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Megan Knoll

Megan Knoll - Editor

Indianapolis, United States

I'm a veteran editor of For Dummies books on topics from Paleo cooking to Islamic finance. l love working with words!

Overview

I've edited a wide range of materials, including nonfiction and general reference books on a variety of subjects; cookbooks; test preparation and language learning materials; children's books; memoir, fiction; and poetry. I take pride in thorough, thoughtful editing and proofreading. Topics of particular interest include pop culture, humor, mystery, food, history, and puzzles.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Education & Reference Music Sports & outdoor recreation

Work experience

Owner and Founding Editor, Writer, and Proofreader

Self-employed
June, 2014 – Present (over 3 years)

I provide copy editing and line editing services as well as proofreading.

Copy Editor on For Dummies product line

John Wiley & Sons, Inc
October, 2007 – April, 2014 (over 6 years)

I edited For Dummies products for clarity, tone, organization, and grammar while ensuring they adhered to the brand's rigorous style guide.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Keyboard For Dummies

Jerry Kovarsky

The easy way to get keyed up on the keyboard Where Piano For Dummies helps budding musicians to master the black-and-white musical keyboard, Keyboard For Dummies helps them understand the possibilities that unfold when those black-and-whites are connected to state-of-the-art music technology. Keyboard For Dummies explains the ins-and-outs of modern keyboards and helps you get the most out of t... read more

The easy way to get keyed up on the keyboard Where Piano For Dummies helps budding musicians to master the black-and-white musical keyboard, Keyboard For Dummies helps them understand the possibilities that unfold when those black-and-whites are connected to state-of-the-art music technology. Keyboard For Dummies explains the ins-and-outs of modern keyboards and helps you get the most out of t... read more

Golf All-in-One For Dummies

Consumer Dummies, LaReine Chabut

The fun way to get a grip on every aspect of golf Golf is a popular spectator sport, but for those who play it's a great source of low impact cardiovascular, strength, and aerobic exercise. In addition, golf is by nature a social game that provides the opportunity to meet new people. Golf All-In-One For Dummies shows you not only how to get the most physical benefit from a round of golf, but a... read more

The fun way to get a grip on every aspect of golf Golf is a popular spectator sport, but for those who play it's a great source of low impact cardiovascular, strength, and aerobic exercise. In addition, golf is by nature a social game that provides the opportunity to meet new people. Golf All-In-One For Dummies shows you not only how to get the most physical benefit from a round of golf, but a... read more

Mediterranean Diet Cookbook For Dummies

Meri Raffetto, Wendy Jo Peterson

Improve your health, lose weight, and prevent and fight disease For decades, doctors and nutritional experts have observed and confirmed that Mediterranean countries have much lower occurrences of hypertension, cardiovascular disease, obesity, cancer, and diabetes in their citizens than northern European countries and the United States. The Mediterranean Diet For Dummies features expert advice... read more

Improve your health, lose weight, and prevent and fight disease For decades, doctors and nutritional experts have observed and confirmed that Mediterranean countries have much lower occurrences of hypertension, cardiovascular disease, obesity, cancer, and diabetes in their citizens than northern European countries and the United States. The Mediterranean Diet For Dummies features expert advice... read more

Vegan Cooking For Dummies

Alexandra Jamieson

An authoritative resource on making delicious, healthy vegan-friendly meals Veganism is a lifestyle abstaining from the consumption of meat, poultry, dairy products, eggs, and all foods originating from animals. The perfect companion to Living Vegan For Dummies, Vegan Cooking For Dummies provides vegans, and those thinking about becoming vegan, with more than 100 healthy and hearty vegan recip... read more

An authoritative resource on making delicious, healthy vegan-friendly meals Veganism is a lifestyle abstaining from the consumption of meat, poultry, dairy products, eggs, and all foods originating from animals. The perfect companion to Living Vegan For Dummies, Vegan Cooking For Dummies provides vegans, and those thinking about becoming vegan, with more than 100 healthy and hearty vegan recip... read more

