Dawn McIlvain Stahl Editorial Services: Summary

Freelance editor with more than 10 years experience copyediting, copywriting, and proofreading scholarly, academic, and marketing materials.

Skilled and experienced editor offering substantive editing, copyediting, copywriting, and proofreading, within specified budgets and deadlines. Experience includes scholarly volumes, higher education texts, fiction, marketing and promotional materials, Web sites, and film projects. Strengths and specialties include:

  • Respectful and helpful communication and attitude
  • Proficiency with diverse software
  • Advanced electronic editing techniques and document/file management
  • Maintaining author voice and ensuring clarity as appropriate to audience
  • Experience with ESL materials and polishing writing of non-native speakers
  • Breadth of genres, including scholarly monographs, contributed volumes and readers, college-level textbooks, magazines, adult and young adult fiction, poetry, graphic novels, training materials, book marketing copy, brochures, information packets, Web pages, and film scripts
  • Breadth of topics, including education, social science, humanities, reference, business, science, history, biography, women’s studies, labor, religion/philosophy, psychology/self-help, mass communication, performing arts, and alternative medicine
  • “Dawn is a very experienced and reliable copyeditor, who can be counted on to keep to a schedule, and whose years of editing experience are obvious in her work. She edits thoughtfully, preserving the author’s voice, and she knows when and what to query—without overquerying. I wholeheartedly endorse her copyediting.”—Rob Siedenburg, Editing Manager Editor, Publication Services

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