BANTAM DELL/RANDOM HOUSE October 2001 to Present
Proofreading of more than 200 books for Bantam Dell, including Delacorte and Dial hardcovers, Bantam and Dell paperbacks, and assorted foreign reprints. Examples of some genres and subjects are British mysteries, historical fiction and romance, action/adventure series, women’s letters and memoirs of the Soviet period, cinematherapy and shopaholic series, assorted nutrient and carbohydrate counters, emotional energy factor and numismatics guides, the history of the rifle, and the Google story.
FREELANCE REVISION EDITING
WHITE DOVE —April 2007 Angels That Gather by Paul Keith Davis
STREAMS PUBLISHING HOUSE July 2003—June 2005
Heavy revision/rewriting of books including: Breaking Free of Rejection and Expecting the Miraculous by John Paul Jackson; The Throne Room Company and Keys to Heaven’s Economy by Shawn Bolz; Prophetic Evangelism by Doug Addison; The Remedy by Bill and Michael French; and Engaging the Revelatory Realm of Heaven and Books of Destiny: Secrets of God Revealed by Paul Keith Davis. Also copyedited AWE Magazine, The Art of Hearing God: 101 Youth Curriculum, and Prophetic Foundations study guide by James Goll, among other projects.
JAN JOHNSON—May 2001 Against All Odds: The Kitten Who Wore Diapers
GROLIER INC. January 1991—April 1998
Copy Chief—Academic American/Grolier Multimedia encyclopedias Responsible for copyediting manuscript, inputting all copyediting changes into database, and checking page proofs through blues and revised material—including indexes, frontmatter, photo credits and acknowledgments, and all maps, illustrations, tables, and diagrams—for the yearly bibliography and master revision plan schedule of the Academic American Encyclopedia (print) and online-only article deadlines of the Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia (CD-ROM). Also interfaced with seven subject editors and editor-in-chief, as well as overseeing and checking work of freelance proofreaders.
UAHC PRESS (Union of American Hebrew Congregations) September 1989—December 1990
Responsible for revision editing, copyediting, and proofreading and otherwise preparing manuscript through blues in both languages, as well as setting up transliteration style, on adult, juvenile, fiction, nonfiction, popular, and scholarly books centering on themes related to Reform Judaism.
FREELANCE COPYEDITING January 1986—September 1989
Some representative clients for whom I have rendered services:
BALLANTINE HENRY HOLT BANTAM
HOLT, RINEHART & WINSTON BERKLEY WILLIAM MORROW
CLARION SCHOLASTIC DODD MEAD
SIMON & SCHUSTER
DELL PUBLISHING CO., INC. March 1981—January 1986
Reported to Copy Chief—Dell and The Dial Press. Responsible for copyediting, proofreading, answering editor, author, and freelancer queries, checking over freelancers’ work, checking illustrations, captions, adding authors' alterations, and checking in all stages—galleys (or first pass), pages (or second pass), (dummies, if necessary), repros (mechanicals, if necessary), blues—on all Dial and Delacorte adult and juvenile hardcover and Dell paperback books. Also responsible for copyediting, proofreading, and checking all flaps and jackets in all stages.
FUNK & WAGNALLS November 1979—March 1981
Reported to the Encyclopedia and Yearbook editors. Responsibilities included typing plus copyediting and proofreading and author contact. Checked Yearbook and Encyclopedia articles.
New York University School of Continuing Education—Division of Degree Studies—September 1982
Brooklyn Friends School—June 1975
Graduate Center for Publishing, City University of New York
Trade Book Editing Workshop with Richard Marek
Children’s Book Editing Workshop with James Giblin
Copyediting and Proofreading Workshop
Book Editing Workshop
New York University
Copyediting and Proofreading Workshops with Maron Waxman and Leonard Neufeld
Book Editing Workshop with Genevieve Young
Introduction to Book Publishing with Allan Lang
LANGUAGES: Hebrew, Spanish, French, German, Latin, Arabic, Sanskrit
INTERESTS: Music: Instruments—Piano (Classical), Flute, Oud (Middle Eastern lute); Organic Gardening; Israeli Folkdance and Zumba (African/Latin/Mideastern fusion); Clothing and Jewelry Design; Reading; Writing (poetry published); Art (create collages); Fitness Training; Alternative Healing Modalities and Nutritional Health; Israel; Spiritual Growth.