Stephanie Kawada

Stephanie Kawada - Editor

Los Angeles

Perfecting your text using new lens requires tenacity. My 25-year medical journal career led to book editing, juggling between pets and koi.

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Overview

My professional experience includes more than 30 years of publishing with Williams & Wilkins and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, as well as other publishers (editing and adhering to the AMA Manual of Style, the Chicago Style Manual, and inhouse style guidelines; reviewing all documents to ensure journal consistency; organization of workflow of accepted manuscripts; tracking key documents; systems analysis; managerial, administrative, and budgetary skills).

Currently, I am a freelance editor who enjoys working on nonfiction books and scientific papers, primarily in medicine and the humanities, while taking care of an active household consisting of a blue merle sheltie, several cats, colorful koi, and finches.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Education & Reference
Humanities & Social Sciences
Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry
Philosophy
Psychology
Technology
Writing & Publishing

Certifications

  • MA, French Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Teaching Certificate, Secondary Level, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Awards

  • Award for outstanding achievement and commitment as Managing Editor to Critical Care Medicine at the 25th anniversary of the journal, January 1997
  • PUBLICATION: Dreams and Life, in “26 Angels: Words for a Healing Heart” by Oumar Dieng. Dedicated to the families and all of us affected by the Sandy Hook tragedy, a series of haikus evoke imageries that conjure treasured memories, raucous laughter, sunny smiles, and brilliant childhood and lives abruptly terminated. These incidents stir us to move forward to a better tomorrow, unmarred and hopeful.
  • PUBLICATION: "Our Personal Gaman: A Poetic Palette in the Circle of Life." Archway Publishing/Simon & Schuster, In Press.

Work experience

Production Editor

IEEE Computer Society
January, 2001 – November, 2009 (almost 9 years)

Collaborated with conference chairs to organize and produce conference proceedings (total = 50 projects/year). Worked with chairs and artists to design and finalize cover art. Formatted and finalized front matter and author index and built complete electronic documents into a single PDF file for submission to the printer.
Prepared promotional products and CD-ROMs at the chair’s request. Designed CD labels and final layouts for more than 35 CD-ROMs for conferences, a compilation CD-ROM of 11 conference proceedings (750 papers), and a CD-ROM of 1,660 files (7,000 pages).

Content Editor

Self-employed
March, 2000 – May, 2000 (2 months)

I had the following responsibilities:
Edited (Excel template) mathematics and language arts lessons—using proper grammar and level of instruction appropriate to grade-school children.
Developed a company style manual.
Prepared instructive material for the Web; condensed a 60-page document to 4 pages.

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
January, 1995 – Present (over 27 years)

PRESENT FREELANCE EXPERIENCE
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Edit books: health-related and medical.
CodeMantra: Edit entire content for nonfiction books: general; medical; humanities.
diacriTech: Edit entire content for nonfiction books: medicine; general.

PRIOR FREELANCE EXPERIENCE
MBL Communications, New York, NY: Edited articles on psychiatry.
Castle Connolly Institute, New York, NY: Edited a book on medicine.
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, MD: Edited articles for medical journals.
Demand Media Studios, Santa Monica, CA: Copyedited articles.
Cadmus Communications, Columbia, MD: Edited articles for medical journals.
IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, CA: Edited and proofed conference proceedings; produced
CD-ROMs.
Shores Editorial Services: edit, format, and finalize text for conference proceedings and medical journals.
American Journal Experts: Edit manuscripts on medicine; critical care medicine; endocrinology; psychology; psychiatry.
Enago: Edit medical manuscripts.

Managing Editor

Society of Critical Care Medicine
January, 1975 – February, 2000 (about 25 years)

My 25-year career as Managing Editor involved the following responsibilities:
Met manufacturing deadlines of Critical Care Medicine (monthly publication), New Horizons (quarterly publication), Special Publications (three annual textbooks), and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (quarterly publication).
Edited and read every article in all journals.
Planned an annual budget and worked to stay within the financial constraints outlined by the Society of Critical Care Medicine; recommended plans for increasing the publications’ revenues.
Organized the departmental workload and supervised the editorial and production staffs.
Produced the organization’s Style Manual to ensure style consistency in all publications.
Recommended software programs and procedures to facilitate the electronic production of the journals.
Communicated with authors and sponsors interested in producing special symposium supplements and assisted with the organization, editing, cover design, and final production of supplements.

