Easygoing and highly collaborative, I help authors get their books to the next level. As a development editor, I work with a writer on a structure to achieve an accessible flow of thought. My process is to edit in Word’s track changes, offering comments and examples and being available for discussion or questions.
Provide nonfiction editorial, content enhancement, writing, and other services.
▪ Edit and copyedit nonfiction books, articles, pamphlets, and Web content according to style guides
▪ Perform developmental editing, restructuring, and rewriting content. Write sales copy
▪ Manage book projects through the Amazon/KDP self-publishing portal
▪ Other projects have included: RFP responses; Web sites for a travel agency and a book (copy and design);
music lyric reprint permissions negotiated and cleared; and an analysis of a proposed construction plan.
Grant Thornton LLP
Consultant to businesses and law firms on accounting and financial matters in the Forensic and Valuation Services practice. Planned and managed projects in forensic and investigative accounting to resolve problems, monitor contract compliance, or assess the likelihood of fraud. Trained as a Certified Fraud Examiner. Provided litigation support to attorneys. Wrote post-acquisition purchase-price dispute arbitration determination reports by analyzing case documents and performing financial modeling. Wrote RFP responses, created marketing materials, researched prospects, and engaged in networking and business development. Served as national Knowledge Manager, redesigning and managing the practice’s Intranet knowledge management site.
Provided book editing and packaging services. Copy edited for Travel + Leisure and other upscale magazines for several years.
Penguin Random House
Acquired and edited nonfiction books, both for trade paperback and adult illustrated publication. Presented to publication committees and sales teams. Book doctored (restructuring and rewriting) and line edited manuscripts. Packaged numerous books--managing design, production, artwork and coordinating writers. Negotiated publishing contracts. Cleared art and photography permissions. Simultaneously served as business manager of an imprint, budgeting, forecasting, and tracking legal agreements.
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