Milton Chambers

Freelance Editor & Researcher

Location:Champaign, Illinois, United States
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Editor and Proofreader
Milton Chambers
2004 Parkdale
Champaign, IL 61821

Education: B.A. Washington University, St. Louis, 1971
Major in English. Transcript available on request

31 years experience in book production. Typesetter for 25 of those years, with experience in Quark, InDesign, and TeX. Past six years editing books, such as the following:

Van de Walle, Elementary and Middle School Mathematics, 7e, an edition with new authors that was rewarded by Pearson as 2009 Product Team of the Year.
Bear, Words Their Way, 5e. I also edited several of the Bear offshoots, such as Words Sorts for Derivational Relations Spellers and Flanigan, Words Their Way with Struggling Readers
Henslin, Down to Earth Sociology, 8e
Leslie & Caldwell, Qualitative Reading Inventory, 5e
Graves, Teaching Reading in the 21st Century, 5e
Reutzel, Strategies for Reading Assessment and Instruction, 4e
Jalongo, Early Childhood Language Arts, 5e
Piscitello, Choices for College Success, 2e
Mayer, Applying the Science of Learning
Estes, Instruction: A Models Approach
Chapin, A Practical Guide to Middle and Secondary Social Studies, 3e
Diaz-Rico, A Course for Teaching English Learners
Reutzel & Cooter, Teaching Children to Read: The Teacher Makes the Difference
Reutzel & Cooter, Strategies for Reading Assessment and Instruction
Maloy, Transforming Learning with New Technologies
Chartock, Preparing to Become a Culturally Responsive Teacher

I have been the in-house editor for Omegatype Typography, 3101 W. Clark Rd., Champaign, IL 61821 (217-352-1600) for these past six years, doing most of their educational textbook editing for Allyn & Bacon as well as much of the proofing. I have retired and seek to supplement my income with freelance editing. I can send work samples on request. I will also edit a chapter for you to show what I can do. I can do electronic editing using MS Word or pen and ink editing.

I believe my strength is in improving awkward or unclear writing. Many authors have appreciated my efforts. I find that even in later editions that errors and awkward transitions have often crept in. I also have an excellent knowledge of English grammar and spelling and believe I can help improve a book's flow and readability. I pay attention to detail and often correct factual errors in books. You can contact me any time at my e-mail address. Thanks for any consideration you may give.
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