Linda Belt-Burnier

Freelance Editor & Proofreader

Location:Middlesex, Vermont, United States
2 Skills
Freelance Editor and Writer Current
Freelance work includes copyediting articles for all American Society for Nutrition journals and for Pediatrics (an American Academy of Pediatrics publication). Writing experience comprises numerous newspaper and magazine articles, including articles for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ magazine, Food & Nutrition, and current work for edible Green Mountains, a statewide publication devoted to Vermont’s food culture.

Production Editor, 2004 to September 2011
Dartmouth Journal Services, Waterbury, VT
Management of the editorial/print production functions for the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a top-ranked, peer-reviewed journal (3000+ pages/year) published by the American Society for Nutrition (
• Successfully led many aspects of the acquisition of this journal from a competitor to Dartmouth Journal Services, including the coordination with overseas compositors on all aspects of print specifications, working with online providers on all requirements and procedures for online placement of articles and supplemental material, training freelance copyeditors in all aspects of editorial style, and leading frequent conference calls and in-person meetings with the publisher
• Managed a fast-paced print schedule, assigned copyeditors (and edited copy as needed), performed quality review, communicated daily with authors and the publisher, assembled monthly issues, wrote and revised the style guide, placed ads, and oversaw online delivery of articles
• Consistently met rigorous editorial demands and strict publication deadlines

Before assuming management of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, also served as production editor for 3 journals published by the American Thoracic Society.

Freelance Project Editor, 2007 to 2009
Countryman Press, Woodstock, VT
Managed editing, author correspondence, and photo selection on a book by book (ie, project) basis.

Freelance Copy Editor,1999 to 2004
Various publishers (information available upon request)

Journeyman Proofreader,1996 to 1999
Capital City Press, Barre, VT
Proofread scientific and medical articles for accuracy in typesetting and for grammatical errors.

Reports Editor/Coordinator 1991 to 1995
Bredice Appraisal Associates, Montpelier, VT

Technical Advisor 1987 to 1988
Filmkunst Musikverlag, Munich, Germany
Researched the availability of European publishing rights for U.S. music and initiated discussions with copyright holders for licensing rights.

Assistant International Manager 1985 to 1987
Chappell International, New York, NY
Assisted the International Manager of this large music publisher with copyright and licensing issues and with promotion of published songs.


Tufts University, Online, 2011 to September 2012
Graduate-level certificate in Nutrition Communications

Vermont College, Montpelier, VT
Master of Fine Arts, Writing

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Bachelors of Arts, English and Telecommunications
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