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Editorial and Writing Services

Researching and Writing

About Me

Two Decades of Experience

I started writing and editing in 1999 and have always enjoyed bringing stories to life. I have over 15 years of curriculum and learning experience design, with a focus on science, math, and reading curriculum programs in print and digital formats.

I have extensive experience in coaching, writing, developmental editing, proofreading, fact-checking, curriculum development, and sensitivity reads. I also specialize in text translations from Portuguese to English. Contact me to discuss how we can start working together.

 
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Maya Angelou

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

Services

Please read my offered services below. If you are interested in any other editorial services, please contact me for more information.

Coaching

I help authors and publishers craft an outline of their initial concepts to make way for manuscript production. I am also well-versed in the preproduction stages of development, so please reach out with general ideas or questions about the publishing industry.

Curriculum Development

I have experience developing curricula in the K-12 space, as well as at the university level. I am well-accustomed to developing content, programs, and assessments that align with state and national standards.

Developmental Editing

I help authors and publishers develop titles as early as the conceptual stage. Developmental editing, also known as Content Editing, allows authors and publishers to develop manuscripts that flow logically and effectively.

Fact-Checking

While writers are often versed in copy editing,  fact-checking ensures that your work is verified using external sources. I can fact-check scientific manuscripts and manuscripts in various other topics to verify factual information and help shield the writer.

Ghostwriting

When working with a ghostwriter, the writer composes the manuscript, while another person's name appears on the cover as the author. I have experience in ghostwriting for authors and also for unattributed manuscripts written for large companies.

Line Editing

Line editing, copy editing, and proofreading are terms often used interchangeably. Line editing is a type of copy editing that focuses on style as opposed to the mechanics of writing and is a service I am happy to provide.

Proofreading

Like line editing, the term proofreading is often bundled with copyediting. Proofreading is the last step before printing where the final, edited draft of a manuscript is checked, line-by-line, against the "proof" of the typeset version by the printer.

Sensitivity Reading

Sensitivity reads are an underused service in the writing world but are beginning to gain a foothold across genres. Don't let an unintentional slip in your manuscript as it may lead readers to believe you are uninformed or inauthentic. I am comfortable performing sensitivity reads for a variety of ethnicities, races, socioeconomic statuses, ableist language, and LGTBQ+ topics.

Additional Services

Project Management
CMS Management/Metadata
Translation (Portuguese to English)
Transcription

My Career

Training & Experience

I offer over 15 years of progressive advancement in curriculum development serving as a content developer and managing projects. In addition, I have 20 years of experience in editorial services. I have a proven record of success in managing the production of digital and print projects. I have also worked with and developed high-performance teams using agile workflows while working with local, remote, and international teams.

September 2020 – Current

Bize Editorial

Provides curriculum development, general content editing, proofreading, fact-checking, line editing, CMS data management, and sensitivity editing services. Writes and edits test prep and assessment items. Writes and edits science curriculums.

08/10–10/20

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, Orlando, FL

Developed multimedia digital and print science lessons. Storyboarded, scripted, and recorded voice-over for a variety of multimedia projects. Worked closely with SMEs and coordinated with members of cross-functional teams. Mentored junior team members to prepare them for more involved responsibilities. Managed publisher-initiated acquisitions and development of new components. Devised new processes for specialized components and market data analyzation. Chair of the Orlando Community Investment Council, the charitable giving division that organized numerous volunteer and corporate involvement opportunities for employees to support the community.

August 2009 – May 2010

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Taught undergraduate students techniques common in microbiology and molecular biology labs.

September 2007 - May 2009

Accutest Laboratories, Orlando, FL

Managed and prepared samples, performed testing, and assisted with chemical evaluations.

February 2006 - May 2007

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, Orlando, FL

Reviewed texts for acquisition and implementation into multi-leveled reading programs. Tailored and edited components to develop learning solutions for the market. Wrote, designed, and integrated nonfiction texts.

May 2010 – May 2012

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Master of Business Administration, management and leadership

August 2009 – May 2010

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Studied Biomedical Sciences at the Doctoral level

May 2007 – May 2009

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Dual Degrees

Bachelor of Science, Biology

Bachelor of Science, Molecular Biology and Microbiology

August 2002 – December 2005

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Bachelor of Arts, English

      concentration in nonfiction writing

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