Cassie’s Résumé

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

Summary          

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.

Skills               

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.

Technology  

Conversant with Microsoft Word, Word’s Track Changes function, and Adobe Acrobat Pro XI.

 Clients    (selected)        

 Highlights    

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.

 Professional Memberships       

Member of the Editorial Freelancers Association, Professional Editors Network, Bay Area Editors Forum, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

 Pro bono          

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.              

 Education     

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