First hired as a copy editor in 1992,
I have worked for 25 years copyediting or proofreading for many publishers and publishing services, including PublicAffairs Press, Westview Press, Basic Books, CDS Books, Da Capo Press, and Perseus Books; Cenveo Publisher Services; Marrathon Editorial Production Services; GGS PMG; ABC-CLIO; Sopris West; and Energy Futures, Inc.
The range of publications I have edited is equally broad: everything from fiction to textbooks, biographies to in-depth investigative reports, book series to quarterly journals and even newspapers. Just a few of the titles I have been involved with, either copyediting or proofing, include Geosystems
(various editions) by Robert Christopherson (and Ginger Birkeland as of the ninth edition), Educational Psychology: Windows on Classrooms
(10th edition) by Paul Eggen and Don Kauchak, My Spirit Took You In
by Louise Troh, Cooking Light Pressure Cooking Made Simple
, the US edition of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend
by Justin Hill, Travel as a Political Act
by Rick Steves, Conspirator: Lenin in Exile
by Helen Rappaport, The Great American University
by Jonathan R. Cole, One Year to an Organized Financial Life
by Regina Leeds, The Cultural Landscape
, 10th ed., by James Rubenstein, and What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception
by Scott McClellan. You can see more samples by clicking here
, or see a more complete listing (over time) in my PseudoBlog
I am capable of both traditional editing (using hard copy and the ubiquitous red pencil) and electronic editing, marking up Adobe Acrobat files (or any number of other e-files, including Word and many others). This streamlines the editing process and eliminates the cost of sending 300+ pages of manuscript via UPS or FedEx back and forth; it also saves time, two or more days in the editing process, usually lost in transporting hard copy between offices. I charge the same rates regardless of the form in which the pages are edited.
My current rates for editing run roughly $21/ten pages for proofreading and $25/ten pages for copyediting; rush fees (including more than 60 pages per day or work over weekends for a tight publishing schedule) are generally $2/ten pages beyond the normal rates. My fees are negotiable, however, so please contact me for additional information.
In addition to “normal” editing, I have also translated books from British to American English, including the American edition of Talking to Tweens
for Da Capo Press and the aforementioned Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend
. I am certainly available for further translations between British and American (and the other way round).
I also have over twenty years' experience in publication design; please see my Design section
for more about creating your publication from beginning to end.
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