Shelley Kenney

Shelley Kenney - Editor

New York, NY, United States

As a copyeditor and proofreader, I ensure that written text enhances readability and is true to the intended message.

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Overview

Copyediting and proofreading are part of my DNA. I have been reviewing text throughout my career. If you work with me, I will provide a seamless transition of your written material to a flawless and comprehensible work product.

I am recognized for my exceptional attention to detail, meticulous approach to work and strong emphasis on syntax. My skills and strengths include:

*Fifteen plus years of cumulative experience in the publishing industry and human resources profession.
*Delivery of clear, concise, consistent and comprehensible written materials.
*Excellent command of the English language.
*Solid proofreading skills to identify grammatical, typographical and compositional errors.
*Strong ability to cross-reference written materials for content accuracy.
*High praise for research and analytical abilities.
*Acknowledgment for "flagging" potential legal issues.
*Partnership with writers and clients to ensure satisfaction.
*In-depth knowledge of copyediting and proofreading marks.
*Style manual and style sheet savvy.
*Maintain up-to-date skills - Fundamentals of Copyediting and Proofreading Books class at NYU, 2017.

Whether you're looking for extensive copyediting or just another pair of eyes to make sure your written document is free from grammatical errors, I would welcome the opportunity to work with you and nurture your written material.

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Historical Fiction
Literature

Work experience

Copyeditor and Proofreader

Self-employed
January, 2017 – Present (over 1 year)

Clients include: Read650 (literary non-profit), Post Hill Books (distributed by Simon & Schuster), Kensington Publishing Corporation and Penguin Random House (Viking Books).

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