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 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 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 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 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”

Interview 19: Michelle Pope

Years editing: 7Job title: Creative writer/editorJob description: Write and edit marketing communications (emails, brochures, flyers, and web copy) for health insurance companyLocation: Indiana EXPERIENCE How did you get your current job?I’ve always wanted to be an editor, so I set up job board alerts for anything with “editor” in the title. I got the notificationContinue reading “Interview 19: Michelle Pope”

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”