Donna Thordsen

Freelance Editor & Writer

Location:West Chester, Ohio, United States
2 Skills
Donna J Thordsen
1972 RN, St. Elizabeth School of Nursing, Dayton, Ohio
1982 BA (Communications), College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, Ohio
1972-1980 Registered nurse
• St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio (critical care)
• Yellow Springs Clinic, Yellow Springs, Ohio (pediatrics)
• Greene Memorial Hospital, Xenia, Ohio (critical care and staff development)
1980-2013 Editor, Harvey Whitney Books, Cincinnati, Ohio
1980-1982 • Copy Editor
1982-1997 • Assistant Editor
1997-2000 • Editorial Director
2000-July 2013 • Editorial Coordinator
Harvey Whitney Books published The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, an international monthly, peer-reviewed journal; the Journal of Pharmacy Technology, a bimonthly peer-reviewed journal; and textbooks such as Pharmacoepidemiology: An Introduction. My responsibilities included
• technical/substantive editing
• review of Word documents edited by all other editors
• review of typeset galleys for final correction and approval/alteration of author queries before they were sent to the authors
• communication with authors
• review/approval of all articles when they were placed online ahead of print
• review/approval of final page proofs
• training of copy editors and proofreader
Freelance Editing
2007-2010 Copyediting for Allen Press, Lawrence, Kansas
• Experimental Biology and Medicine
• Journal of Parasitology
• Journal of the American College of Nutrition
• Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
2010-present Technical editing for the American Medical Association, Chicago, Illinois
• JAMA Dermatology
• JAMA Facial and Plastic Surgery
• JAMA Internal Medicine
• JAMA Neurology
• JAMA Ophthalmology
• JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery
• JAMA Pediatrics
• JAMA Psychology
• JAMA Surgery
I am familiar with AMA Manual of Style
Council of Science Editors Style Manual, Scientific Style and Format
Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals
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