Scott Wakefield

Scott Wakefield - Editor

Buffalo, NY, USA

I'm a nitpicking bibiophile with a creative writing degree. I love to help authors create amazing works of art.

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I'm a father, husband, writer, proofreader, and book nerd who can't get enough coffee, board games, motorcycles, or banjo. My time in the Coast Guard, travels around the world, living in Alaska & Hawaii, and living on a boat have fueled a love for adventure stories where the hero defeats the odds. On the flipside, my background in federal regulations gives me the skillset to edit work that's a bit drier than your average tale of wonder and amazement.

With a work history heavy on non-fiction and how-to, I'd love to expand my portfolio with fiction - especially sci-fi, fantasy, historical fiction, and any stories of adventure. My creative writing degree gives me a skills adapted to exciting storytelling, and I received honors in graphic novel writing & revisions & editing.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Career Guides
Health & wellbeing
Humanities & Social Sciences
Self-help & Self-improvement
Sports & Outdoors

Awards

  • Comics Course Director's Award
  • Portfolio Revision Course Director's Award
  • Art History Course Director's Award

Work experience

Partner

Self-employed
November, 2018 – Present (about 1 year)

DHSW Media publishes Motoclectic Magazine - a print magazine dedicated to the motorcycle culture in the Rochester, NY, region.

Owner

Self-employed
January, 2006 – Present (almost 14 years)

Proofreading clients include:
International Marine/McGraw-Hill
O'Reilly Media
Univ. Press of Florida
United States Coast Guard

Provided proofreading, copyediting, and indexing services.

I've also worked with many new authors to develop their story, find their voice, copyedit, refine plot, and a host of other services.

Marine Science Technician

United States Coast Guard
September, 2003 – July, 2014 (almost 11 years)

First Class Petty Officer; recipient of multiple awards and honors; qualified in diverse areas, including federal pollution response, fishing vessel safety, and hazardous communications; served in Great Lakes, NY, HI, and AK.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

Sea Trials: A Lone Sailor's Race Toward Home

Peter Bourke

"In all, beautifully written and wonderfully inspiring."--The Wall Street Journal A poignant account that will inspire you to tackle challenging sailing endeavors as well as squarely face life's emotional challenges, finding the courage to live a fully engaged, authentic life Three years after his wife's death, Peter Bourke bought a boat--even though he had never learned to sail. In 2009, Pete... read more

"In all, beautifully written and wonderfully inspiring."--The Wall Street Journal A poignant account that will inspire you to tackle challenging sailing endeavors as well as squarely face life's emotional challenges, finding the courage to live a fully engaged, authentic life Three years after his wife's death, Peter Bourke bought a boat--even though he had never learned to sail. In 2009, Pete... read more

The U.S. Coast Guard's War on Human Smuggling (New Perspectives on Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology)

Dennis L. Noble

Puts a human face on both undocumented migrants and those who enforce policy"Illustrates the complexities and heartbreak of attempting to enforce U.S. immigration laws." --David Kyle, University of California, Davis"Noble skillfully interweaves tales of bravery, compassion and skill on the part of U.S. Coast Guard servicemen with moving portraits of those willing to risk their lives in dank, o... read more

Puts a human face on both undocumented migrants and those who enforce policy"Illustrates the complexities and heartbreak of attempting to enforce U.S. immigration laws." --David Kyle, University of California, Davis"Noble skillfully interweaves tales of bravery, compassion and skill on the part of U.S. Coast Guard servicemen with moving portraits of those willing to risk their lives in dank, o... read more

Diabetes For Dummies

Alan L. Rubin

The straight facts on treating diabetes successfully With diabetes now considered pandemic throughout the world, there have been enormous advances in the field. Now significantly revised and updated, this new edition of Diabetes For Dummies includes the latest information on diabetes medications and monitoring equipment, new findings about treating diabetes in the young and elderly, new ways t... read more

The straight facts on treating diabetes successfully With diabetes now considered pandemic throughout the world, there have been enormous advances in the field. Now significantly revised and updated, this new edition of Diabetes For Dummies includes the latest information on diabetes medications and monitoring equipment, new findings about treating diabetes in the young and elderly, new ways t... read more

The Art of Community: Building the New Age of Participation

Jono Bacon

Online communities provide a wide range of opportunities for supporting a cause, marketing a product or service, or building open source software. The Art of Community helps you recruit members, motivate them, and manage them as active participants. Author Jono Bacon offers experiences and observations from his 14-year effort to build and manage communities, including his current position as m... read more

Online communities provide a wide range of opportunities for supporting a cause, marketing a product or service, or building open source software. The Art of Community helps you recruit members, motivate them, and manage them as active participants. Author Jono Bacon offers experiences and observations from his 14-year effort to build and manage communities, including his current position as m... read more

Employee Engagement For Dummies

Bob Kelleher

The easy way to boost employee engagementToday more than ever, companies and leaders need a road map to help them boost employee engagement levels. Employee Engagement For Dummies helps employers implement the necessary plans to create and sustain an engaging culture, allowing them to attract and retain the best people while boosting their productivity and creativity.Employee Engagement For Du... read more

The easy way to boost employee engagementToday more than ever, companies and leaders need a road map to help them boost employee engagement levels. Employee Engagement For Dummies helps employers implement the necessary plans to create and sustain an engaging culture, allowing them to attract and retain the best people while boosting their productivity and creativity.Employee Engagement For Du... read more

The Man Diet: a proven guide to more energy, increased virility, and higher testosterone levels.

Chad Howse

CHAD HOWSE'S BEST SELLING DIET BOOK FOR MEN ONLY. Male testosterone levels are declining by 1.2-1.3% annually, regardless of age. If you want to increase your testosterone levels naturally, to experience the benefits of more energy, improved sex drive and libido, improved ability to recover and to burn fat then you want to read this book. Listen, getting your hormones under control with diet a... read more

CHAD HOWSE'S BEST SELLING DIET BOOK FOR MEN ONLY. Male testosterone levels are declining by 1.2-1.3% annually, regardless of age. If you want to increase your testosterone levels naturally, to experience the benefits of more energy, improved sex drive and libido, improved ability to recover and to burn fat then you want to read this book. Listen, getting your hormones under control with diet a... read more

Flipping Houses For Dummies

Ralph R. Roberts, Joseph Kraynak

Not just another house flipping book You can find plenty of books about flipping houses that claim "anyone can do it." Flipping Houses For Dummies takes a different approach—honesty. We don't claim that flipping houses is "easy" or "simple" or "risk-free," because, quite frankly, it isn't. Flipping Houses For Dummies reveals the risks and rewards of flipping properties; helps you determine whe... read more

Not just another house flipping book You can find plenty of books about flipping houses that claim "anyone can do it." Flipping Houses For Dummies takes a different approach—honesty. We don't claim that flipping houses is "easy" or "simple" or "risk-free," because, quite frankly, it isn't. Flipping Houses For Dummies reveals the risks and rewards of flipping properties; helps you determine whe... read more

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A.A. Wyand
Scott was very helpful and found issues missed by 3 prior editors.

A.A. Wyand, October 2019

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