Portfolio (18 selected works)

Strategic Excellence in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Industries: How AEC Firms Can Develop and Execute Strategy Using Lean Six Sigma

Gerhard Plenert, Joshua Plenert

Strategic Excellence in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Industries is a process of applied strategic thinking designed to develop a strategy empowered with the agility to adapt to changing circumstances and to drive a high performing culture of ideal behaviors. It is infused with the insight and the thought leadership of the Shingo Model and the scientific thinking of Lean Six ... read more

Strategic Excellence in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Industries is a process of applied strategic thinking designed to develop a strategy empowered with the agility to adapt to changing circumstances and to drive a high performing culture of ideal behaviors. It is infused with the insight and the thought leadership of the Shingo Model and the scientific thinking of Lean Six ... read more

Drawing the Unbuildable: Seriality and Reproduction in Architecture (Routledge Research in Architecture)

Nerma Cridge

Architecture is conventionally seen as being synonymous with building. In contrast, this book introduces and defines a new category - the unbuildable. The unbuildable involves projects that are not just unbuilt, but cannot be built. This distinct form of architectural project has an important and often surprising role in architectural discourse, working not in opposition to the buildable, but ... read more

Architecture is conventionally seen as being synonymous with building. In contrast, this book introduces and defines a new category - the unbuildable. The unbuildable involves projects that are not just unbuilt, but cannot be built. This distinct form of architectural project has an important and often surprising role in architectural discourse, working not in opposition to the buildable, but ... read more

Education, Leadership and Islam: Theories, discourses and practices from an Islamic perspective (Routledge Research in Education)

Saeeda Shah

Educational institutions are undergoing complex and sensitive changes in the context of immigration, international mobility, globalisation, and shifting economic scenarios, making highly challenging demands on educational leaders. Leadership is increasingly being perceived and theorised as pivotal to students’ achievement and institutional performance. In this book, Saeeda Shah considers educa... read more

Educational institutions are undergoing complex and sensitive changes in the context of immigration, international mobility, globalisation, and shifting economic scenarios, making highly challenging demands on educational leaders. Leadership is increasingly being perceived and theorised as pivotal to students’ achievement and institutional performance. In this book, Saeeda Shah considers educa... read more

Environment and Society in Ethiopia (Routledge Studies in Political Ecology)

Girma Kebbede

Ethiopia is facing environmental and poverty challenges, and urgently needs effective management of its environmental resources. Much of the Ethiopian landscape has been significantly altered and reshaped by centuries of human activities, and three-quarters of the rural population is living on degraded land. Over the past two decades the country has seen rapid economic and population growth an... read more

Ethiopia is facing environmental and poverty challenges, and urgently needs effective management of its environmental resources. Much of the Ethiopian landscape has been significantly altered and reshaped by centuries of human activities, and three-quarters of the rural population is living on degraded land. Over the past two decades the country has seen rapid economic and population growth an... read more

Liberal Arts of Management: A Toolkit for Today's Leaders

James Maroosis

This book analyzes and elucidates the view that the purpose of the liberal arts is to offer leadership training and guidelines for success. This professional or managerial tradition of the liberal arts is discussed historically, revisiting three central claims purported by the Ancients to make the point that management and the liberal arts are connected and build off each other to provide a fr... read more

This book analyzes and elucidates the view that the purpose of the liberal arts is to offer leadership training and guidelines for success. This professional or managerial tradition of the liberal arts is discussed historically, revisiting three central claims purported by the Ancients to make the point that management and the liberal arts are connected and build off each other to provide a fr... read more

Reconceptualising Agency and Childhood: New perspectives in Childhood Studies (Routledge Research in Education)

By regarding children as actors and conducting empirical research on children’s agency, Childhood Studies have gained significant influence on a wide range of different academic disciplines. This has made agency one of the key concepts of Childhood Studies, with articles on the subject featured in handbooks and encyclopaedias. Reconceptualising Agency and Childhood is the first collection devo... read more

By regarding children as actors and conducting empirical research on children’s agency, Childhood Studies have gained significant influence on a wide range of different academic disciplines. This has made agency one of the key concepts of Childhood Studies, with articles on the subject featured in handbooks and encyclopaedias. Reconceptualising Agency and Childhood is the first collection devo... read more

