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Melissa Kiepke

Melissa Kiepke - Editor

Seattle, WA, United States

I would love to help you with your next project! I offer copyediting, proofreading, and project editing (project management) services.

Overview

I'm a copyeditor, project editor (project manager), and proofreader with an editing certificate from the University of Washington. In addition to editing, I have also been performing and teaching music for almost 30 years and have a Master's degree in music education from Washington State University. I enjoy bringing my attention to detail to help clients create quality projects.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Music Nature Sports & outdoor recreation Travel

Work experience

Project Editor for Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: California

Self-employed
January, 2017 – July, 2017 (6 months)

I managed a team of freelancers including the author, copyeditor, designer, mapmaker, and two proofreaders. I managed deadlines and budgets; ensured that the project met house and series style requirements; copyedited, proofread, and collated changes for a variety of materials including front and back matter, photos, maps, captions, layout, and manuscript; and meticulously managed file storage and revisions.

Pages proofreader for Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California

Self-employed
May, 2017 – May, 2017 (less than a minute)

I was the pages proofreader for this book. I proofread final layout, maps, photos, captions, front and back matter (including table of contents, resources, and index) for grammar and punctuation, design, and house/series style errors.

Galley Proofreader for Urban Trails: Olympia

Self-employed
March, 2017 – March, 2017 (less than a minute)

I was the galley proofreader for this day hiking book. I proofread draft maps and initial layout of the manuscript for accuracy, consistency, mechanical errors, and adhesion to house and series style.

Editorial Intern

Mountaineers Books
September, 2016 – December, 2016 (3 months)

Duties included logging and evaluating unsolicited manuscripts, applying for Library of Congress cataloguing data, researching references for biographies, proofing ebook publications, fact-checking resource sections and bibliographies, proofreading map detail, proofreading and copyediting manuscripts, indexing, researching competitive titles, and summarizing book proposals for the acquisitions process.

Portfolio (3 selected works)

Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: California

Jeremy Benson

After some dreadful years for Sierra skiers, the snow is back and the pent-up demand to ride it is satisfied by this book!From Bishop to Tahoe to Shasta, and multiple slopes in between, California has a big ski and snowboard culture and this backcountry guide describes 97 of the state's best routes. Part of our critically-acclaimed series, Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: California is writ... read more

After some dreadful years for Sierra skiers, the snow is back and the pent-up demand to ride it is satisfied by this book!From Bishop to Tahoe to Shasta, and multiple slopes in between, California has a big ski and snowboard culture and this backcountry guide describes 97 of the state's best routes. Part of our critically-acclaimed series, Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: California is writ... read more

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California: Section Hiking from Campo to Tuolumne Meadows

Shawnte Salabert

The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) traces a 2,650-mile route from the California-Mexico border north to the border of Washington and Canada. While many hikers attempt a thru-hike every year, beginning in Campo, California and connecting their footsteps all the way to Manning Park, B.C., even more people enjoy "section hiking" tackling the trail in bits and pieces.This guidebook serv... read more

The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) traces a 2,650-mile route from the California-Mexico border north to the border of Washington and Canada. While many hikers attempt a thru-hike every year, beginning in Campo, California and connecting their footsteps all the way to Manning Park, B.C., even more people enjoy "section hiking" tackling the trail in bits and pieces.This guidebook serv... read more

Urban Trails: Olympia: Capitol State Forest/ Shelton/ Harstine Island

Craig Romano

Urban Trails: Olympia focuses on the trails and parks in and around the South Sound, including the Olympia, Tumwater, and Lacey areas. It covers hikes in Capitol State Forest, Harstine Island, the area around Shelton, and the Nisqually Delta. This book introduces locals and visitors alike to places in the state s capital to go for a refreshing run, long walk, or peaceful hike right in their ow... read more

Urban Trails: Olympia focuses on the trails and parks in and around the South Sound, including the Olympia, Tumwater, and Lacey areas. It covers hikes in Capitol State Forest, Harstine Island, the area around Shelton, and the Nisqually Delta. This book introduces locals and visitors alike to places in the state s capital to go for a refreshing run, long walk, or peaceful hike right in their ow... read more

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