Shelsea Stone

Freelance Editor & Proofreader

Location:Provo, Utah, United States
2 Skills
Shelsea Stone


Enrollment and Service Support Representative with Middlebury Interactive Languages, August 2009—
• provided editorial revisions for various email blasts and marketing documents
• edited online world language courses—correcting grammar, spelling, and punctuation, and improving instructional clarity and consistency
• edited a version of the Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy website (, correcting spelling, grammar, and content errors

Copyeditor at The Western North American Naturalist, June 2009—August 2010
• edited over 80 manuscripts for 5 issues of the academic natural history journal
• assisted in proofreading, fact checking, and ensuring adherence to journal style
• worked independently with little supervision
• created an editing reference for use by future student workers
• represented the journal at the Council of Science Editors 2010 annual meeting with an
original research project and poster (“A Corpus-Based Evaluation of Usage Advice from the CSE and Chicago Style Manuals”)

Intern with the Neal A. Maxwell Institute (FARMS), June 2007—September 2007
• successfully managed a project to complete the source checking of over 500 sources for
Legal Cases in the Book of Mormon, by John W. Welch
• completed a substantive edit of the first two chapters of John W. Welch’s book
• edited and checked facts, spellings, and capitalizations for articles to be published in The
FARMS Reviews
• completed a substantive edit of several installments of Analysis of Textual Variants of the
Book of Mormon volume 4, by Royal Skousen
• proofread the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies volume 15, issue 2

BYU Studies intern, Winter 2007
• completed a substantive edit of an article for Art, Belief, Meaning vol 2
• submitted edit of the article several weeks before tentative deadline

Editorial staff member with Inscape (BYU Creative Writing Student Journal), Winter 2006
• worked with fellow staff members to review and edit submissions

Writing, multi-tasking, working independently, and coordinating with others at remote locations
Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, QuarkXPress, InDesign
Chicago Manual of Style, CSE Manual, quick learner of other styles

Education and Background:
BYU Honors Graduate, Summa *** Laude, August 2010
B.A. in English, minor in editing

Relevant Undergraduate Courses:
Internet Publishing, Advanced Editing courses, Print Design and Publishing, Writing for Publication
Outstanding Service Award as Editorial Assistant with the Western North American Naturalist,
August 2010
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