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Alyson Linefsky

Freelance Blog Writer, Editor, & More

Location:Verona, New Jersey, United States
4 Skills
Meticulous, accomplished copy editor with experience in editing and proofreading academic and scientific journal articles, nonfiction books, and blogs. Proficient in APA, Chicago, IEEE, and ACS styles. Technically proficient in MS Office, Excel, HTML, Adobe Acrobat, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Some experience with writing blogs and news articles. Working knowledge of Spanish.


John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ 1992-2013

Senior Production Editor; Scientific, Technical, and Medical Journals, 1994-2013
Production Editor; Scientific, Technical, and Medical Journals, 1992-1994
• Handle all phases of production for 3-5 journals in Health Sciences and Life Sciences
• Copy edit articles and review freelancers’ copy editing
• Manage outsourced production of 3 titles and create Copy Editing Guidelines for each journal for the purpose of training vendors
• Provide ongoing feedback logs and critique of outsourced vendor’s copy editing performance
• Proofread final articles prior to online and print publication

Wiley-Liss, Inc., New York, NY 1995-1996
Freelance Copy Editor, Scientific Journals
• Copy edited articles, sized artwork, and redesigned table layout

Ablex Publishing Corporation, Norwood, NJ 1989-1992
Production Editor, Journals Department
• Copy edited Life Sciences articles for entire journal issues
• Assisted authors and editors in the proofreading process

Freelance Copy Editor, NJ 1990-1992
• Copy edited academic journals and nonfiction books for Lawrence Erlbaum Associates and Jason Aronson Publishers


Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication, magna *** laude 1987
State University of New York, College at Oneonta

Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham, UK 1986
Overseas Study Program-- Studied and traveled in Europe

WZOZ-FM Radio, Oneonta, New York 1985
News Reporter
• Worked as intern writing news stories based on town council meetings. Interviewed local politicians and council members. Edited audio and presented finished recorded interviews to News Director for broadcast.