Interview 18: Eilis Flynn

Years editing: 43Job title: Principal and sole proprietor of Flynn Books, Words & IdeasJob description: Freelance editorLocation: Washington State EXPERIENCE How did you get your current job?I had picked up freelance gigs throughout my career, so when I was laid off from the financial magazine I had worked at for more than 20 years, IContinue reading “Interview 18: Eilis Flynn”

Interview 17: Tia Ross

Years editing: 35Job title: Freelancer, business ownerJob description: Consultant, project manager, copyeditor (content, legal, technical), proofreader, writer, writing coach, and editor mentorLocation: Texas EXPERIENCE What copyediting training have you had, and what positions have you held?I was an insatiable reader as a child and teenager, and I remember studying the structure of books I read,Continue reading “Interview 17: Tia Ross”

Interview 16: Ayesha Chari

Years editing: 16Job title: Academic editorJob description: Specializes in language editing and rewriting, editing (what is curiously labeled) non-native English, and copyediting in a wide range of subjects (including the humanities, social sciences, and STM [science, technology, and medicine]Location: Norfolk, UK EXPERIENCE How did you get your current job?I moved continents for love, reluctantly leavingContinue reading “Interview 16: Ayesha Chari”

Interview 15: Ruksana Hussain

Years editing: 19Job title: Freelance journalist, editor, copyeditor, proofreader, writer, and content creatorLocation: California EXPERIENCE How did you get your current job? I chose to begin freelancing when the recession hit in 2008 and nobody was hiring. It was doubly difficult for me, as I had just moved to the United States in 2006 andContinue reading “Interview 15: Ruksana Hussain”

Interview 14: Kassel Pierre-Jean

Years editing: 15Job title: Senior managing editor, Digitas HealthJob description: Edits medical and pharmaceutical materials; oversees team of editorsLocation: Pennsylvania EXPERIENCE How did you get your current job?I freelanced as an editor and proofreader for seven years, and the recruiting department of my current job contacted me in 2012 to freelance for them. After IContinue reading “Interview 14: Kassel Pierre-Jean”

Interview 13: April Lim

Years editing: 5 yearsJob title: Technical editorJob description: Edits technical engineering reports and proposal responsesLocation: Texas EXPERIENCE How did you get your current job?I was fortunate enough to land my current job immediately after graduating with my B.A. I found the position on LinkedIn. What copyediting training have you had?I got started in editing asContinue reading “Interview 13: April Lim”

Interview 12: Tatiana Pagan

Years editing: 1.5 yearsJob title: Freelance proofreader and copyeditorJob description: Edits short stories and (primarily fashion) blog postsLocation: New Jersey EXPERIENCE How did you get your current job?I’m an order entry processor for a pharmaceutical company by day and a freelance copyeditor and proofreader by night! My goal is to eventually pursue freelancing full time. Continue reading “Interview 12: Tatiana Pagan”

Interview 11: Melissa Brown Levine

Years editing: 9 years Job title: Owner and senior editor at Brown Levine Productions Location: Georgia EXPERIENCE How did you get your current job?I created my job after working in corporate America for several years. I always had a side hustle when I worked for other people, so the foundation for the move from employeeContinue reading “Interview 11: Melissa Brown Levine”

Interview 10: Kaitlin Littlechild

Years editing: 6 Job title: Editor, owner of Kaitlin Littlechild Editing Job description: Edits reports, business and health publications, marketing material, web content, and academic work Location: New Brunswick, Canada EXPERIENCE How did you get your current job?I currently work for two different companies and run my own editing business. Networking played a pivotal roleContinue reading “Interview 10: Kaitlin Littlechild”

Interview 9: Tiffany Cole

Years editing: 9 years Job title: Editorial assistant of product development, Goodheart-Willcox Job description: Market research, copyediting and proofreading, manuscript reviews, and general administrative support for agricultural, child development, college success, and nursing textbooks Location: Illinois EXPERIENCE How did you get your current job?When I joined Chicago Women in Publishing last year, I approached theContinue reading “Interview 9: Tiffany Cole”