Interview 37: Gwendolyn Walker

Recent graduate: Louisiana Tech UniversityMajor: English, with a concentration in creative writingLocation: Louisiana What interests you about copyediting?I love to fix things. Editing has been a passion of mine since I was in middle school, and I love to help transform work to convey a clear message. What area of copyediting are you interested in?I’mContinue reading “Interview 37: Gwendolyn Walker”

Interview 36: Windy Goodloe

Years editing: 13Job title: Editor, proofreader, and writerJob description: Provides substantive edits, copyedits, and proofreading; writes and ghostwritesLocation: Texas EXPERIENCE How did you get your current job?I created it. I currently own Nzadi Amistad Editing and Writing Services. While I have freelanced and worked as an independent contractor since 2007, I didn’t start my ownContinue reading “Interview 36: Windy Goodloe”

Interview 35: Aalap Trivedi

Years editing: 6Job title: EditorJob description: Edits scholarly articles, books, and non-academic documentsLocation: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada EXPERIENCE How did you get your current job?I graduated with a specialization in economics and management, and I didn’t want to follow the traditional route and become an economist. I saw an ad that said I could use myContinue reading “Interview 35: Aalap Trivedi”

Interview 34: Tatia Gordon-Troy

Years editing: 25+ yearsJob title: Founder and CEO of Ramses House Publishing LLCJob description: Helps lawyers and law firms self-publish to market themselvesLocation: Maryland EXPERIENCE How did you get your current job?When I started as a staff editor, I responded to an ad in the newspaper. That should tell you how long ago that was. Continue reading “Interview 34: Tatia Gordon-Troy”

Interview 33: Carlanda Jones

Years editing: 11Job title: Manager, product safety communicationsJob description: Writes and edits consumer-focused content about chemicals and safetyLocation: Virginia EXPERIENCE How did you get your current job?Prior to my current position, I worked as an editor on a contract with the US Department of Transportation’s Office of Railroad Safety, and I enjoyed that role. IContinue reading “Interview 33: Carlanda Jones”

Interview 32: Amber Riaz

Years editing: 8Job title: Owner of A4 EditingJob description: Editor, subject matter expert on South Asian literature, translator (Urdu to English)Location: British Columbia, Canada EXPERIENCE How did you get your current job?I worked part-time as a copyeditor and content creator for four years before launching my full-time freelance business. I have worked as an academicContinue reading “Interview 32: Amber Riaz”

Interview 31: Aishwariya Laxmi

Years editing: 11Job title: Consultant editorJob description: Edits different kinds of content (from infographics to case studies) and develops company style guidesLocation: Suburban Chennai, India EXPERIENCE How did you get your current job?My boss from a previous office approached me with a work-from-home offer. What copyediting training have you had, and what positions have youContinue reading “Interview 31: Aishwariya Laxmi”

Interview 30: Renee Clark

Recent graduateMajor: Business AdministrationLocation: Florida What interests you about copyediting?One of the things that interests me about copyediting is the challenge of learning something new. About a year ago, I was itching to change careers and find something that was more fulfilling. While I was skimming possible courses to take — and different job boardsContinue reading “Interview 30: Renee Clark”

Interview 29: Lourdes Venard

Job title: ProfessorLocation: Illinois What was your journey to teaching copyediting?I was a journalist for 30 years, but even from my first years as a reporter — and, later, a copyeditor — I took part in workshops, classes, and opportunities for students and young journalists of color. These included the METPRO program (run by Times-MirrorContinue reading “Interview 29: Lourdes Venard”

Interview 28: Breanna Henry

Student: Loyola University New OrleansDouble major: Mass communication and English writingLocation: Louisiana What interests you about copyediting?I really enjoy reading other people’s work and editing it to make it better than it was before. I also like the idea of working with a fiction author on their masterpiece and helping it to be the bestContinue reading “Interview 28: Breanna Henry”