Cassie’s editing and communication style make her an easy fit in today’s complex book projects. She is accurate and succinct. An all-around pleasure to work with.
—Lydia Inglett, Publisher and CEO, Lydia Inglett Ltd Publishing / www.starbooks.biz
Over nine years experience copyediting, line editing, and proofreading for authors, publishers, and packagers.
More than five years’ experience editing, substantive editing, line editing, and proofreading copy, brochures, letters, newsletters, press releases, and business communications for local and nationally known businesses, credit unions, and nonprofits.
More than three years’ experience substantive editing and Americanizing of craft books, cookbooks, and magazines previously published in Japan and Britain for the American audience.
Critical reading; analysis; evaluation; and assessing and researching traditional and online sources (more than twenty years experience).
Conversant with the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition and online; Merriam-Webster New Collegiate Dictionary 11th edition and online; Words into Type; Recipes into Type; The Recipe Writer’s Handbook, and The New Food Lover’s Companion.
Conversant with Microsoft Word, Word’s Track Changes function, and Adobe Acrobat Pro XI.
Edited Daisy Cakes, by Kim Daisy. It won the IBPA’s 2015 Benjamin Franklin Award Silver Medal for Cookbooks AND the Best Regional Cookbook in the 2015 USA Book Awards.
Edited South, by Wendy Nilsen Pollitzer. It won the Gold for Best Regional Non-Fiction, Southern region, 2015.
Edit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Colorado quarterly newsletter and other materials. Wrote and edited articles for the Citizens Project newsletter and voter guide.
MA in English, California State University, Sacramento
BA in English literature, The University of Arizona
California Community College Teaching Credential: Language Arts and Literature
Editing classes and webinars that Cassie has taken