Michelle Ward
Wordward Editing
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Wordsmith Experienced in the following:
Developmental editing
Copyediting
Proofreading
Book publishing: acquisitions and permissions
Literary management for theatre: acquisitions and manuscript development
Corporate publications: project and program management, Website content editing and management, social media & blogging
Grant-writing

Subject Matter Expertise
Creative Writing: memoir and personal narrative, plays and dramaturgy, children's literature
Textbook and reference books: computer graphics and entertainment computing
Corporate publications: computer technology, biotechnology, human resources, career development and training
Technical editing: Oracle

Assistant Editor on the following published books:
Game Physics Engine Design by Ian Millington
X3D: Extensible 3D Graphics for Web Authors by Donald Brutzman and Leonard Daly
Geometric Algebra for Computer Science by Leo Dorst, Daniel Fontijne, Stephen Mann

"In my twenty-five years as a wordsmith I have edited books, written copy and copyedited: newspaper print journalism, textbook back cover copy, marketing and social media, Website content, corporate and non-profit communications, reports, newsletters, technical white papers, policy documents, grant applications, grant reports, undergraduate and graduate school applications and essays, resumes.

My clients have included Elsevier Publishers, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Thomas Riggs & Company, Thistle Editorial, LLC., The United Nations, Harvard Business School, Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, Amigos Labor Solutions, Inc., Nutshell Branding, Emergent Research, Dynavax Technologies, Health Sciences Institute, Oracle Corporation, Sealy Posturepedic, Mongoose Junction Merchants' Association, St. John Essence, Windspree, Donald Schnell Studios, The Register Citizen Newspaper, St. John Tradewinds Newspaper, St. John's Episcopal Church, Anglican Women's Empowerment, St. John Film Society, The Public Theatre, Hartford Stage Company, Arena Stage, authors Steve Sawyer, Joyce Parry-Moore, Lee Morris, Michele Wortuba, Janusz Glowacki, Eugene Lee, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, filmmaker Andrea Leland.

I am fluent in The Chicago Manual of Style, The AP Stylebook, Wired Style: Principles of Usage in the Digital Age, Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications, various in-house style guides."

Grants written:
National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant, $65k, awarded.
US Department of Agriculture Rural Development Grant, $30k, awarded.
National Geographic All Roads Seed Grant, $10k.
Fledgling Fund Grant, $35k.

Education
M.A., The American University, Literature
Certificate in Professional Editing, University of California Berkeley Extension
B.F.A., Boston University, Theater

 

 

 

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