Surveillance Futures: Social and Ethical Implications of New Technologies for Children and Young People (Emerging Technologies, Ethics and International Affairs)

Emmeline Taylor, Tonya Rooney

From birth to adulthood, children now find themselves navigating a network of surveillance devices that attempt to identify, quantify, sort and track their thoughts, movements and actions. This book is the first collection to focus exclusively on technological surveillance and young people. Organised around three key spheres of children’s day-to-day life: schooling, the self and social lives, ... read more

From birth to adulthood, children now find themselves navigating a network of surveillance devices that attempt to identify, quantify, sort and track their thoughts, movements and actions. This book is the first collection to focus exclusively on technological surveillance and young people. Organised around three key spheres of children’s day-to-day life: schooling, the self and social lives, ... read more

UNHCR and the Struggle for Accountability: Technology, law and results-based management (Routledge Humanitarian Studies)

Despite the key importance of accountability for the legitimacy of humanitarian action, inadequate academic attention has been given to how the concept of accountability is evolving within the specific branches of the humanitarian enterprise. Up to now, there exists no comprehensive account of what we label the 'technologies of accountability', the effects of their interaction, or the question... read more

Despite the key importance of accountability for the legitimacy of humanitarian action, inadequate academic attention has been given to how the concept of accountability is evolving within the specific branches of the humanitarian enterprise. Up to now, there exists no comprehensive account of what we label the 'technologies of accountability', the effects of their interaction, or the question... read more

Mabel Daniels: An American Composer in Transition

Maryann McCabe

Mabel Daniels (1877–1971): An American Composer in Transition assesses Daniels within the context of American music of the first half of the twentieth century. Daniels wrote fresh sounding works that were performed by renowned orchestras and ensembles during her lifetime but her works have only recently begun to be performed again. The book explains why works by Daniels and other women compose... read more

Mabel Daniels (1877–1971): An American Composer in Transition assesses Daniels within the context of American music of the first half of the twentieth century. Daniels wrote fresh sounding works that were performed by renowned orchestras and ensembles during her lifetime but her works have only recently begun to be performed again. The book explains why works by Daniels and other women compose... read more

Postfeminist Celebrity and Motherhood: Brand Mom (Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies)

Jorie Lagerwey

This book analyzes the intersections of celebrity, self-branding, and "mommy" culture. It examines how images of celebrity moms playing versions of themselves on reality television, social media, gossip sites, and self-branded retail outlets negotiate the complex demands of postfeminism and the current fashion for heroic, labor intensive parenting. The cultural regime of "new momism" insists t... read more

This book analyzes the intersections of celebrity, self-branding, and "mommy" culture. It examines how images of celebrity moms playing versions of themselves on reality television, social media, gossip sites, and self-branded retail outlets negotiate the complex demands of postfeminism and the current fashion for heroic, labor intensive parenting. The cultural regime of "new momism" insists t... read more

Aristotle and Confucius on Rhetoric and Truth: The Form and the Way

Haixia Lan

The current study argues that different cultures can coexist better today if we focus not only on what separates them but also on what connects them. To do so, the author discusses how both Aristotle and Confucius see rhetoric as a mode of thinking that is indispensable to the human understanding of the truths of things or dao-the-way, or, how both see the human understanding of the truths of ... read more

The current study argues that different cultures can coexist better today if we focus not only on what separates them but also on what connects them. To do so, the author discusses how both Aristotle and Confucius see rhetoric as a mode of thinking that is indispensable to the human understanding of the truths of things or dao-the-way, or, how both see the human understanding of the truths of ... read more

Scholarly Research for Musicians

Sang-Hie Lee

Scholarly Research for Musicians presents a range of research methods and techniques, incorporating both the common elements of traditional music research methodologies with innovative research strategies endemic to the fields of social science, education, and performance science. The author’s collaborative and interdisciplinary approach reinforces the belief that research is most palpable and... read more

Scholarly Research for Musicians presents a range of research methods and techniques, incorporating both the common elements of traditional music research methodologies with innovative research strategies endemic to the fields of social science, education, and performance science. The author’s collaborative and interdisciplinary approach reinforces the belief that research is most palpable and... read more

Reconnecting Aestheticism and Modernism: Continuities, Revisions, Speculations (Literary Texts and the Popular Marketplace)

