Miranda Schwartz

Miranda Schwartz - Editor

New York, NY, USA

15+ years of editing experience; meticulous copy editor and proofreader; former reference librarian and cataloger.

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Overview

I'm a meticulous and accomplished copy editor, line editor, proofreader, and writer with a sharp eye for detail and a keen sense of language. I'm also a former reference librarian and cataloger at the New-York Historical Society. I've worked at nationally known magazines (TV Guide, Vanity Fair, Mademoiselle, Glamour) and prominent publishing houses (Seven Stories Press, John Wiley & Sons). I'm completely dedicated to making your work readable, accessible, and error free; my goal is to help you tell your story in your voice.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Antiques & Collectibles
Biographies & Memoirs
Children's - Non-fiction
Education & Reference
History
Fiction
Literary Fiction

Certifications

  • Master's of Library Science

Work experience

Copy editor and proofreader

Self-employed
January, 1994 – Present (about 26 years)

Adept and meticulous copy editor and proofreader of short- and long-form manuscripts, including educational material, textbooks, memoirs, travel books, coffee table books, children’s books, magazines, financial prospectuses and reports, arts-related reports and press releases.

Portfolio (13 selected works)

Women in the Literary Landscape

Doris Weatherford, Rosalind Reisner, Nancy Rubin Stuart, Valerie Tomaselli, Blanche Wiesen Cook

Literary Nonfiction. Women's Studies. From colonial times, women have been at the forefront of significant developments in the literary community and the book world. Despite this important history, no single publication has provided an overview of women's roles in writing, publishing, bookselling, and librarianship. With WOMEN IN THE LITERARY LANDSCAPE, in honor of its Centennial, the WNBA bre... read more

Literary Nonfiction. Women's Studies. From colonial times, women have been at the forefront of significant developments in the literary community and the book world. Despite this important history, no single publication has provided an overview of women's roles in writing, publishing, bookselling, and librarianship. With WOMEN IN THE LITERARY LANDSCAPE, in honor of its Centennial, the WNBA bre... read more

BLINK YOUR EYES Sekou Sundiata Revisited

Foreword), Sekou Sundiata (Author), Amiri Baraka (Author Ann Rosenthal (Editor

"This catalog is a Shout-Out"... And so begins a 153-page beautifully illustrated catalog that captures the stories, words and works of Sekou Sundiata, poet, performer and activist. The catalog was created to accompany and amplify "Blink Your Eyes: Sekou Sundiata Revisited"- a seven-month NYC-wide retrospective that brings together a consortium project of 21 organizations and venues citywide).... read more

"This catalog is a Shout-Out"... And so begins a 153-page beautifully illustrated catalog that captures the stories, words and works of Sekou Sundiata, poet, performer and activist. The catalog was created to accompany and amplify "Blink Your Eyes: Sekou Sundiata Revisited"- a seven-month NYC-wide retrospective that brings together a consortium project of 21 organizations and venues citywide).... read more

I Refuse to Die

Koigi Wa Wamwere

An extraordinary account of how a laborer's son rose to challenge the power of despots, I Refuse to Die is both the autobiography of one gifted man who rose above the horrors of colonization, and an uncensored history of modern Kenya. The book is infused with the freedom songs of the Kenyan people, as well as dream prophecy and folk tales that are part of Kenya's rich storytelling tradition. T... read more

An extraordinary account of how a laborer's son rose to challenge the power of despots, I Refuse to Die is both the autobiography of one gifted man who rose above the horrors of colonization, and an uncensored history of modern Kenya. The book is infused with the freedom songs of the Kenyan people, as well as dream prophecy and folk tales that are part of Kenya's rich storytelling tradition. T... read more

I'm Done Asking for Permission

Miriam Ellen Chang

I’m Done Asking for Permission examines the idea of self-worth and accomplishments through stories related to disability, family, career, spirituality, and healing. Through honest and insightful anecdotes Miriam Ellen recounts both the pains and joys of growing up with a disability, traveling to find her community, discovering both the pros and cons of spiritual paths, and ultimately realizing... read more

I’m Done Asking for Permission examines the idea of self-worth and accomplishments through stories related to disability, family, career, spirituality, and healing. Through honest and insightful anecdotes Miriam Ellen recounts both the pains and joys of growing up with a disability, traveling to find her community, discovering both the pros and cons of spiritual paths, and ultimately realizing... read more

Gene Wars: The Politics of Biotechnology (Open Media Pamphlet Series)

Kristin Dawkins

International diplomats hold the fate of the world's food supply in their hands. This book discusses how the new technologies dominating agricultural research and production narrow the planet's gene pool. Dawkins also describes how consumers are joining farmers to preserve sustainable food security.

International diplomats hold the fate of the world's food supply in their hands. This book discusses how the new technologies dominating agricultural research and production narrow the planet's gene pool. Dawkins also describes how consumers are joining farmers to preserve sustainable food security.

