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  Super Copy Editor
Professional/Personal Overview
  New York City proofreader and editor. Need a manuscript proofreader? Outsource your project to me: an expert industry veteran. If you want good, get someone else; but when you want AWESOME, bring it to me, Dave Baker, the Super Copy Editor! (http://supercopyeditors.com)

I will zero in (like a heat-seeking missile) on every misplaced comma, spelling blunder and grammatical no-no. Sound good? Great! Now read my profile to find out how this New York editor can help you with YOUR latest project...
Work Info
Copy Editor 23 Years
Editor 23 Years
Proofreading 23 Years
Books & Literature 23 Years
Fiction 23 Years
I provide expert manuscript proofreading of all types. 23 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
23 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Trends Magazine (11+), Type Directors Club (11+), The Nation magazine (11+), The New York Times (11+), The Times-Picayune (New Orleans) (11+), Editor at Large (11+), Freelance New York City copyeditor (11+), AAHA Trends Magazine (11+), CEO Magazine (11+), NYC proofreader (11+), Pets Adviser (11+), Presidential Pet Museum (11+), RMEL (11+), Habitat Magazine (11+), PresidentialMuseums.com (6-10)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Common Sense Advisory, Lowell MA (11+), Crescent Hill Books (11+), Freelance manuscript proofreading (11+), Group of Minds (11+), Proofreading Service (NYC) (11+), Simplicity Metrics (11+), Smartling (11+), SmileyBooks (11+), Student Health 101 magazine (11+), NY State Education Department (3-5), EBM Care (3-5), TimeTrade (1-2), World Trade Centers Association (1-2)
Other Work History
I am a New York proofreader and editor who can handle fiction and nonfiction manuscript proofreading. I also have polished a wide variety of reports and documents, including magazine proofreading and jobs for newspapers, businesses, individuals and more. I provide translation proofreading for consulting firms. In a nutshell, I copy edit and proofread it all. Let me take on your nonfiction or fiction manuscript proofreading project.
Computer Skills
Adept at Word and Excel. Extensive experience with InDesign, InCopy, QuarkXpress, Photoshop, PageMaker, PowerPoint, Illustrator, Harris & CCI pagination, and many other word-processing and pagination programs.
Technical Skills
I am a former newspaper copy editor who can handle many editing styles, including: APA/MLA, Chicago Manual of Style, Associated Press and New York Times. Of course, I can adjust to any specific local style you may have. Let this NYC editor take on your project right now...
Microsoft Word, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, InCopy, Quark, Adobe Acrobat. I have a Mac and a PC! I have a scanner and also have the ability to send and receive faxes. Hire me as your freelance proofreader!
Communication Workers
"Dave did a fantastic job, even spotting a typo on a map that had been previously reviewed by many others and had never been caught. Within hours, he learned our style guide and did a test project for us in which we were amazed with how many errors we had overlooked.... We will definitely be working with him again, and would highly recommend him to other prospective clients with proofreading needs."

"I LOVE working with you. You're fast, efficient, and deadly with a red pen. We're totally thrilled with all that you do to help us. You're the man!"

"Thank Gawd our wonderful proofreader caught an atomic bomb of a mistake in our book! You caught some doozies!"

"Dave has a keen eye for typos, syntax and grammar, and very little gets by him."

"Great copyediting work! Always done in a timely manner. Best value for money as compared to any freelancer I have used in last 10 years."

Many more reviews at my website! (http://supercopyeditors.com/reviews.html)
Two Pulitzer Prizes for staff efforts during Hurricane Katrina at The Times-Picayune (shared by staff). Three individual Awards of Excellence by the Society for News Design in 2006 for Hurricane Katrina coverage. SND also issued a Judges' Special Recognition to the staff of The Times-Picayune, hailing the work during Hurricane Katrina as a stunning, stunning effort. (In 2006, I moved up north and began my New York City proofreading work.)
I am a professional, top-notch, award-winning New York City copy editor with proven experience, including at The New York Times. I will go over your manuscript or report with a fine-toothed comb and polish it into shiny, sparkly gold-star material. And the best part? I will hit the ground running. Let's get started now! Tell me about your project.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
Here are some notes I offered to a writer whose book I was proofreading. I can look for much more than simple grammatical errors: with me you also get someone who can step back and look at the big picture. Is everything crystal clear? Is it consistent throughout? Are your footnotes in order?
"How-to" article, side-by-side comparison (unedited on left, my edit on right).
Contact Info
  Super Copy Editor
New York, NY 10003

Tel: 9176768294  
E-Mail: dave@supercopyeditors.com
Website: http://supercopyeditors.com