Versatile editor with strong experience in all phases of book development and production. Detail-oriented self-starter adept at working independently and as part of a team. Proven ability to meet tight deadlines.

Skills and Specialties

  • Skills: Developmental editing, substantive editing, line editing, copyediting, cleanup editing, Americanization, writing, rewriting, research, proofreading, project management
  • Nonfiction Topics: Health, nutrition, dieting, cooking, fitness, pregnancy and childbirth, parenting, relationships, psychology, self-help, lifestyle, politics, mind/body/spirit, pet care
  • Fiction Genres: General, mystery, suspense, thriller, romance, fantasy, LGBT, young adult
  • Software: Word, Acrobat, PowerPoint

Selected Clients and Employers

  • Avery Publishing Group
  • Barron’s Educational Series
  • Big Universe
  • Brooklyn Heights Press and Cobble Hill News (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Defiance Crescent-News (Defiance, OH)
  • Dover Publications
  • East Woods Press
  • Fair Winds Press
  • Galaxy Science Fiction
  • Henry County Review (Holgate, OH)
  • Hollan Publishing
  • Impressions Magazine (St. Cloud, MN)
  • Intermark Educational Corporation
  • iUniverse /  Author Solutions
  • Kensington Publishing
  • Penguin Group
  • Random House
  • Rebus Publishing /  WholeHealthMD.com
  • Sisters in Crime
  • Special Children’s Sports Foundation
  • Toledo Daybreak Dispatch (Toledo, OH)
  • WND Books
  • Private authors


  • Project managed and production edited Sisters in Crime’s Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Award-winning book, Writes of Passage: Adventures on the Writer’s Journey, compiled and edited by Hank Phillippi Ryan
  • Worked as part of the team that produced the massive Nutribase Nutrition Facts Desk Reference
  • Project managed approximately 40 books per season for Barron’s Educational Series
  • Helped create and produce The Doomee Pre-Writing Program for teaching handwriting skills to exceptional students
  • Coordinated the efforts of five occupational therapists in developing The Graphic Fine Motor Program: A Rehabilitative Program for Health Care Facilities for teaching handwriting skills to disabled adults
  • Revised and updated The Mid-Atlantic Bed and Breakfast Book by Corinne Madden Ross
  • Wrote web content on a variety of health topics for WholeHealthMD.com
  • Designed and produced fund-raising materials for the Special Children’s Sports Foundation
  • Designed and produced materials for a national-distributor training program
  • Researched the local high school yearbook market to help a new publisher determine its strategy


  • BA, Journalism, Long Island University

Professional Affliliations

  • Editorial Freelancers Association
  • Freelancers Union
  • Mystery Writers of America
  • Sisters in Crime

Related Experience

  • Publications Chair, Editorial Freelancers Association, 2005–2008
  • Associate Newsletter Editor, Sisters in Crime Guppy Chapter, 2009–2011

Project List

  • Available upon request

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“Whether it’s a rewrite or light once-over, Elaine edits to make a writer look good. She’s a seasoned pro with a great touch.”
—Marya Dalrymple, Senior Editor, Rodale Books