100 Sneaky Little Sleuth Stories

Robert. Weinberg

AMAZON PRIME ELIGIBLE. OVERNIGHT AND 2-DAY SHIPPING AVAILABLE. The item is in the Amazon warehouse and when you place an order they ship it directly to you in an Amazon box. You have the assurance that you will get your item in a timely manner. In the unlikely event something should go wrong with the shipping, you can contact Amazon to assist with the customer service and tracking. We are very... read more

AMAZON PRIME ELIGIBLE. OVERNIGHT AND 2-DAY SHIPPING AVAILABLE. The item is in the Amazon warehouse and when you place an order they ship it directly to you in an Amazon box. You have the assurance that you will get your item in a timely manner. In the unlikely event something should go wrong with the shipping, you can contact Amazon to assist with the customer service and tracking. We are very... read more

Israel/Palestine: How to End the War of 1948, Second Edition (Open Media Series)

Tanya Reinhart

In Israel/Palestine, Reinhart traces the development of the Security Barrier and Israel’s new doctrine of "disengagement," launched in response to a looming Palestinian-majority population. Examining the official record of recent diplomacy, including United States–brokered accords and talks at Camp David, Oslo, and Taba, Reinhart explores the fundamental power imbalances between the negotiatin... read more

In Israel/Palestine, Reinhart traces the development of the Security Barrier and Israel’s new doctrine of "disengagement," launched in response to a looming Palestinian-majority population. Examining the official record of recent diplomacy, including United States–brokered accords and talks at Camp David, Oslo, and Taba, Reinhart explores the fundamental power imbalances between the negotiatin... read more

One Size Fits One: Building Relationships One Customer and One Employee at a Time

Gary Heil, Tom Parker, Deborah C. Stephens

A billion-dollar paper manufacturer in Wisconsin works closely with a small stationery store halfway across the country to better ensure that the company's products will sell at the retail level. * An Internet browser company distributes its products free to the masses, resulting in a market share of paying customers and a worldwide community of prospective buyers of services and products. * A... read more

A billion-dollar paper manufacturer in Wisconsin works closely with a small stationery store halfway across the country to better ensure that the company's products will sell at the retail level. * An Internet browser company distributes its products free to the masses, resulting in a market share of paying customers and a worldwide community of prospective buyers of services and products. * A... read more

On the Practice of Safety

Fred A. Manuele

Explains how to implement the best safety practices and why they work Reviews from the Third Edition "An excellent piece of work." —Safety Health Practitioner (SHP) "This is a book to be read now for its educational value and also to be kept on the shelf for easy future reference." —Chemistry International "A useful fountain of knowledge." —Quality World The Fourth Edition of On the Practice o... read more

Explains how to implement the best safety practices and why they work Reviews from the Third Edition "An excellent piece of work." —Safety Health Practitioner (SHP) "This is a book to be read now for its educational value and also to be kept on the shelf for easy future reference." —Chemistry International "A useful fountain of knowledge." —Quality World The Fourth Edition of On the Practice o... read more

Global Connections: International Telecommunications Infrastructure and Policy

Heather E. Hudson

A comprehensive guide to international telecommunications, explaining complex technical standards, government regulations, and enforcement practices that vary by country or by region. Hudson clarifies standards and practices relating to voice and data transmissions and addresses the difficult process of privatizing government-run and/or broadcast networks.

A comprehensive guide to international telecommunications, explaining complex technical standards, government regulations, and enforcement practices that vary by country or by region. Hudson clarifies standards and practices relating to voice and data transmissions and addresses the difficult process of privatizing government-run and/or broadcast networks.

Handbook of Drinking Water Quality, 2nd Edition

John DeZuane

"Well-written and informative." --Richard Lewis, Lewis Information Systems "This [book] combines information which could possibly haverequired as many as four reference sources in the past." --Steven C. Messer In its first edition, John De Zuane's popular reference drewwide praise for being an insightful theoretical resource. Now, inthe second edition of Handbook of Drinking Water Quality, DeZ... read more

"Well-written and informative." --Richard Lewis, Lewis Information Systems "This [book] combines information which could possibly haverequired as many as four reference sources in the past." --Steven C. Messer In its first edition, John De Zuane's popular reference drewwide praise for being an insightful theoretical resource. Now, inthe second edition of Handbook of Drinking Water Quality, DeZ... read more

Confessions of a Motion Addict

Stephen Petronio

That first wild dance class takes us through uncharted places, both internal and in real space, in studios, galleries and out into cornfields on campus and eventually onto stage. A stunning portrait of a life lived on the edge, Confessions of a Motion Addict explores author Stephen J. Petronio’s tumultuous upbringing and subsequent awakening to the worlds of art, sex, and the dangerous compuls... read more

That first wild dance class takes us through uncharted places, both internal and in real space, in studios, galleries and out into cornfields on campus and eventually onto stage. A stunning portrait of a life lived on the edge, Confessions of a Motion Addict explores author Stephen J. Petronio’s tumultuous upbringing and subsequent awakening to the worlds of art, sex, and the dangerous compuls... read more

Lasting Change: The Shared Values Process That Makes Companies Great

Rob Lebow, William L Simon

This book is based on Lebow's patented Shared Values Process, a powerful tool for creating a totally new "operating system" for businesses. Their system is based on eight basic people values that get staff members to work together more effectively. The authors provide pragmatic consensus-building and decision-making tools based on Shared Values, and step-by-step guidelines for designing and ro... read more

This book is based on Lebow's patented Shared Values Process, a powerful tool for creating a totally new "operating system" for businesses. Their system is based on eight basic people values that get staff members to work together more effectively. The authors provide pragmatic consensus-building and decision-making tools based on Shared Values, and step-by-step guidelines for designing and ro... read more

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