Experienced copy editor, proofreader, and writer.
Have worked for newspaper, magazine, and book publishers.
Edited a book written by a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist.
Sold a short story in 2011 to Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.
Sold a mini-mystery to Woman's World magazine in 2013.
sample of client satisfaction:
This job was well worth a 6 out of 5, or even more. Arthurs critique was well structured and exactly what I needed. He flagged several major issues and inconsistencies within my story, suggested several ways to improve the plot. I highly recommend him, and look forward to working with him on my next book.
Member of Mystery Writers of America.
Member of Mensa.
Self-publish a thrice-yearly journal that explores detective fiction of long ago.
Slow, careful, meticulous worker.
Can edit, proofread, type, fact-check, and write.
Strong at excising superfluous material.
No job is too small.
However, I do not do Skype.
Nor do I do blogs.
Nor will I sully my hands with Search Engine Optimization.
State University of New York at Albany
Bachelor of Arts (English, Journalism)
Dell Puzzle Magazines
2010 - Present
Perform proofreading and fact-checking services for Dell Puzzle Magazines. Work on crosswords, cryptographic, and other puzzles.
Crippen & Landru, Publishers
2004 - 2005
Edited (and wrote introduction for) DOCTOR POGGIOLI: CRIMINOLOGIST, a collection of stories by Pulitzer Prize winning novelist T.S. Stribling.
Proofread THE ADVENTURE OF THE MURDERED MOTHS AND OTHER RADIO MYSTERIES by Ellery Queen.
Freelance Court Reporter
1995 - 1999
Freelance court reporter. Wrote down (via steno machine) all questions, answers, and statements at legal settings; then at home produced polished, accurate word-for-word transcripts of the proceedings. Proofreading and English skills came in mighty handy.
Avery Publishing Group
1990 - 1992
Worked as a book editor on non-fiction books.
Helped the authors create the best books they could.
CMP Publications, Inc.
1986 - 1990
Worked as a Copy Editor for a publisher of national weekly newspapers covering the electronics industry.
1985 - 1986
Worked as a reporter and editor for community newspapers. Would rewrite press releases, cover news events, and proofread all pages.
1984 - 1985
Performed typesetting for a publisher of newspapers and magazines, proofreading as I typed.