I provide copyediting services to authors and editors for scholarly and trade books, journal articles, conference papers, dissertations, reports, business publications, and other materials. My goal is to help you polish your writing so that it is clear and free of errors. To that end, all or some of these aspects of your writing are reviewed, depending on your needs:
- Basic copyediting: Improve spelling; punctuation; grammar; word usage; flow of the text; clarity of meaning; compliance with publisher's preferred style
- Citations: Verify citations (are they in the reference list?); enforce compliance with required formats and style
- References and bibliographies: Verify accuracy of sources and that all references in a reference list are cited; enforce compliance with required formats
Types of Materials and Subject Areas
I copyedit scholarly and trade books, journal articles, conference papers, dissertations, reports, business publications, and other materials.
My subject strengths include information science, librarianship, education, music, and the performing arts, although I have also copyedited papers in civil and mechanical engineering and spiritual growth. A natural curiosity and broad interests enable me to tackle general interest topics, social sciences, art history, history, culture, and other nontechnical texts.
Editing projects are priced by the page, where a page is defined by the industry standard of 250 words. Typically, I charge from $6-$12/page for basic copyediting, more for citation and reference verification, heavy or scholarly copyediting, and additional tasks. A final project cost will be determined after a review of sample pages of the manuscript and discussion with the author.
Editorial Freelancers Association
Selected editing projects:
Books and Book Chapters:
- Monmonier, Mark, Adrienne Lee Atterberry, Kayla Fermin, Gabrielle E. Marzolf, and Madeleine Hamlin. A Directory of Cartographic Inventors: Clever People Awarded a US Patent for a Map-Related Device or Method. Syracuse, NY: Bar Scale Press, 2018.
- Ilany, Ofri. In Search of the Hebrew People: Bible and Nation in the German Enlightenment. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, forthcoming.
- Shahrani, M. Nazif. Identity and Politics in Modern Afghanistan: Forty Years of War and Rebellion. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, forthcoming.
- Gilmore, James, and Sidney Gottlieb. Orson Welles in Focus: Texts and Contexts. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2018.
- Schmid, Albert W. A. The Hot Brown: Louisville's Legendary Open-Faced Sandwich. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2018.
- Seed, Roderick. Mastering the Flute with William Bennett. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2018.
- Numerous nonfiction books for Westchester Publishing Services.
- Shankar, Kalpana, David Hakken, and Carsten Østerlund. "Rethinking Documents." In The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, 4th ed., ed. Ulrike Felt, Rayvon Fouché, Clark A. Miller, and Laurel Smith-Doerr, 59–85. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2017.
- Zadeh, Parviz Mohammad, Ali Mehmani, Achille Messac. "High Fidelity Multidisciplinary Design Optimization of a Wing Using the Interaction of Low and High Fidelity Models." Optimization and Engineering 17, no. 3 (September 2016): 503–532.
- Gherardi, Sylvia, Carsten Østerlund, and Fenn Kensing. “Editorial: Personal Health Records: Empowering Patients through Information Systems?” Special Issue, Information Technology and People 27, no.4 (2014).
- Sawyer, Steve, Kevin Crowston, and Rolf Wigand. "Digital Assemblages: Evidence and Theorising from the Computerisation of the US Residential Real Estate Industry. New Technology, Work and Employment 29, no. 1 (March 2014): 40–56. doi: 10.1111/ntwe.12020
- Qin, Jian, and Naybell Hernández. "Building Interoperable Vocabulary and Structures for Learning Objects." Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 57, no. 2 (January 2006): 280–92. doi:10.1002/asi.2027
- Jarrahi, Mohammad. "Digital and Physical Materiality of Information Technologies: The Case of Fitbit Activity Tracking Devices." Paper presented at the 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Kauai, HI, January 5–8, 2015. doi 10-1109/HICSS.2015.214
- Jarrahi, Mohammad. "Examining Practice, Structural, and Interpretive Dimensions of Technology Assemblages in Organizations: The Case of Social Technology Use by Knowledge Workers." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST), Seattle, WA, November 1–14, 2014.
- Hernandez, Naybell. "Understanding Information Use in Online Consumer Health Support Groups: A Look into Interactive Health Communications." PhD diss., Syracuse University, 2017.
- Tang, Jian. "Understanding the Influences of Atmospheric Cues on Consumer Behavioral Intentions." PhD diss., Syracuse University, 2014.
- Young, John. "Crossing the Healthcare Big Data Chasm." DPS diss., Syracuse University, 2014.
- Inoue, Keisuke. "An Investigation of Digital Reference Interviews: A Dialogue Act Approach." PhD diss., Syracuse University, 2013. ProQuest. (UMI 3561456).
- Liu, Xiaozhong. "Community Interest as an Indicator for Ranking." PhD diss., Syracuse University, 2012. ProQuest. (UMI 3527849)·
- Yilmazel, Ozgur. "Empirical Selection of NLP-driven Document Representations for Text Categorization." PhD diss., Syracuse University, 2006.
- Diekema, A. R. "Translation Events in Cross-Language Information Retrieval: Lexical Ambiguity, Lexical Holes, Vocabulary Mismatch, and Correct Translations." PhD diss., Syracuse University, 2003. ProQuest. (UMI 3099726).
- Chen, Jiangping. "The Construction, Use and Evaluation of a Lexical Knowledge Base for English-Chinese Cross Language Information Retrieval." PhD diss., Syracuse University, 2003.
- Paik, Woojin. "Chronological Information Extraction SyStem (CHESS)." PhD diss., Syracuse University, 2000. ProQuest. (UMI 9977392).