Maggie Biroscak has been editing and making content comprehensible for 8 years. She is currently the content editor at Jimdo and the freelance editor and web content specialist behind Oak Street Editorial.
How did you get into editing, Maggie, and what’s your current position like?
Jeannette de Beauvoir has been a full-time freelancer for about 20 years. She edits for publishers, individual authors, and organizations. She is also a novelist, playwright, poet, and the author of Freelancer’s Corner, where freelance editors can find advice and inspiration every Wednesday here on the Copyediting blog.
Samantha Enslen has been working in the publishing and editing world for nearly 20 years. She currently runs Dragonfly Editorial, an agency that provides copywriting and editing for scientific, medical, technical, and corporate materials.
Cassie Armstrong is a recovering English teacher who has been freelance editing for seven years and is the sole proprietor of MorningStar Editing, where her current concentration is craft books and cookbooks. She also copyedits fiction and other nonfiction, does manuscript evaluations, and is learning about developmental editing.
What path have you taken to get where you are today?
Cassie Tuttle has been a freelance copyeditor and proofreader since 2007/2008, but was writing, editing, and proofreading for years before that as part of her 26-year paralegal career. Cassie will be our instructor for Copyediting: Legal Style on Wednesday, January 15. Sign up now for this overview of legal text editing and learn Cassie’s helpful tips on Bluebook style and legal citation.
Connie Giordano and Al Martine have been partners since back in April 2011 as owners of TechWhirl, an online mangazine geared towards the technical writing industry. She does both developmental and technical editing as well as light copy editing and proofreading.
How is technical editing different from other publishing work you're familiar with?