I have near 20 years of experience in professional Editorial Departments at various advertising agencies, newspapers and magazines, and in medical and business.
Most of my editing experience is in areas of medical copy and fact checking, advertising and business copy, and fiction. For fiction editing I use the following reference books: Chicago Manual of Style, Words Into Type, The Careful Writer, Fowler’s Modern English Usage, The Grammar Bible. And for story content/developmental editing: Writing Fiction by Janet Burroway, Story by Robert McKee, The Fire in Fiction by Donald Maass, The Art of Character by David Corbett, Getting into Character by Brandilyn Collins, The Art of Fiction by John Gardner, Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King, and many more.
For nonfiction editing, I use Chicago Manual of Style, Words into Type, AP Stylebook, AMA Manual of Style, MS English Usage, A Dictionary of Contemporary American Usage.
Freelance Editing 1995 to present (line editing and proofreading)
Flash by Dan Frazier (short story) published on Amazon.
Servant of the Red Quill by Terry M. West (short story) published by Pleasant Storm Entertainment.
Copy Editor—American Health Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Pleasantville, NY
Copy Editor—Aldine de Gruyter Publishers, Hawthorne, NY. Non-fiction book
Senior Editor—Staff Position, LLNS (Lyons, Lavey, Nickel, Swift/Omnicom), New York, NY 2003 to 2010. Medical/Pharmaceutical: DTC and DTP materials. AMA Manual of Style
Editorial Director—Freelance, Regan Campbell Ward, New York, NY
Senior Editor—Staff Position, Stratos Communications, Norwalk, Connecticut 2000 to 2002
Copy Editor—Townsend Inc. San Diego, California
Copy Editor—Torre Lazur West, San Diego, California
Managing Editor—International Meetings & Science, Stamford, Connecticut
Copy Editor—Q. E. D. Communications, Hawthorne, NY
Copy Editor—Ryan Partnership, Westport, Connecticut
Copy Editor—J. Brown LMC Agency, Stamford, Connecticut
Copy Editor/Proofreader—Cendant Incorporated, Stamford, Connecticut
Copy Editor/Proofreader—RXR Group, Inc. Stamford, Connecticut
Yale University, Summer Writing Program, Nonfiction, New Haven, CT
Sacred Heart University, B.A. English, Fairfield, CT
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