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Rsssenior editor--Extensive experience in publishing, expert at clarifying authors’ arguments and making specialized or technical written material accessible to a broad audience. Exceptional organizational skills. Adept at communicating and negotiating.

Editorial or other work that allows me to help forward the mission of an employer interested in spreading knowledge or improving society or the environment.


About Me


Media & Communication




•Acquired and edited op-ed pieces, trade books, reference books, and scholarly monographs in history, political science, psychology, medicine, archaeology, Asian studies, geology, and other fields. Quickly mastered key concepts and vocabulary of a wide range of subjects. In spite of frequently extensive rewriting, pleased authors with final product; many submitted additional manuscripts. •Restructured colleagues’ workflow to increase efficiency in producing accurate copy, accepting or rejecting submissions, and paying authors. Trained colleagues in new procedures and software programs. • Developed and revised databases to track hundreds of articles, authors, editors, addresses, fees, and the stages of the publication process. Created regular reports for senior managers. •Collaborated with internal editors, designers, illustrators, and sales representatives, as well as with external authors, publicists, and packagers, to produce high-quality copy in time to meet deadlines. Negotiated contracts and fees. •Evaluated hundreds of manuscripts and proposals each year. Commissioned peer reviews. • Identified and corrected factual errors, grammatical mistakes, and inconsistencies in material for publication that authors, senior editors, and copy editors had missed. •Oversaw letters to the editor section, choosing which items to publish and when, editing them, writing headlines, and proofreading the section. •Represented employers at conferences and recruited authors.

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Work Experiences

9/1995 - 8/2008

Chronicle of Higher Education

Individual Contributor

  • editing, evaluating MSS, proofreading, etc.

4/1990 - 9/1995

CQ Books

Individual Contributor

  • acquiring MSS

11/1984 - 4/1990

Yale University Press

Individual Contributor

1/1981 - 11/1984

American Scientist

Individual Contributor

5/1979 - 1/1981

Shoe String Press

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