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”

Interview 27: CaTyra Polland

Years editing: 4Job title: CEO of Love for WordsJob description: Provides copyediting and developmental editingLocation: Rochester, NY EXPERIENCE How did you get your current job?I have always loved reading and writing. I used to participate in the annual summer reading programs to receive a personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut. Those were the days! IContinue reading “Interview 27: CaTyra Polland”

Interview 26: Lyric Dodson

Years editing: 5Job title: Freelance editor and proofreader for nonfiction self-publishing authorsJob description: Edits memoirs, self-help, personal development, and spirituality booksLocation: Colorado EXPERIENCE How did you get your current job?I’ve found success in freelancing by putting myself out there on social media platforms. In the beginning of my freelancing journey, I reached out to manyContinue reading “Interview 26: Lyric Dodson”

Interview 25: Jyotirmoy Chaudhuri

Years editing: 20 yearsJob title: Self-employed book editor (indie fiction and narrative nonfiction, such as travel and memoir)Job description:Location: Camp (COVID-era): Durgapur, West Bengal, India; residence: New Delhi, India EXPERIENCE How did you get your current job?I have been working solo on books as an editor for five years now. Almost all the work hasContinue reading “Interview 25: Jyotirmoy Chaudhuri”

Interview 24: Thomas Hill

Years editing: 20 yearsJob title: Copyeditor and freelance developmental editorJob description: Copyeditor at weekly arts and culture magazine; provides developmental edits on nonfiction and scholarly manuscriptsLocation: New Mexico EXPERIENCE How did you get your current job?In 2017, I had recently moved to New Mexico and came across a copyediting role at a local magazine. IContinue reading “Interview 24: Thomas Hill”

Interview 23: Shara Pantry

Years editing: 4Job title: Part-time freelance medical writer and editorJob description: Writes patient education material; copyedits grant proposals and scientific manuscriptsLocation: Florida EXPERIENCE How did you get your current job?My first copyediting job came from a listing on the job board of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA). Currently, the majority of my medical writingContinue reading “Interview 23: Shara Pantry”

Interview 22: Otito Frances Iwuchukwu

Years editing: 8 yearsJob title: Pharmacist-educator (day job), consultantJob description: Teaches and conducts research in the life sciences; edits technical writing in the life and social sciences, business writing, narrative nonfiction, and children’s booksLocation: New Jersey EXPERIENCE How did you get your current job?I got my current job through a job board posting. I getContinue reading “Interview 22: Otito Frances Iwuchukwu”