Paul Tabili

Paul Tabili – Editor

Freelance nonfiction copy editor and proofreader with expertise in business, technology, healthcare, education, and service industries.


Freelance copy editor, proofreader, indexer, photo editor, and page layout and production artist for over 20 years. More than 115 end-to-end book productions completed for commercial publishers such as ASQ Quality Press, Goodheart-Willcox, NTC Contemporary, and others.

I specialize in nonfiction and technical subject matter, with concentration in the manufacturing, technology, service, education, healthcare, and pharmaceutical industries, including such aspects as ISO and Six Sigma compliance, process reengineering, statistical process control, and quality assurance and improvement.

With my wealth of experience in the publishing industry, I will edit and proofread your manuscript to commercial publishing standards, addressing typographical and formatting issues other editors might miss.

Business & Management Computers & Internet Education & Reference Engineering & Materials Science Technology
English (UK) English (US)

Work experience


Oct, 1999 — Present

Completed more than 115 full book productions, including copy editing, proofreading, indexing, page layout/formatting, photo editing, line art creation, and final file prep, primarily for ASQ Quality Press.

Performed bidding, billing, bookkeeping, and other administrative duties.

City Desktop Productions

Jun, 1998 — May, 1999 (11 months)

Proofread galleys and performed quality assurance checks on outgoing pages.

Coordinated simultaneous layout of multiple book projects, supervised staff of four graphic artists, and provided staff with technical assistance and inhouse training.

City Desktop Productions

Feb, 1997 — May, 1999 (about 2 years)

Performed page layout/composition of books for commercial publishers; edited images using Adobe Photoshop and created line art with Adobe Illustrator.

Paul has 16 reviews





Todd B.

Todd B.

Oct, 2023

Paul is excellent to work with. I loved his close attention to detail, like checking the spelling of obscure companies I mentioned in my chapters and even correcting a Jeff Bezos' quote I had included. Thanks to Paul's help, I feel much more confident taking my book to publication. If you are looking for a copy editor, Paul has my full 100% recommendation.
John C.

John C.

Aug, 2023

I have used three Reedsy editors and Paul by far was the best.
Justin P.

Justin P.

Jul, 2023

Paul was fantastic! Professional, quick, and thorough. Great experience.
Donna K.

Donna K.

Jun, 2023

I had the pleasure of working with Paul, an exceptional proofreading editor, and I couldn't be happier with the experience. His meticulous attention to detail ensured that my book was polished and ready for publishing. Paul's clear communication and respect for deadlines showcased his professionalism. Moreover, his positive and suppobrtive attitude created a collaborative environment throughout...
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Neha S.

Neha S.

Jun, 2023

It was nice working with Paul. I will definitely hire him again.

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