JERINE P. WATSON____________________________________________________________
1/91 – Present FREELANCE COPYEDITOR, PROOFREADER, CONTENT EDITOR
CURRENTLY WORKING PART-TIME AS SENIOR EDITOR FOR BOOKRAGSINC, EDITING AND POLISHING BOOK SUMMARIES COMPLETED BY WRITERS. THIS IS A SHORT-TERM POSITION. IN LESS THAN 3 MONTHS, HAVE EDITED 100+ SUMMARIES.
A.)Ghostwriter of novels, for vascular surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic (who operated on Bob Dole and other prominent citizens in several countries), plus Synopses, Query and Cover Letters; for manager of Vegas casino; two novels for president of financial consulting firm in Dallas; creative author of four published original novels, a collection of short stories, poetry and essays.
B.)Editor for 3 years, Opportunity World and Money’NProfit, two former entrepreneurial magazines published monthly by United Communications, N.Y. Created Editor’s Page for each monthly issue.
C.)Content editing and research for 2+ years for Gregory Palast, columnist and investigative reporter for the London Observer; performed as editor and ghostwriter for Mike Capuzzio and his entrepreneurial guide book, profiling 30 leading executives in Philadelphia, Dream, Inc.; Editor and proofreader for Andrerw P. Porter, PhD (2), In The Beginning, Exodus.
D.)Editor of 20 novels for The Fiction Works, Inc.. electronic publisher in Omaha, NE.
E.)Content- and Copyediting projects for numerous individuals – book length mss, advertising campaigns, newsletters, (flyers, manuals), websites, a resume software developer, originated 1000 word puzzles for educational website (www.sheppardsoftware.com) etc. Extensive experience ghostwriting, editing and proofreading, including clients advertising on ProsToGo and guru.com websites: R. Andreyka, N. Minow, R. Besteda, M. Lampas, P. Perry (2 novels, 1 novella), Frank Hirsch, K. Lopez, and others in progress, 24/7. Edited 2 novels for The Floating Gallery publishing company, content- edited 2 nonfiction and 1 fiction book-length ms for M. Eldredge, Atty., 2 non-fiction texts for D. Snuffer, Atty. Ghosted “Death in the Big Thicket”, 300-page novel and “Rest Home”, 387-page novel for W. Neil Gallagher; Line edited two sci-fi fantasy novels for Patricia Perry, RAMIRA@aol.com. Served as Editorial Director of Mill Creek Press in Salt Lake City. For several years, was SeniorWriter and Manager of resume office in Carrollton, TX (A Professional Resume Place) ; also worked as resume writer for military conversion resume office in the Atlanta area; noted for extensive vocabulary and originality; wrote thousands of real estate ads for various agents over a 17-year period as a RE agent (TX, CA and WA)
F.)Published writer: sales to TODAY’S LATINO MAGAZINE, Renton Reporter Newspapers, BRAZZIL Magazine, WHISPERS FROM HEAVEN Magazine. FIVE novels (IN THE CROSSHAIRS, THE END DAYS, HENRY’S GARDEN, THE MORNING RIVER and TEXAS WILDFIRE) available through Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. Several short stories and essays sold and published in literary magazines. Expertise using Windows platform, HTML,Word7, Track Changes tool. Selection of shorter works showcased on www.gather.com and www.OffTheBookshelf.com.
G.) Additional freelance work: essay and research writer for Internet company, EssayXstacy; named as outstanding essayist three consecutive months. Utilized familiarity with APA, MLA and Chicago Manual of Style, working exclusively with Internet and actual library, specializing in broad subject range inclusive of Medicine, Art, Music, Earth Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Business Sales and Marketing, and other topics. Evoked many repeat clients and never missed deadlines.
H.) Sales and Marketing experience: Created script and chose fashions for style show to entertain participants in annual state golf tournament; also modeled and narrated original script, “Cinderella Goes to the Bahamas” for two performances. Sold nutritional products, fine art (co-owner of art gallery in Texas.) Earned real estate Sales and Broker’s license in Texas (5 years) Sales license in California (2 years) and Sales license in Washington (3 years) with Windermere Real Estate in Bellevue, WA. Originated many sales campaigns, including advertising verbiage, evoking repeat business and increasing profitability for clients.
Areas of Writing and Sales Expertise:
Lifestyle, Fashion, Current Events, Parenting, Relationships, Behavioral Psychology, Spirituality, Intuitive Perception, Fiction, Poetry, Critiquing of Mss, Children’s Stories, Biology, Zoology, Earth Sciences, Nutrition, Screenplays, Business Correspondence, Resumes
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Bachelor of Arts, English; Member of MENSA
“If you want to make a professional impression, then hire an impressive professional to edit and rewrite your creative efforts.”
PARTIAL LIST OF BOOK-LENGTH MANUSCRIPTS I HAVE EDITED, PROOFED AND/OR GHOSTWRITTEN:
“Death in the Big Thicket”, W. Neil Gallagher, ghostwritten horror about marauding alligators
“Rest Home”, for W. Neil Gallagher, ghostwritten exposè novel about elderly abuse, with the hypothetical fictional involvement of the Mafia
“Behind The Mask”, Ken Ouriel, MD, ghostwritten romantic fiction about the life and career of a young med student in a small town hospital in New Hampshire
“Overcomers”, Ira Gilbert, editing and proofing of novel
“Medical Help Web Pages”, Peter Ravdin, M.D., editing and proofing
“How to be a Polite Jerk”, Edward Mayfield, editing and proofing first-person book about his year earning an MBA at Stanford
“Memoir”, Alberta Sequiera, religious memoir
“Analysis of Personal Theory” and “Exodus” by Andrew Porter, PhD (2), professor of theology and quantum physics, line editing
“Quest for the Source of Darkness”, “The Keeper of Darkness”, two novels by Patricia Perry, fantasy fiction, content edited
“Medical Herbalism”, Paul Bergner, handbook of useful herbs
“Family Memoir”, Robert Andreyka, editing and proofing
“Damascus” by Frank Hirsch, adventure novel, editing
“Cibolero” by Kermit Lopez, adventure novel, editing
“What is Human Generic Systems?” by Dr. John Pollard, author of many popular self-help books
Novel based on research for curing diabetes by Philip Domenico, PhD, NYC (215 ppg) - referred by Dr. Pollard, editing
Dissertation for Rev. Ethel Kato, St. Albans, NY (180 ppg), rewriting, editing Mizkato@aol.com
“Family Memoir” for Leona Van De Velde, expanding, transcribing from handwritten pages, editing, typesetting, Blanco, TX (220 ppg)
“David’s Star” for Delian Zahariev, Sofia, Bulgaria, historical fiction based on the Palestinian/Israeli conflict – (ESL – 330 ppg)
Charles River Publishers, Jon Womack CEO, two novels, editing, formatting