I wanted to share some articles I wrote recently for Healthline:
I have been writing for Healthline for nearly two years, and the content I create ranges from lifestyle-driven articles to ones more focused on the details a specific medical condition. And Healthline is doing quite well these days: in late 2016 it was named the number-two health website. It’s wonderful to be a part of the company’s success.
I realize that January is halfway over, but I wanted to post a review of 2016. Last year was hugely successful for me as a freelance writer and editor, so I wanted to mark the occasion by running my work by the numbers. Without further ado:
- Number of clients: 13
- Number of books copyedited or proofread: 6
- Number of journals copyedited: 10
- Number of articles written: 50
- Number of huge nursing education textbooks or supplemental materials edited: 3
- Number of dissertations edited: 2
- Number of individual clients who I collaborated with on resumes, websites, and marketing copy: 7
And here are a few approximate numbers, just for fun’s sake:
- Number of times I reviewed a style book (including Chicago, APA, and AP): 5,000
- Number of times I looked up a term in Merriam-Webster: 7,000
Thank you to all of my clients who keep me working so hard year-round. I am lucky to be in this profession, and as a lifelong learner and avid reader, working on a variety of topics couldn’t be more thrilling.
You know it’s been a busy time when finished journals and books and links to your online work flood your doorstep and email inbox. In fact, I’ve been so focused on current work that I haven’t had a chance to share these finished projects here.
These completed works include two issues of academic journals I regularly copyedit, one book I copyedited under a pretty quick deadline, and two books I proofread back in July.
Additionally, Healthline recently published two new articles I wrote back in August:
This fall continues to fly by with new projects to tackle, but please let me know if any of my publishing services may help you.
I just wanted to drop in and share some recent articles I wrote for Healthline.
Summer has been busy: writing articles, editing journals and books, and lining up future projects. Please let me know if you have any writing or editing needs this fall. I’d love to help you out!
I shared some praise I received earlier this week, and I thought I should post this too. Editing can be a pretty solitary (and critical) profession at times, so I’ll take the compliments when they come.
You have been a godsend! Such a pleasure to work with you during this unexpected marathon edition.
This pertains to a months-long project I contributed to and just wrapped up this week. So happy to have completed this baby! Look for the ninth edition of a thirty-two chapter nursing textbook in the coming months–ha!
It’s nearing the end of July, and we’ve got a heatwave in Philadelphia. I’m beating the sweltering weather during these dog days in the central air, as I wrap up several projects with impending deadlines.
Here’s what I’ve been working on for the last few months:
- Contributing to finalizing chapters of a nursing textbook, including finding art and editing references
- Coding and finalizing chapters for another nursing textbook
- Editing a graduate-level dissertation on neuroscience and information technology
- Copyediting journals on Mormon history and music education
- Proofreading a book on the physics of nothing and a small gift book on the virtues of Christmas
- Reviewing updated resumes
- Writing articles on diabetes, yoga, gluten free diets, and other health subjects
When I’m not working, I’m balancing this docket of work with some pretty breezy summer reads–mostly celebrity memoirs. It’s fun to take a peek into some icons of our present day, including some pretty funny ladies who’ve enjoyed success at Saturday Night Live and beyond.
I have a rare moment to breathe in the Silver Scribe Editorial offices. It’s been a busy few months in editorial land. I am so thankful to my clients for giving me interesting, challenging, and sometimes-demanding projects.
Here’s a sampling on what’s been pulled up on the iMac lately:
- Journals on Mormon history and animal ethics (copyediting);
- Articles on topics including acid reflux, diabetes, and HPV — I am adding to Dr. Google’s vast amount of medical information (writing);
- Files for two health textbooks (research, permissions, file preparation);
- An appeal letter and a brochure for a local charity (writing)
- Blog posts for a fitness blog (blog writing)
- Copy for an event planner’s website (writing)
I love having a full plate that is as diverse as this list. When I am away from the computer, I’ve been tracking my steps on the FitBit, reading (and finishing) Kitchens of the Great Midwest, and traveling to my old college town, Ithaca.
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March is here, just like that. Between editing and writing, I have been tackling a large workload.
Recent projects include:
- Copyediting several journals for a university press, including two on Polish culture and one on music;
- Editing references and seeking permissions for a mammoth community health textbook;
- Writing articles for Healthline on the topics of eczema and skin care, contraceptives, and more; and
- Crafting blog posts and marketing materials for some favorite entrepreneurs and nonprofits.
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Aside from my publishing clients, my favorite people to serve are busy entrepreneurs, striving to build and grow their business and their brand. My recent work with Realtor Katie Kincade highlights how I can collaborate and help those who are responsible for all aspects of their growing enterprise.
This fall, Katie and I met to discuss writing projects she needed completed . . . yesterday. She had gone to the effort to develop a new website, but between meetings with potential clients, listings of homes in the Main Line area of Philadelphia, showings with her current clients, and closings with those at the end of the buying and selling process, Katie had no time to develop website copy. She needed help!
After our initial meeting, Katie and I exchanged emails for the next few months. We gathered ideas, I wrote drafts of potential copy, and she responded with helpful edits, resulting in the finished material she desired. And it took just a fraction of the time it would have taken Katie to do it on her own. After all, being a real estate mogul doesn’t leave much time for sitting down in front of the computer and writing copy (especially about oneself, which is especially tricky!). When all was said and done, Katie had a robust new website without having the stress of doing it all herself.
It’s hard to believe it, but one of the busiest times of year for Realtors is coming up — spring market. If you live in the Philadelphia area and are looking for a Realtor to help you upsize, downside, or get into your first home, consider contacting Katie. You can check out her website at Real Estate by Katie Kincade.
Happy New Year to all of you! The cold has settled in the Middle Atlantic states, and I am chugging along on some time-intensive projects that require me to move back and forth between The Chicago Manual of Style (CMoS) and the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).
Despite this ping-pong match between CMoS and APA, I am enjoying all of the work this new year brings.
Projects I worked on at the end of 2015 include:
- Copyediting a journal on music education and a journal on Polish studies.
- Editing a dissertation for a doctoral candidate in education.
- Supporting a volume editor edit references and request permissions for a large-scale health textbook.
- Reviewing marketing emails and blog posts for a graphic designer and lifestyle expert.
- Compiling a handbook for a professional organization.
- Writing articles for Healthline.
And, in case you missed it, check out my recent blog post on the fabulous new coffee mugs I’ll be drinking from in the new year.