Paleo Cookbook For Dummies

Kellyann Petrucci

The fast and easy way to enjoy a Paleo diet The Paleo movement is one of the hottest diet and healthy-eating approaches, as people discover an appealing and sustainable alternative to the restrictive diets that lead to burnout and failed weight loss efforts. This modern-day take on an ancient diet—which excludes dairy, processed foods, and refined sugar—has helped thousands of people lose weig... read more

The fast and easy way to enjoy a Paleo diet The Paleo movement is one of the hottest diet and healthy-eating approaches, as people discover an appealing and sustainable alternative to the restrictive diets that lead to burnout and failed weight loss efforts. This modern-day take on an ancient diet—which excludes dairy, processed foods, and refined sugar—has helped thousands of people lose weig... read more

Wind Power For Dummies

Ian Woofenden

The consumer guide to small-scale wind electricity production! Maybe you're not T. Boone Pickens, but you can build your own home-sized wind-power empire right in your back yard. Wind Power For Dummies supplies all the guidance you need to install and maintain a sustainable, cost-effective wind generator to power your home for decades to come. This authoritative, plain-English guide walks you ... read more

The consumer guide to small-scale wind electricity production! Maybe you're not T. Boone Pickens, but you can build your own home-sized wind-power empire right in your back yard. Wind Power For Dummies supplies all the guidance you need to install and maintain a sustainable, cost-effective wind generator to power your home for decades to come. This authoritative, plain-English guide walks you ... read more

Knitting For Dummies

Marly Bird

The bestselling guide to knitting brilliant, timeless pieces This revised and refreshed third edition of Knitting For Dummies features new knitting patterns, refreshed and additional projects, a new bibliography and suppliers list, and improved step-by-step knitting instructions. Plus, from the book, you can access step-by-step instructional videos online that enable you to see and practice th... read more

The bestselling guide to knitting brilliant, timeless pieces This revised and refreshed third edition of Knitting For Dummies features new knitting patterns, refreshed and additional projects, a new bibliography and suppliers list, and improved step-by-step knitting instructions. Plus, from the book, you can access step-by-step instructional videos online that enable you to see and practice th... read more

Golf For Dummies

Gary McCord

The fun and easy way to get a grip on golf Golf For Dummies, 4th Edition, gives you all the latest information on the game, including updated expert advice on everything from improving fundamentals to mastering the game's mental aspects. With advice from professional Gary McCord, this expert guide gives you easy to follow instructions for hitting the ball farther and straighter, and hints on h... read more

The fun and easy way to get a grip on golf Golf For Dummies, 4th Edition, gives you all the latest information on the game, including updated expert advice on everything from improving fundamentals to mastering the game's mental aspects. With advice from professional Gary McCord, this expert guide gives you easy to follow instructions for hitting the ball farther and straighter, and hints on h... read more

Word Searches For Dummies

Denise Sutherland

A travel-friendly puzzle-packed book that keeps the brain in shape One of the best ways to exercise the mind is through word and logic games like word searches and Sudoku. Studies have shown that doing word searches frequently can help prevent diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia. Word Searches For Dummies is a great way to strengthen the mind and keep the brain active plus, it's just plain ... read more

A travel-friendly puzzle-packed book that keeps the brain in shape One of the best ways to exercise the mind is through word and logic games like word searches and Sudoku. Studies have shown that doing word searches frequently can help prevent diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia. Word Searches For Dummies is a great way to strengthen the mind and keep the brain active plus, it's just plain ... read more

Spanish All-in-One For Dummies

Consumer Dummies

Your comprehensive guide to speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish! Want to speak Spanish? Looking to improve your Spanish skills? Now you can start today with these minibooks, which give you the expert instruction you need to master Spanish basics and beyond. From numbers and vocabulary to common phrases, conversations, and much more, you'll see how to communicate effectively in Spanish an... read more

Your comprehensive guide to speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish! Want to speak Spanish? Looking to improve your Spanish skills? Now you can start today with these minibooks, which give you the expert instruction you need to master Spanish basics and beyond. From numbers and vocabulary to common phrases, conversations, and much more, you'll see how to communicate effectively in Spanish an... read more

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