Christina Tang-Bernas

Christina Tang-Bernas – Editor

Copyeditor and proofreader, open to most academic disciplines with a specialty in engineering and tech.

Overview

I provide high-quality technical copyediting and proofreading services, with a focus on the engineering and technological industries though I am open to most academic disciplines. I have over a decade of experience in editing and editorial work, from copyediting full-length academic book manuscripts in a variety of fields to working as an editorial assistant for IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) publications, in collaboration with academics and industry professionals from around the world.

I am a Pushcart-nominated writer myself, with publications in both fiction and non-fiction, including work used in university-level creative writing classes. In my spare time, I volunteer for Future Engineers as an early-stage judge for educational space- and science-related contests sponsored by NASA as well as for Project Gutenberg as a proofreader and formatter. I am always excited to learn new things. I recently took a class on Old English and am currently working on a certificate for Literary Braille Transcription through the Library of Congress and the National Federation of the Blind.

When editing, I am dedicated to understanding your unique objectives and voice, and I treat all projects with the care and respect they deserve. I want to partner with you so that your ideas and expertise are presented in the best possible way without changing the inherent meaning. I am careful not to impose “rules” on your words without thought or understanding. Every change I make is backed by a reason, and it is always a suggestion for you to accept or reject. My job is to focus on the little details so you can focus on the big picture. I am always trying to stay up-to-date on the latest techniques, technologies, and best practices in editing. This allows me to provide the highest quality services that fit your needs and goals.
Services
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Computers & Internet Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences Education & Reference Engineering Engineering & Materials Science Humanities & Social Sciences Technology
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Certifications
  • Poynter ACES Certificate in Editing
  • TESOL/TEFL Certificate
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) membership
  • ACES: The Society for Editing membership

Work experience

Apex CoVantage

Jul, 2015 — Oct, 2019 (over 4 years)

Project-based copyediting for academic book-length manuscripts using the Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS), the American Psychological Association (APA), and other project-specific style sheets in a variety of fields including history, sociology, economics, political science, philosophy, education, gender studies, queer studies, and various artistic disciplines.

USC/IEEE

Mar, 2015 — Present

Assist the Editor-in-Chief of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Antennas and Propagation Magazine (APM) at all different levels from big-picture overview planning for the publication to day-to-day details. I manage the workflow of academic manuscripts from submittal to publication, including editing of columns and editorials as needed.

Previously also worked for the IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications (T-MBMC) from 2015 through 2021 and created a Wordpress-powered website for the journal with custom HTML.

Portfolio

Simply Psychology

Eysenck, Michael W.

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