I regularly contract with big 5 publishers, small presses, and independent authors who are readying their books for publication. My expertise is fiction, and I am highly experienced in copyediting original manuscripts, proofreading page proofs, proofreading covers and promotional material, and managing the production editorial process.
In the past nine years, I have copyedited and proofread more than 600 books for publishers such as Penguin Random House and Simon and Schuster, including the Atlantic and New York Times Top 10 Book of the Year UNDER THE SKIN by Linda Villarosa, the Time and New York Times Top 10 Book of the Year ASYMMETRY by Lisa Halliday, Washington Post Top 10 Book of the Year THE LIBRARY BOOK by Susan Orlean, National Book Award finalist NEVER CAUGHT by Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Hugo Award winner THE FIFTH SEASON by N. K. Jemisin, and several books in the bestselling LAST KIDS ON EARTH series by Max Brallier, now on Netflix.
In my experience, a manuscript is ready for copyediting only once it's been edited by a professional content editor. Likewise, your book is ready for proofreading only once it's been edited by a professional copyeditor and formatted for print and/or e-book publication.
- Writing Medal, Loyola College in Maryland
Copyedit and proofread book-length manuscripts and page proofs on a project basis. Provide production editorial services for publishing companies on a contract basis. Copyedit other content as needed, which has included book covers, websites, newsletters, and reports.
Provide full-time coverage on the Thomas & Mercer and Little A lists as a temporary contractor. Work closely with editorial, design, marketing, publicity, and operations as well as with external vendors to ensure Amazon Publishing's books reach market on schedule and at the highest quality level.
Provided full-time coverage on the Thomas & Mercer and Montlake lists as a temporary contractor. Worked closely with editorial, design, marketing, publicity, and operations as well as with external vendors to ensure Amazon Publishing's books reached market on schedule and at the highest quality level.
Directed the copyediting department for eight issues, hiring copyeditors and proofreaders and approving edits to features, infographics, timelines, illustrations, and essays that won contests and recognition in The Best American Sports Writing series.
Random House Children's Books
Copyedited and proofread range of fiction and nonfiction for young readers, including board books, picture books, Little Golden Books, coloring and activity books, chapter books, junior novels, and middle grade and YA fiction and nonfiction. Lead copyeditor on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, Monsters University series, Eric Carle titles, and Barbie books, among other licensed series.
Oversaw all aspects of production and operation, including conceptualizing features and soliciting short stories, performing substantive editing and copyediting, promoting and fund-raising, managing editorial and production staff of 20+, including hiring and training, liaising with authors, and publishing interviews with Ha Jin and Simon Van Booy as well as original stories by Ramona Ausubel, Kathy Fish, and others.
Penguin Group (USA)
Promoted from Assistant Production Editor to Associate Production Editor September 2010. Promoted to Production Editor April 2011. Oversaw and coordinated edits through production, from manuscript to bound book, of nonfiction (self-help, cooking, memoir, trivia, humor, inspiration) and fiction (historical romance, contemporary romance, paranormal romance, mystery) in trade and mass-market imprints Perigee and Berkley.
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