- Seattle, WA, US
- £7 /hr
- Available now
Are you looking for a copyediting superstar? For over 20 years, Jenny Garden has edited manually and online, in both U.S. and British styles. With imagination and intuition, shemore...Are you looking for a copyediting superstar? For over 20 years, Jenny Garden has edited manually and online, in both U.S. and British styles. With imagination and intuition, she has injected consistency, clarity, correctness, and flair into fiction and nonfiction book manuscripts, magazine and journal articles, newsletters, brochures, advertising copy, catalogs, and Web text. For those who need content rewritten or ghostwritten, including writers for whom English is a second language, Jenny is the perfect choice. Not only will she do a superior job for you, but she also knows how to meet deadlines.
“Have Mac; will travel,” could be Jenny’s motto. She says, “I enjoy copyediting tremendously. It's like putting together an elegant jigsaw puzzle with all the pieces fitting perfectly. I look forward to my company's growing as publishers of all stripes eventually come to realize that a computer spell checker is no match for a sharp-eyed copy editor with an eclectic background.” Jenny enjoys working as a member of a team but is equally happy to work independently. In either case, she notes that a sense of humor helps!
Jenny is a member of the Authors Guild, the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA), the American Copy Editors Society (ACES), and the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA).
Spotting inconsistencies, drawing a fine line between grammatical errors and stylistic choices, maintaining the original writer's voice, and working with the author to deliver the highest quality publishable manuscript
Area Covered: Copyediting/content editing/substantive editing; manuscript editing (fiction and nonfiction); medical/scientific editing; ghostwriting/rewriting (including work by writers for whom English is a second language)
Work Experience Summary: This is a small sampling of work done in the past.
For an international actuarial organization: Copyedited/content edited documents concerning finance, health care, insurance, financial/regulatory trends, and government regulations, in articles, white papers, newsletters, reports. Produced international house style guide. Followed both the Chicago Manual of Style (for US publications) and the Oxford Style Manual (for international publications).
For a commercial writing group: Copyedited and content edited business communications including newsletters, articles, brochures, and reports.
For a board-certified radiologist: Copyedited medical journal articles. Checked and conformed all statistics, figures, and references.
For a new author: Copyedited, content edited, and developed lay-reader book on obstetrical procedures. Conducted research and produced glossary. Expanded content by adding pertinent information.
For a family preservation social service organization: Consulted for production of manual. Conformed sections, copyedited, and reformatted throughout, rendering the manual more comprehensible.
For an online pharmacy/drugstore: Wrote original product-appropriate advertising copy for the Web, marketing a wide variety of items, from perfumes to personal grooming tools to children's Band-Aids.
For a national advertising agency: Copyedited advertising copy for print.
Education Summary: Jenny Garden is a graduate of Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree, with a major in Romance languages and a minor in psychology. She is a member of the academic honorary fraternities of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Sigma Iota. Her professional affiliations include the American Copy Editors Society, the American Medical Writers Association, the Authors Guild, and the Editorial Freelancers Association.
Editor, owner of The Write Idea LLC