Charting the period that extends from the 1860s to the 1940s, this volume offers fresh perspectives on Aestheticism and Modernism. By acknowledging that both movements had a passion for the ‘new’, it goes beyond the alleged divide between Modernism and its predecessors. Rather than reading the modernist credo, ‘Make it New!’, as a desire to break away from the past, the authors of this book su... read more

Charting the period that extends from the 1860s to the 1940s, this volume offers fresh perspectives on Aestheticism and Modernism. By acknowledging that both movements had a passion for the ‘new’, it goes beyond the alleged divide between Modernism and its predecessors. Rather than reading the modernist credo, ‘Make it New!’, as a desire to break away from the past, the authors of this book su... read more

Transactional Distance and Adaptive Learning: Planning for the Future of Higher Education

Farhad Saba, Rick L. Shearer

Transactional Distance and Adaptive Learning takes a fresh look at one of the pioneering educational theories that accommodates the impact of information and communications technologies in learning. The theory of transactional distance (TTD) provides a distinct analytical and planning foundation for educators to conduct an overarching inquiry into transitioning from mass instructional and mana... read more

Transactional Distance and Adaptive Learning takes a fresh look at one of the pioneering educational theories that accommodates the impact of information and communications technologies in learning. The theory of transactional distance (TTD) provides a distinct analytical and planning foundation for educators to conduct an overarching inquiry into transitioning from mass instructional and mana... read more

Unitary Analysis, Synthesis, and Classification of Flow Meters

Horia Mihai Moțit

This book is the first to present flow measurement as an independent branch of the measurement techniques, according to a new global and unitary approach for the measurement of fluid flow field, starting from finding its unitary fundamental bases. Furthermore, it elaborates the method of unitary analysis/synthesis and classification of compound gauging structures (CGS): the UASC – CGS method. ... read more

This book is the first to present flow measurement as an independent branch of the measurement techniques, according to a new global and unitary approach for the measurement of fluid flow field, starting from finding its unitary fundamental bases. Furthermore, it elaborates the method of unitary analysis/synthesis and classification of compound gauging structures (CGS): the UASC – CGS method. ... read more

What Every Engineer Should Know About Excel

J. P. Holman, Blake K. Holman

Understanding the powerful computational and graphics capabilities of Microsoft Excel is an enormous benefit to engineers and technical professionals in almost any field and at all levels of experience. What Every Engineer Should Know About Excel is a practical guide to unlocking the features and functions of this program, using examples and screenshots to walk readers through the steps to bui... read more

Understanding the powerful computational and graphics capabilities of Microsoft Excel is an enormous benefit to engineers and technical professionals in almost any field and at all levels of experience. What Every Engineer Should Know About Excel is a practical guide to unlocking the features and functions of this program, using examples and screenshots to walk readers through the steps to bui... read more

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John Odell
I was very pleased with Stephanie. She was prompt with her review and always communicated any queries she had. I was expecting to be made aware of far more errors, alternative language or suggestions than I received but this may have been reflective of my continued and frequent review of the text.

John Odell, June 2021

Stephanie Kawada
Working with Dr. Odell was a delightful and challenging experience. His expeditious responses to my queries enabled me to complete this lengthy project in slightly over 1 month. Performing multiple...
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Conor Brady
Stephanie was a pure professional delight to deal with. I very highly recommend her.

Conor Brady, March 2021


Mark Ragins
Stephanie was an extremely thorough and meticulous copy editor for me. She went out of her way to look up references and my esoteric material. She was careful to point out to me where her edits might change the meaning I had intended and worked with me to find clear alternatives. She was very timely as we sent edits up and back to each other. She explained the reasoning behind her edits when...
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Mark Ragins, October 2020

Stephanie Kawada
Dr. Ragins is a highly respected psychiatrist worldwide. It is a privilege to collaborate with him on his book, which takes you on journeys that expand your perspectives of people with a vast array...
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Laura Clementz
Stephanie was a pleasure to work with and delivered a high quality product. I worked with her on editing my soon to be self-published book. She completed edits while maintaining my style of writing and vastly improved the text. She was timely and professional. We even finished ahead of the expected timeline. I would highly recommend her services.

Laura Clementz, September 2019


Bruce Burstein
Again, great work! Most highly recommended!

Bruce Burstein, August 2019

Stephanie Kawada
Always a pleasure to collaborate with you. Your readers will find your work very useful and meaningful.

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