Sarah Price has been a freelance copyeditor and proofreader since 2002, after more than 20 years in the IT industry as a technical editor, writer, and project manager. She is also a tutor for the UK Society for Editors and Proofreaders, teaching courses on proofreading and grammar. Be sure to check out her proofing audio conference on April 11, 2013.
Elizabeth O’Brien has been a grammarian for more than 10 years, for the last 4 years she has been running the Grammar Revolution website, promoting sentence diagramming and “Grammar the Easy Way.” She and her husband, David, recently raised almost $25,000 for their “Grammar Revolution” film, a documentary that they plan to complete
Gerri Berendzen has been a newspaper copyeditor since 1982. She is currently the editorial production coordinator at The Quincy Herald-Whig, a position she has held for 15 years, and is on the executive board of the American Copy Editors Society (ACES).
Tell us a little bit about your position at the newspaper.
GRAMMARHULK, one of a community of Hulk personas on Twitter and an even larger community of language lovers, has been delighting us with grammar, spelling, usage, and editing advice and observations for two and a half years.
WOW, IT REALLY BEEN THAT LONG?
How did your puny human alter ego, a mild-mannered Manhattan editor, get into editing? How long have you been editing and for what sorts of materials?
Averill Buchanan has been editing for 8 years. Based in Belfast, she is currently an editor and publishing consultant who provides a range of services that include advising authors, development editing and copyediting, proofreading, indexing, and formatting.
Jonathon Owen has been editing and typesetting for about 11 years, mostly while working on a bachelor’s degree and, now, a master’s degree in linguistics. He is currently a student editor and book designer at Brigham Young University Religious Studies Center.