Skye Loyd

Skye Loyd - Editor Tick

Seattle, WA, USA

I've been a copy editor for 18 years with SAGE and Wiley. I have a background in science, literature, and history.

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Overview

I'm a copy editor with 18 years of experience working on books and academic articles. I'm proficient in Chicago and APA styles. I have a wide background in arts, music, and wildlife biology, which helps me to comprehend and improve on a wide range of subjects. I enjoy bringing out clarity from confusing or muddled sentences.

I also freelance as a book project manager for Wiley, which has given me insight into how a multi-authored book comes together. I help authors bring their chapters into the formats desired by editors and keep all the elements of a large book organized until it is ready to go to print.

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Architecture
Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences
Education & Reference
Entertainment
History
Life Sciences
Music
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Certifications

  • B.S., Conservation Biology, Brigham Young University
  • English minor, Brigham Young University

Work experience

Copy Editor

Self-employed
September, 2008 – December, 2017 (about 9 years)

I performed freelance copyediting for Wiley for 10 years. I copyedited life and earth science books for them using Chicago style.

Copy Editor

Self-employed
January, 2008 – December, 2009 (almost 2 years)

I copyedited nonfiction books on history and entertainment for Rowman & Littlefield.

Copy Editor

Self-employed
July, 2000 – March, 2008 (over 7 years)

SAGE is a publisher of more than 500 academic journals. I copyedited social science journal articles for them, using mostly APA style. I started in-house as a proofreader for six months.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Historical Dictionary of Modern China (1800-1949)

James Z. Gao

The Historical Dictionary of Modern China (1800-1949) offers a concise but comprehensive examination of the political, military, economic, social, and cultural development of modern China. Instead of focusing merely on the political elites of China, this reference covers a variety of significant persons, including women and ethnic minorities; new historical concepts; cultural and educational i... read more

The Historical Dictionary of Modern China (1800-1949) offers a concise but comprehensive examination of the political, military, economic, social, and cultural development of modern China. Instead of focusing merely on the political elites of China, this reference covers a variety of significant persons, including women and ethnic minorities; new historical concepts; cultural and educational i... read more

Inventing Entertainment

Brian Dolan

Brian Dolan's social and cultural history of the music business in relation to the history of the player piano is a critical chapter in the story of contemporary life. The player piano made the American music industry-and American music itself-modern. For years, Tin Pan Alley composers and performers labored over scores for quick ditties destined for the vaudeville circuit or librettos destine... read more

Brian Dolan's social and cultural history of the music business in relation to the history of the player piano is a critical chapter in the story of contemporary life. The player piano made the American music industry-and American music itself-modern. For years, Tin Pan Alley composers and performers labored over scores for quick ditties destined for the vaudeville circuit or librettos destine... read more

Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult

Barbara L. Oglesbee

Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Small Mammalbrings together a wide range of information on diseases commonlyseen in small exotic mammals into a single, accessible resource.With consistency and broad coverage unparalleled by other texts,this new edition adds sections on chinchillas, guinea pigs, androdents to the existing rabbit and ferret topics to offercomplete coverage of these p... read more

Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Small Mammalbrings together a wide range of information on diseases commonlyseen in small exotic mammals into a single, accessible resource.With consistency and broad coverage unparalleled by other texts,this new edition adds sections on chinchillas, guinea pigs, androdents to the existing rabbit and ferret topics to offercomplete coverage of these p... read more

Women in the Geosciences

Mary Anne Holmes, Suzanne OConnell, Kuheli Dutt

Read an interview with the author: "Working Toward Gender Parity in the Geosciences"The geoscience workforce has a lower proportion of women compared to the general population of the United States and compared to many other STEM fields. This volume explores issues pertaining to gender parity in the geosciences, and sheds light on some of the best practices that increase participation by women ... read more

Read an interview with the author: "Working Toward Gender Parity in the Geosciences"The geoscience workforce has a lower proportion of women compared to the general population of the United States and compared to many other STEM fields. This volume explores issues pertaining to gender parity in the geosciences, and sheds light on some of the best practices that increase participation by women ... read more

