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Stephanie Umeda

Stephanie Umeda - Editor

Brooklyn, NY, United States

I'm a proofreader who joyfully scrutinizes manuscripts for the publishing industry.

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I am a freelance proofreader who is obsessed with finding every backward quotation mark, every missing bit of text, every misplaced modifier, and every dropped serial comma. I am dedicated to making your creation look as good as it can be. Clients include St. Martin's Press; Farrar, Straus and Giroux; Hachette Book Group; Assouline; Abrams; HarperCollins Children's Books; Penguin Random House; and Beacon Press.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Anthologies Children's Picture Books Classics Cultural & Ethnic Themes Historical Fiction Humor & Comedy Literature Plays & Screenplays Short Story
Non-Fiction
Architecture Art Biographies & Memoirs Design Education & Reference Health & wellbeing Photography Social & Behavioral Sciences Transportation Travel

Certifications

  • Certificate in Editing from New York University

Work experience

Freelance Proofreader

Self-employed
May, 2014 – Present (over 3 years)

Proofread manuscripts for grammar and sense according to in-house style guides and those of standard style manuals.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

A pioneering researcher and one of the world’s foremost experts on traumatic stress offers a bold new paradigm for healing Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Such experiences inevitably leave traces o... read more

A pioneering researcher and one of the world’s foremost experts on traumatic stress offers a bold new paradigm for healing Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Such experiences inevitably leave traces o... read more

The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures

Christine Kenneally

• A New York Times Notable Book •“The richest, freshest, most fun book on genetics in some time.” —The New York Times Book Review We are doomed to repeat history if we fail to learn from it, but how are we affected by the forces that are invisible to us? In The Invisible History of the Human Race Christine Kenneally draws on cutting-edge research to reveal how both historical artifacts and DNA... read more

• A New York Times Notable Book •“The richest, freshest, most fun book on genetics in some time.” —The New York Times Book Review We are doomed to repeat history if we fail to learn from it, but how are we affected by the forces that are invisible to us? In The Invisible History of the Human Race Christine Kenneally draws on cutting-edge research to reveal how both historical artifacts and DNA... read more

The Italians

John Hooper

Washington Post bestsellerLos Angeles Times bestsellerA vivid and surprising portrait of the Italian people from an admired foreign correspondent How did a nation that spawned the Renaissance also produce the Mafia? And why does Italian have twelve words for coat hanger but none for hangover? John Hooper’s entertaining and perceptive new book is the ideal companion for anyone seeking to unders... read more

Washington Post bestsellerLos Angeles Times bestsellerA vivid and surprising portrait of the Italian people from an admired foreign correspondent How did a nation that spawned the Renaissance also produce the Mafia? And why does Italian have twelve words for coat hanger but none for hangover? John Hooper’s entertaining and perceptive new book is the ideal companion for anyone seeking to unders... read more

Silence: A Novel (Picador Classics)

Shusaku Endo

Shusaku Endo's classic novel of enduring faith in dangerous times, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, and Adam Driver"Silence I regard as a masterpiece, a lucid and elegant drama."-The New York Review of BooksSeventeenth-century Japan: Two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to a country hostile to their religion, where feudal lor... read more

Shusaku Endo's classic novel of enduring faith in dangerous times, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, and Adam Driver"Silence I regard as a masterpiece, a lucid and elegant drama."-The New York Review of BooksSeventeenth-century Japan: Two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to a country hostile to their religion, where feudal lor... read more

Simple Matters: Living with Less and Ending Up with More

Erin Boyle

For anyone looking to declutter, organize, and simplify, author Erin Boyle shares practical guidance and personal insights on small-space living and conscious consumption. At once pragmatic and philosophical, Simple Matters is a nod to the growing consensus that living simply and purposefully is more sustainable not only for the environment, but for our own happiness and well-being, too. Boyle... read more

For anyone looking to declutter, organize, and simplify, author Erin Boyle shares practical guidance and personal insights on small-space living and conscious consumption. At once pragmatic and philosophical, Simple Matters is a nod to the growing consensus that living simply and purposefully is more sustainable not only for the environment, but for our own happiness and well-being, too. Boyle... read more

