First hired as a copy editor in 1992, I have worked for 23 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 $20/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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