EDITING ON DEMAND is a freelance editing and writing service--Chicago style--specializing in technical and academic works, textbooks and training manuals, news copy, and other various nonfiction copy.
Areas of expertise are
*Substantive and developmental editing
My specialty is offering quick turnaround, including same-day service. Do you need it now? Have your copy edited now, by me personally, not by a staff of people you may or may not be able to speak with regarding changes to your work. Need another revision? Done--until you are satisfied.
I offer a simple, tailored service with quick turnaround with error-free results.
-- Julianne Geiger
Languages and Areas of Expertise
I am a native American English-speaking copy editor and proofreader. I am also versed in British and Australian English.
In addition to English, I have studied Russian, Spanish, and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BHS, or the Central South Slavic diasystem.
Experience in Formats
My editing experience includes electronic editing through MSWord's track changes feature, PDF files, OCR with Abbyy Finereader, as well as hard-copy editing.
I have edited for first-time authors, publishing houses, businesses, non-profit security firms, major news organizations, and magazines. I have edited full-length books (nonfiction), insurance manuals, news articles, in-depth world event analyses, how-to books, Web site copy, magazine copy, technical documents, peer-reviewed journals, and academic works.
My specialties are non-fiction and technical copy, world events, international relations, quick turnaround, and rewrite.
Other Work History
Prior to copy editing and proofreading, I spent seven years supervising half of the production planning and distribution department at Dart Container Corporation, and another two years working as a project analyst for the vice president of production and finance.
In addition to copy editing and proofreading, I have professional knowledge in the following areas:
*Plastics and thermoforming
*Financial analysis / Trend analysis / Statistics
*Christianity and religion
My attention to detail has been described by a former client in these words:
"What a great copy editing performance! This job was definitely NOT easy, straight forward, or simple. The provider completely exceeded our expectations and displayed a level of competence and attention to detail that seems almost super human! We were extremely impressed and will use this provider in the future. THANK YOU!!! "
Editing on Demand is both an editing and proofreading service that can be performed on a variety of levels (heavy to light) while maintaining the author's voice. Services offered include
developmental and structural editing
manuscript formatting and layout
complete manuscript evaluations
rewriting, including major rewriting (no academic papers, please)
spreadsheet setup and editing
Who does the Work
Julianne Geiger: Editing, proofreading, research, writing, Russian translation
Team member Jen Alic: report writing, research and analytic services, Bosnian translation
Scope of Work
All services are tailored to meet my client's needs. I offer anywhere from heavy editing and rewriting services to a light-but-fussy punctuation and grammar check. If your needs are more narrow in scope, a service can be tailored to meet that need.
You tell me what you need--I deliver.
The Style Guide and References
Editing on Demand STRICTLY ADHERES to Chicago style (15th ed.) in all matters, including civil and military titles, numerical notations, abbreviations and anagrams, age/date/time notations, and other detail oriented matters unless otherwise requested. I use Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (11th Ed.), and The Elements of Style (Strunk, White) fills in any gaps left by the others.
I will alter my style if so requested in writing, including in-house styles.
Editing on Demand has a network of professional relationships across the globe that allows us to meet each client's needs. Services such as grant writing, translating (other than those languages listen above), and boots-on-the-ground investigative journalism are also available. A portion or all of these additional services may be contracted out using our established network. Editing on Demand takes full responsibility for all services rendered on its behalf.
Editing Skills Certification
Western Michigan University
1991 - 1992
International Releations and Security Network (ISN
2009 - Present
Freelance research, interviewing, and writing news analyses that cater to an international audience. Main focus-human rights.
Specific Editing Jobs
2005 - Present
So,You Want to Be a Pilot,Eh?, James Ball B.A., CPL
So,You Want to Be a Doctor,Eh?, Anne Berndl, MD, BsCH
So,You Want to Be a Lawyer,Eh? 2nd ed Adam Letourneau, BSc, BA, LLB
Three Seconds On, Three Seconds Off, David Bigelow
Smart Dad Dumb Dad, Robin Burchett
Geotechnical Engineering: A Practical Problem Solving Approach, Dr. Nagaratnam Sivakugan and Dr. Braja M. Das
Multi-company Project Management: Maximizing Business Results through Strategic Collaboration, Dean Baker
Management the Agile Way, John Goodpasture
2006 - 2008
Editing services of news pieces; in-depth security analyses for all regions of the globe; world risk assessments for aid agencies, advanced warnings for NGOs; intelligence feeds, and special reports for ISAs Middle East and European offices.
International Relations and Security Network (ISN)
2005 - 2006
Editor, ISN Security Watch, Center for Security Studies (CSS), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland. Editing breaking news stories and analyses for grammar and style, covering international relations, security, and defense issues worldwide from a global network of journalists. Adherence to in-house style and hourly deadlines.
Dart Container Corporation
Executive Project Analyst
1995 - 2004
Number of Employees
Payment terms and turnaround time are entirely dependent on size and type of work requested. I offer quicker turnaround times than most, and even quicker turnaround can be purchased for a premium. Payment is through Elance only. Payment for small projects are typically due upon completion-larger projects may require mid-project payments. Escrow payments are required for new clients.
ISA Consulting, Director of Operations
Freelance basic and substantive editing of in-depth reports on key world events analysis pieces generated for non-profit organizations, security firms, humanitarian and environmental agencies. Based in ISA's Middle Eastern Office in Tel Aviv.
International Security Network - Security Watch, Editor-in-Chief
Substantive copyediting daily news articles via track changes feature in MS Word. Also editing of in-depth stories on world affairs.
Writing on Stone Press, Inc., Publisher
Copy editing several how-to non-fiction novels in a series