Renee Stockdale-Homick

Renee Stockdale-Homick - Editor

Huntingtown, MD, USA

I use my writing, editing, and proofreading skills to help multiple clients meet their publishing and content development goals.

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Overview

I'm an experienced writer and editor, with particular experience in developmental editing, copy editing, and proofreading nonfiction K-12 science lessons and books, fiction and nonfiction books for children, and nonfiction college-level books in economics, international relations, and history. Some of my projects include editing manuscripts for Sourcebooks and Apex CoVantage, editing the Big Brain Book for the American Psychological Association, and editing a teacher's guide for the Smithsonian Science Education Center. In addition, I worked for over 20 years on an award-winning science education website, so I have experience writing and editing content for websites.

The authors I've worked with know me to be thorough, clear, and professional. I also provide positive feedback along with a more critical assessment of the overall quality of a piece. I have a good eye for determining if a written piece makes sense for the intended audience and helping an author structure their work so that it is not only organized but also compelling.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Children's - Non-fiction
Economics
History
Political Science & Current Affairs
Psychology
Fiction
Middle Grade

Work experience

Freelance Editor/Writer

Self-employed
January, 2019 – Present (almost 2 years)

I provide a range of services, from writing to proofreading. My clients have included Sourcebooks, Apex CoVantage, the Smithsonian Science Education Center, the American Psychological Association, and the Mayo Clinic.

Editor, Science Books & Films

American Association for the Advancement of Science
January, 2015 – November, 2018 (almost 4 years)

• Built professional relationships with writers, editors, publishers, reviewers, and other professionals to successfully produce Science Books and Films (SBF)
• Maintained proficiency with Chicago style to meet specific project needs
• Designed layouts and collaborated with production professionals to produce a monthly journal
• Worked closely with writers to maintain voice while removing spelling, grammatical, and accuracy problems
• Reviewed each book and film review for accuracy and compliance with quality standards
• Determined whether a piece was ready for publication and approved the final version
• Worked in a customized CMS to add SBF issues and other content to SBF website

Content Manager, Science NetLinks

American Association for the Advancement of Science
January, 2003 – November, 2018 (almost 16 years)

• Managed content development of science lessons and student materials for K-12 science education website
• Performed developmental editing and copy-editing of science lessons to verify content aligned with established guidelines
• Provided concise and constructive editorial feedback to writers
• Decided on lesson content and topics
• Delegated and tracked each writer’s assignments to ensure adherence to deadlines
• Wrote, edited, and produced content according to prescribed editorial style and format standards
• Supervised 10 freelance writers and 10 reviewers, offering feedback and enforcing deadlines
• Prepared and delivered a wide range of articles

Project Coordinator, Kinetic City Super Crew

American Association for the Advancement of Science
June, 1996 – December, 2002 (over 6 years)

• Coordinated with project owners and team members to set challenging and realistic goals
• Gathered and disseminated project materials at key points
• Tracked all hours and budget expenses
• Managed contracts with voice actors
• Wrote, proofed, and edited educational material for elementary school students
• Developed hands-on activities for elementary school students

Summer Lifeguards

Doyle Carey, Elizabeth

Discourse and Affect in Foreign Policy: Germany and the Iraq War (New International Relations)

Jakub Eberle

Foreign and security policy have long been removed from the political pressures that influence other areas of policymaking. This has led to a tendency to separate the analytical levels of the individual and the collective.Using Lacanian theory, which views the subject as ontologically incomplete and desiring a perfect identity which is realised in fantasies, or narrative scenarios, this book s... read more

Foreign and security policy have long been removed from the political pressures that influence other areas of policymaking. This has led to a tendency to separate the analytical levels of the individual and the collective.Using Lacanian theory, which views the subject as ontologically incomplete and desiring a perfect identity which is realised in fantasies, or narrative scenarios, this book s... read more

Social Enterprise in Asia: Theory, Models and Practice (Routledge Studies in Social Enterprise & Social Innovation)

In the absence of a widely accepted and common definition of social enterprise (SE), a large research project, the "International Comparative Social Enterprise Models" (ICSEM) Project, was carried out over a five-year period; it involved more than 200 researchers from 55 countries and relied on bottom-up approaches to capture the SE phenomenon. This strategy made it possible to take into accou... read more

In the absence of a widely accepted and common definition of social enterprise (SE), a large research project, the "International Comparative Social Enterprise Models" (ICSEM) Project, was carried out over a five-year period; it involved more than 200 researchers from 55 countries and relied on bottom-up approaches to capture the SE phenomenon. This strategy made it possible to take into accou... read more

Sociology Through Literature: A Study of Kaaroor's Stories

S. Devadas Pillai

This book presents a comprehensive study of nearly 100 of Kaaroor’s short stories. Kaaroor Neelakanta Pillai is one among the Big Six of the ‘new wave’ in Malayalam literature which began in the mid-1940s. The Big Six and their immediate followers wrote about the common man, peasants, pavement-dwellers, fishermen, rickshaw-pullers, underpaid school teachers — their lives, aspirations and vulne... read more

This book presents a comprehensive study of nearly 100 of Kaaroor’s short stories. Kaaroor Neelakanta Pillai is one among the Big Six of the ‘new wave’ in Malayalam literature which began in the mid-1940s. The Big Six and their immediate followers wrote about the common man, peasants, pavement-dwellers, fishermen, rickshaw-pullers, underpaid school teachers — their lives, aspirations and vulne... read more

Big Data, Code and the Discrete City: Shaping Public Realms (Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City)

Silvio Carta

Big Data, Code and the Discrete City explores how digital technologies are gradually changing the way in which the public space is designed by architects, managed by policymakers and experienced by individuals. Smart city technologies are superseding the traditional human experience that has characterised the making of the public space until today. This book examines how computers see the publ... read more

Big Data, Code and the Discrete City explores how digital technologies are gradually changing the way in which the public space is designed by architects, managed by policymakers and experienced by individuals. Smart city technologies are superseding the traditional human experience that has characterised the making of the public space until today. This book examines how computers see the publ... read more

Lacan and Marx: The Invention of the Symptom (The Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research Library (CFAR))

Pierre Bruno

Lacan and Marx: The Invention of the Symptom provides an incisive commentary on Lacan’s reading of Marx, mapping the relations between these two vastly influential thinkers. Unlike previous books, Bruno provides a detailed history of Lacan’s reading of Marx and surveys his references to Marx in both his writings and seminars. Examining Lacan’s key argument that Marx "invented the symptom", Bru... read more

Lacan and Marx: The Invention of the Symptom provides an incisive commentary on Lacan’s reading of Marx, mapping the relations between these two vastly influential thinkers. Unlike previous books, Bruno provides a detailed history of Lacan’s reading of Marx and surveys his references to Marx in both his writings and seminars. Examining Lacan’s key argument that Marx "invented the symptom", Bru... read more

Collaborative Governance for Local Economic Development: Lessons from Countries around the World (Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management)

Although collaborations for local and regional economic development have been popular in recent years, it is not yet wholly clear when or how such efforts bring successful outcomes. Using an integrative conceptual framework for collaborative governance, this innovative collection provides a systematic and interdisciplinary analysis of real-world collaborative networks for local and regional ec... read more

Although collaborations for local and regional economic development have been popular in recent years, it is not yet wholly clear when or how such efforts bring successful outcomes. Using an integrative conceptual framework for collaborative governance, this innovative collection provides a systematic and interdisciplinary analysis of real-world collaborative networks for local and regional ec... read more

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joseph philoxy
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joseph philoxy, November 2020

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