samples of client satisfaction:
"I've had many editors in the almost forty years of my writing 'career,' but you're about as good as they come."
-- Marvin Lachman
“A one-in-a-thousand editor! I have literally hired dozens of editors, and I hate to say one is better than another. Nevertheless, Mr. Vidro has to be one of the top three--exceptional and globular in his thinking and criticisms. Going above and beyond, we spent SIX HOURS on the phone going through my novel "Cicada Dreams." Not simply highly recommended, but placed in the best of the best category! Mr. Vidro is a professional editor who can polish a text to the standards of any major publishing house. And yes, I will use his exceptional skills again.”
— Roger Carrier
“This job was well worth a 6 out of 5, or even more. Arthur’s 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
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.