Getting your project from manuscript to print isn't easy, and I'd love to help you cross the finish line!
I'm a full-time production editor based in Chicago with over four years of experience in professional copyediting, proofreading, and production. I've worked in several subject areas, but my most recent projects have been in young adult fiction (thriller, mystery, romance), cookbooks, poetry, astrology, and graphic novels.
Whether you need high-level copyediting or a nuts-and-bolts proofread, I can provide the second set of eyes you need to get your manuscript in tip-top shape. Capitalizing on my experience in production editorial publishing, I can help you spot inconsistencies in plot lines, character descriptions, and word usage; clean up spotty syntax; and root out those easy-to-miss spelling and punctuation errors.
Not sure what your next steps are? Let's chat about your project and find out where you are in the publishing process. I shepherd about 50 titles a year from development and design through print and distribution. I can help you find the best path forward.
- Bachelor of Arts in Language and Rhetoric
- Minor in Manuscript, Print Culture, and Editing
- Columbia Publishing Certificate
SUBJECTS: YA FICTION, YA MYSTERY, YA THRILLER, YA ROMANCE
Work alongside editorial, production, and design to evaluate content and monitor quality. Develop thorough style sheets and maintain updated style sheets per title. Obtain and manage freelance copyediting, proofreading, scanning, and indexing services, communicating queries to authors and editors for resolution. Train new freelancers on styles and style sheets, PDF mark-up, ensuring all Sourcebooks conventions are followed. Confirm final manuscript styling (ScML) and clean-up, including reviewing changes/comments by author/acquiring editor. Edit back cover copy, advance reader copy, and catalog copy provided by acquiring editor and marketer.
Andrews McMeel Universal
SUBJECTS: POETRY, ASTROLOGY, COOKBOOKS, GRAPHIC NOVELS, HOME AND GARDEN, CALENDARS.
Shepherd books and calendars through scheduling, routing, quality control, costs, and delivery. Maintain and track schedules for titles in conjunction with the editor, art director, and production manager. Ensure compliance with The Chicago Manual of Style or appropriate style sheet. Oversee creation of corrected files for text reprints. Review print-on-demand pdfs and samples for quality and accuracy. Review ebooks for quality and accuracy.
American Public Works Association
SUBJECTS: TECHNICAL WRITING, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, INFRASTRUCTURE
Responsible for the editing and production of technical and managerial publications
written by association volunteers and third-party authors. Plan and coordinate projects
with staff, authors, and stakeholders. Produce internal communications and provide
editing services to our internal departments to ensure quality marketing materials.
New Letters Magazine
Reviewed unsolicited poetry and short story manuscripts, as well as novel-length works
for BkMk Press, a sister company. Proofread accepted manuscripts according to AP
Style and checked proof pages for formatting errors. Wrote press releases for upcoming
events and new editions of the magazine.
American Educational History Journal
Copy edited and proofread academic articles for the American Educational History
Journal according to the Chicago Manual of Style. Cross-checked the reference
materials against in-text citations and primary sources. Negotiated edits and suggested
changes with authors via email.
UMKC Women’s Center
Assisted in events and projects to promote gender equity and violence prevention.
Managed the Women’s Center blog by writing, editing, and publishing blog posts
through WordPress. Worked with the Director and Assistant Director to plan events,
make budget allocations, and staff the center.
UMKC Writing Studio
Helped students plan, write, edit, and submit assignments across a variety of subjects
including essays, dissertations, resumes, cover letters, and creative work. Conducted
writing workshops for classes ranging from 10 to 100 students.
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