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?
Laura Poole will be our audio/Web-conference organizer for 2014 and will close out our 2013 conferences with “Mastering Style Sheets” on December 12. Laura has been in publishing and coaching for more than 17 years. She founded Archer Editorial Services in 1997 and has been providing scholarly editing for the last 15 years.
Melissa Stein has worked in publishing for more than 20 years. She is an editor, a writer, and a teacher of editing and writing. She will be our instructor for Microsoft Word for the Wise on Thursday, November 14.
How did you get into publishing and how did it lead to your current position, Melissa?