Book and Workbook Pack provides learners with the complete package of Step Forward content.The Student Book delivers practical and engaging content which aligns with state and national standards, ensuring that students possess the skills and knowledge they need to pursue their goals. Dedicated 'At work' sections build the essential skills students need in the workplace and 'Everyda... read more

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