I offer 25 years of professional editing, writing, and research experience. As a freelancer, I've worked in corporate, nonprofit, academic, and creative settings. I frequently work with authors who are planning to self-publish. I'm always interested in new projects.
Please call or email me if you wish to discuss your project and how I can best be of service to you.
• Editor: Specialize in developmental editing (substantive) and copy editing (line editing). Electronic editing in MS Word or PowerPoint; proficient with Chicago, Turabian, APA, AP, and MLA styles. Subjects include psychology, therapy, education, health care, alternative medicine, ecology, relationships, couples, spirituality, meditation, yoga, fiction. Special projects include websites, blogs, manuals, textbooks, creative nonfiction, fiction, art ms, self-publishing projects, dissertations (I have a doctoral degree).
Clients include individual authors as well as publishers and companies: American Psychiatric Press, American Society of Clinical Oncologists, Austin Independent School District, Benjamin/Cummings, Brooks/Cole, Consulting Psychologists Press, Elder Financial Protection Network, Holy Names University, Hunter House, Island Press, Jossey-Bass, New Harbinger, Pearson, Stanford University Press, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
• Writer: Academic writing, training materials, research reports, grant proposals, website content, anything that requires technical information to be presented to a lay audience in a cogent manner. Rewrite specialist (also known as ghostwriter).
• Creative consultant: Looking for a writing coach? I can help you develop your novel or nonfiction project.
“We could never have done this project without you. You brought out the best in each of the authors; set up a feasible plan for getting this monster project done; applied encouragement, sympathy, and pressure as needed—and produced a book that truly will set a standard for this field.”
Barbara Dean, executive editor, Island Press
“Jude Berman’s editorial work is very thorough, exacting, attentive to detail, and thoughtful. She has a way of articulating your very thoughts to convey multi-layered and complex ideas in a concise and precise way. We totally trust Jude’s work!”
Suzanne Orcutt, EdD & Julie Henderson, PhD, Stanford University School of Education
"If you ever need to an editor for a friend or author to use in the process of their writing, Jude is the most amazing person, ever. She really knows the craft of writing and is a genius at editing."
Beverly Berg, PhD, author, Loving Someone in Recovery (New Harbinger)
“Without your expert navigational skills, patient direction and good humor, this book would not exist in its present form. You have made this writer’s journey a pleasure.”
Katherine Orr, author, Beautiful Heart, Beautiful Spirit (DragonGate)
“Jude brought to our project the professionalism and dedication that helps transform a work into a creative, quality piece.”
Duane Crider, PhD, Kutztown University
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