My background spans the full spectrum of content development, editing, and publication management.I have edited 180+ books on topics from Neurolinguistic Programming to lean management, textbooks for higher-education publishers such as Prentice Hall, web documentation for including Microsoft and Disney Internet Group, e-books for CreateSpace/Amazon, and publications ranging from flyers to marketing surveys for global audiences.As the founder of Verbatim Editorial LLC, I provide quality editing services for aspiring authors and corporations.
Microsoft, CreateSpace/Amazon, Gartner, Inc., Disney Internet Group, Rosetta Stone, Thomson Delmar
-Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition
-Grammar, spelling, punctuation, vocabulary, tone, and style appropriate for target audience
- Correlation of text to graphics, illustrations, figures, footnotes, etc.
- Electronic editing (Word, PowerPoint), Internet navigation
- Refine content written by or for disparate audiences including ESL readers
- Ensure that documents meet established standards, readability level, and best practices
-Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications (MSTP)
-Adobe Acrobat, Dropbox
-Document and general project management, organizational skills
-Interpersonal communication skills
-Forecast and estimate project timelines accurately while evaluating unknown factors; manage several projects simultaneously; work alone and/or in collaboration with other editors, writers, and managers; direct the work of others; determine appropriate course of action in ambiguous situations
-Interview subject matter experts to develop and/or refine content
-Proactive, driven by innovation, continually improving processes, intellectually curious
AmazonSupply (Amazon subsidiary): Industrial product descriptions
CreateSpace (Amazon subsidiary): Nonfiction book manuscripts
BuzzBee Company: Microsoft reports, papers, presentations
oDesk: Books and articles
Market Strategies International: Market research reports
Directions on Microsoft: Newsletter articles
Ombrella: Microsoft collateral
BlueGlass Interactive: Articles, SEO compliance
Enago: STM content
Edited white papers, case studies, web content, resource guides, PowerPoint presentations, and other content. Edited textbooks including Autocad 2008 Exercise Manual, Computer Literacy Basics: Microsoft Office 2007 Companion, Information Technology in Theory, Patent Law for Paralegals, PC Troubleshooting Pocket Guide. Companies: BuzzBee Company, Directions on Microsoft, Market Strategies International, GEX Publishing Services/Thomson Delmar.
Edited web content and 180+ books including How to Set and Raise Your Rates, Prime Time Makeover: How to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life, Separate and Connected: Human Boundaries and How They Work, The Communication Zone, The Drawing Breakthrough Book.