Copyeditor, Book Production Professional
I am a professional editor (substantive editing and copyediting) and proofreader of academic books and journals. Between 2001 and 2006 I worked as an in-house copy editor, proofreader, compositor, and production editor for book publishers. This experience makes me uniquely qualified to polish your book or journal and prepare it for publication. I established Diligent Editorial in 2006 and since then have provided careful, consistent copyediting and proofreading to university presses and to authors who seek to publish with university presses.
Although I work most frequently with Chicago Manual of Style, I also work accurately and consistently in APA style, SAA style, and other discipline-specific styles, and I easily assimilate various house styles. I consult numerous other reference books to supplement these primary style and usage guides.
I am highly skilled with MS Word, and I use macros and other tools to ensure that the final manuscripts are clean and consistently edited. I am able to use Adobe Creative Suite (Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) to make revisions in those types of files.
I hold a BA in English with a concentration in Language, Writing, and Rhetoric, awarded by the University of Maryland, College Park.
Contact us: Patti Bower, firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 1.240.278.0116