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Barbara Scott | Elance
 
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Barbara Scott

Writer, Editor, Published Author, Novel Doctor
   United States
  |   Mount Juliet, TN
  |  1:38 am Local Time

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Overview

Barbara J. Scott has been a book editor for more than fourteen years and has more than thirty-five years of publishing experience, ranging from newspapers and magazines to books. Among her many published works, Barbara is the co-author of the best-selling novel Sedona Storm, as well as the sequel Secrets of the Gathering Darkness, both published by Thomas Nelson.

Barbara has partnered with best-selling authors such as Brandilyn Collins and Melody Carlson for the YA fiction line at Zondervan (HarperCollins), and many of the authors in her...

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Nov 21, 2013|Editing & Proofreading|$500|Completed
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Portfolio

Macro editing letter sent to author, listing strengths and weaknesses of fiction...
Blog written for www.barbarascottblog.com
Fiction book proposal that I wrote
Co-authored original text and for this second edition, updated, edited, copyedited, and...
Edited and made suggestions on how to improve first chapters of a fiction manuscript
Wrote the copy for a transportation services website to ensure SEO (search engine...

Skills (10)

Tested
Content Writing
Creative Writing
English
Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Grammar
English Proofreading
English Punctuation
English Spelling
Online Writing
Report Writing

Service Description

OBJECTIVE

Innovative editorial professional with more than thirty-five years experience in the areas of writing and editing fiction and non-fiction, acquisitions, story development, art direction, editorial management, sales, and marketing of books, seeks writing and editing projects.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

• Authored, compiled, or edited numerous non-fiction and fiction books (work-for-hire)
• Coauthored two supernatural thrillers for Thomas Nelson, one of which became a bestseller in the CBA market (Sedona Storm and Secrets of the Gathering Darkness)
• Proposed, acquired, and managed all phases of product development for adults, teens, and children in the following categories: fiction, non-fiction, biography, tween and teen series, and picture books.
• Developed, wrote, and presented formal book proposals, including detailed cost analyses, to product development teams and to publishing boards
• Collaborated and communicated effectively with design, marketing, and sales to ensure product success
• Carefully managed product budgets under my control
• Consistently met deadlines according to production schedules
• Managed and controlled royalty advances and plant costs as specified in financial statements
• Negotiated book contracts and worked closely with authors, agents, producers, and freelancers
• Worked in unison with design, marketing, and sales on a variety of projects
• Reviewed manuscripts for Publisher’s Weekly, CBA Marketplace, and Aspiring...

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Employment

Self-Employed
Editor & Novel Doctor
1991 - Present
Freelance editor, writer, novel doctor, and published author
WordServe Literary Group
Agent
2011 - 2012
Signed both Christian and General Market fiction and non-fiction authors and mentored them to help build their publishing careers. Contacted book editors and proposed my clients projects. Helped...
Abingdon Press
Executive Acquisitions Editor
2008 - 2010
Involved in strategic planning and kicked off a new fiction line for Abingdon Press. Many of those authors received rave reviews in Publisher's Weekly and Library Journal. Two of her authors at...
Zondervan Publishers
Acquisitions Editor
2000 - 2008
Acquired, developed, and edited fiction and non-fiction for middle grade and YA. Started and acquired authors for new teen fiction line, including many best-selling authors.

Education

National University
Master's
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Stanford University
Certificate in Mass Media
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