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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
Alicia Chantal, our first interviewee from Canada, discusses her love for style guides and irreverent cross-stitching.
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