At the Edge of the Orchard: A Novel

Tracy Chevalier

“With impeccable research and flawless prose, Chevalier perfectly conjures the grandeur of the pristine Wild West . . . and the everyday adventurers—male and female—who were bold enough or foolish enough to be drawn to the unknown. She crafts for us an excellent experience.” —USA TodayFrom internationally bestselling author Tracy Chevalier, a riveting drama of a pioneer family on the American ... read more

“With impeccable research and flawless prose, Chevalier perfectly conjures the grandeur of the pristine Wild West . . . and the everyday adventurers—male and female—who were bold enough or foolish enough to be drawn to the unknown. She crafts for us an excellent experience.” —USA TodayFrom internationally bestselling author Tracy Chevalier, a riveting drama of a pioneer family on the American ... read more

Bluescreen (Mirador)

Dan Wells

“Bluescreen is a stunning deluge of imagination, filled with suspense and twists and unforgettable characters. This book is just plain awesome.”—James Dashner, bestselling author of The Maze RunnerFrom Dan Wells, author of the New York Times bestselling Partials Sequence, comes the first book in a new sci-fi-noir series. Los Angeles in 2050 is a city of open doors, as long as you have the righ... read more

“Bluescreen is a stunning deluge of imagination, filled with suspense and twists and unforgettable characters. This book is just plain awesome.”—James Dashner, bestselling author of The Maze RunnerFrom Dan Wells, author of the New York Times bestselling Partials Sequence, comes the first book in a new sci-fi-noir series. Los Angeles in 2050 is a city of open doors, as long as you have the righ... read more

Gomorrah: A Personal Journey into the Violent International Empire of Naples' Organized Crime System

Roberto Saviano

The basis of the Sundance TV series Gomorrah A New York Times Notable Book of the YearA groundbreaking, unprecedented bestseller in Italy, Roberto Saviano's insider account traces the decline of the city of Naples under the rule of the Camorra, an organized crime network more powerful and violent than the Mafia. The Camorra is an elaborate, international system dealing in drugs, high fashion, ... read more

The basis of the Sundance TV series Gomorrah A New York Times Notable Book of the YearA groundbreaking, unprecedented bestseller in Italy, Roberto Saviano's insider account traces the decline of the city of Naples under the rule of the Camorra, an organized crime network more powerful and violent than the Mafia. The Camorra is an elaborate, international system dealing in drugs, high fashion, ... read more

The Designer's Dictionary of Color

Sean Adams

The Designer’s Dictionary of Color provides an in-depth look at 30 colors key to art and graphic design. Organized by spectrum, in color-by-color sections for easy navigation, this book documents each hue with charts showing color range and palette variations. Chapters detail each color’s creative history and cultural associations, with examples of color use that extend from the artistic to th... read more

The Designer’s Dictionary of Color provides an in-depth look at 30 colors key to art and graphic design. Organized by spectrum, in color-by-color sections for easy navigation, this book documents each hue with charts showing color range and palette variations. Chapters detail each color’s creative history and cultural associations, with examples of color use that extend from the artistic to th... read more

James Wright: A Life in Poetry

Jonathan Blunk

The authorized and sweeping biography of one of America’s most complex, influential, and enduring poetsIn the extraordinary generation of American poets who came of age in the middle of the twentieth century, James Wright (1927–1980) was frequently placed at the top of the list. With a fierce, single-minded devotion to his work, Wright escaped the steel town of his Depression-era childhood in ... read more

The authorized and sweeping biography of one of America’s most complex, influential, and enduring poetsIn the extraordinary generation of American poets who came of age in the middle of the twentieth century, James Wright (1927–1980) was frequently placed at the top of the list. With a fierce, single-minded devotion to his work, Wright escaped the steel town of his Depression-era childhood in ... read more

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Sara Ring

Stephanie did a fantastic job proofing my organization's biannual magazine. She was responsive, reliable and a pleasure to work with. I would strongly recommend her.

, February 2017

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