Food Carotenoids

Delia B. Rodriguez-Amaya

Carotenoids were first studied as natural pigments, then as precursors of vitamin A, and then as bioactive compounds against chronic diseases. These compounds have been and continue to be the subject of intense research worldwide, now with an expanded scope.Food Carotenoids: Chemistry, Biology and Technology gathers all the important information about these major compounds which impact both fo... read more

Carotenoids were first studied as natural pigments, then as precursors of vitamin A, and then as bioactive compounds against chronic diseases. These compounds have been and continue to be the subject of intense research worldwide, now with an expanded scope.Food Carotenoids: Chemistry, Biology and Technology gathers all the important information about these major compounds which impact both fo... read more

Zoonotic Tuberculosis

Charles O. Thoen, James H. Steele, John B. Kaneene

Zoonotic Tuberculosis: Mycobacterium bovis and OtherPathogenic Mycobacteria, Third Edition is a comprehensivereview of the state of the art in the control and elimination ofinfections caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex inanimals and humans. This update to the most complete and currentreference available on Mycobacterium bovis includes newcoverage of the latest molecular techniques; m... read more

Zoonotic Tuberculosis: Mycobacterium bovis and OtherPathogenic Mycobacteria, Third Edition is a comprehensivereview of the state of the art in the control and elimination ofinfections caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex inanimals and humans. This update to the most complete and currentreference available on Mycobacterium bovis includes newcoverage of the latest molecular techniques; m... read more

Combating Hatred

Terrance L. Furin

Hatred and violence in our nation's schools have made headlines in recent years. Violence often grows from student alienation, intolerance, and prejudice, and it is not limited to schools making headlines—hatred can be found in almost every public and private school in our nation. Combating Hatred provides several practical case studies of teachers, administrators, and school board members who... read more

Hatred and violence in our nation's schools have made headlines in recent years. Violence often grows from student alienation, intolerance, and prejudice, and it is not limited to schools making headlines—hatred can be found in almost every public and private school in our nation. Combating Hatred provides several practical case studies of teachers, administrators, and school board members who... read more

Scientific Integrity and Ethics in the Geosciences

Linda C. Gundersen

Science is built on trust. The assumption is that scientists will conduct their work with integrity, honesty, and a strict adherence to scientific protocols. Written by geoscientists for geoscientists, Scientific Integrity and Ethics in the Geosciences acquaints readers with the fundamental principles of scientific ethics and shows how they apply to everyday work in the classroom, laboratory, ... read more

Science is built on trust. The assumption is that scientists will conduct their work with integrity, honesty, and a strict adherence to scientific protocols. Written by geoscientists for geoscientists, Scientific Integrity and Ethics in the Geosciences acquaints readers with the fundamental principles of scientific ethics and shows how they apply to everyday work in the classroom, laboratory, ... read more

Sustainable Construction Processes

Steve Goodhew

This book explores the concepts and practicalities that lead to sustainable construction. It breaks new ground by providing the reader with the underlying principles of how to build sustainably and then assesses many of the tools required for the task. From energy to materials and from procurement to operation, all aspects play their part in turning a theoretically sustainable building project... read more

This book explores the concepts and practicalities that lead to sustainable construction. It breaks new ground by providing the reader with the underlying principles of how to build sustainably and then assesses many of the tools required for the task. From energy to materials and from procurement to operation, all aspects play their part in turning a theoretically sustainable building project... read more

The Heart of Africa

Simon Stewart, Karen Sliwa, Ana Mocumbi, Albertino Damasceno, Mpiko Ntsekhe

While many high-income countries observe a relative decline in the population impact of heart disease and deal with the problem of an older patient population who readily survive earlier non-fatal encounters with the condition, Africa contends with a typically younger population with frequently advanced and often fatal heart disease. While high-income countries exclusively deal with non-commun... read more

While many high-income countries observe a relative decline in the population impact of heart disease and deal with the problem of an older patient population who readily survive earlier non-fatal encounters with the condition, Africa contends with a typically younger population with frequently advanced and often fatal heart disease. While high-income countries exclusively deal with non-commun... read more

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