Interview 17: Tia Ross

Years editing: 35
Job title: Freelancer, business owner
Job description: Consultant, project manager, copyeditor (content, legal, technical), proofreader, writer, writing coach, and editor mentor
Location: Texas

Interview 16: Ayesha Chari

Years editing: 16
Job title: Academic editor
Job 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

Interview 15: Ruksana Hussain

Years editing: 19
Job title: Freelance journalist, editor, copyeditor, proofreader, writer, and content creator
Location: California

Interview 14: Kassel Pierre-Jean

Years editing: 15
Job title: Senior managing editor, Digitas Health
Job description: Edits medical and pharmaceutical materials; oversees team of editors
Location: Pennsylvania

Interview 13: April Lim

Years editing: 5 years
Job title: Technical editor
Job description: Edits technical engineering reports and proposal responses
Location: Texas

Interview 12: Tatiana Pagan

Years editing: 1.5 years
Job title: Freelance proofreader and copyeditor
Job description: Edits short stories and (primarily fashion) blog posts
Location: New Jersey

Interview 11: Melissa Brown Levine

  • Years editing: 9 years
  • Job title: Owner and senior editor at Brown Levine Productions
  • Location: Georgia

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

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

Interview 8: Crystal Shelley

  • Years editing: 3 years
  • Job title: Freelance editor
  • Job description: Edit tech blog posts written by developers and engineers / provide line editing, copyediting, proofreading, and sensitivity reading for fiction authors
  • Location: Utah

Interview 7: Maisha Maurant

  • Years editing: 20
  • Job title: Chief corporate editor at Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
    (last editing role)
  • Location: Michigan

Interview 6: Aliza Amlani

  • Years editing: 20 years
  • Job title: Freelance editor and writer
  • Job description: Update and refine technical, business, and educational content
  • Location: Toronto, Canada

Interview 5: S. Dorothy Smith

  • Years editing: 10 years
  • Job title: Copywriter, scopist, copyeditor, proofreader, translator
  • Location: Virginia

Interview 4: Antonn Park

  • Years editing: 5 copyediting, 1 line editing
  • Job title: Owner of Blue Flower Editing
  • Job description: Primarily edit economic and financial papers and reports; other content areas: cannabis market research reports and criminal justice/law papers
  • Location: Massachusetts

Interview 3: Alicia Chantal

  • Years editing: 1.5
  • Job title: Owner of Fresh Look Editing
  • Job description: Provide nonfiction copyediting, proofreading, and writing services, with a focus on the health care and education sectors, to individuals and businesses
  • Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Interview 2: Adaobi Obi Tulton

  • Years editing: 6 copyediting, 20 developmental editing
  • Job title: Owner of Serendipity23 Editorial Services
  • Job description: Provide developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading services

Interview 1: Tamira K. Butler-Likely, PhD

  • Background: Biological sciences
  • Years editing: 3
  • Job title: First-line editor, freelancer
  • Job description: Editing research grant summary statements according to AMA format

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