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  Mark Steven Long
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  "An author's dream copy editor"
—Margaret Mallory, "The Sinner"

I freelance as both a copy editor and a proofreader on fiction, general and trade nonfiction, textbooks, educational and reference books. Titles I have worked on include The Way Forward by Rep. Paul Ryan; Everybody's Got Something by Robin Roberts; Uganda Be Kidding Me by Chelsea Handler; Stronger by Jeff Bauman (Boston Marathon); The Witness Wore Red (Mormon fundamentalist sect) by Rebecca Musser, The Message (Obama reelection) by Richard Wolffe; other titles by T. D. Jakes, Michael Moore, David Baldacci, the E Street Band's Clarence Clemons, and Serena Williams. My clients include Hachette Book Group (Grand Central, Twelve, Orbit, etc.), HarperCollins, The Strand Magazine, John Wiley & Sons, Penguin/Grosset and Dunlap, Triumph Learning, Wharton Business School, Scholastic, Harlequin.

I am quite familiar with The Chicago Manual of Style, Merriam-Websters Collegiate Dictionary, and Words into Type.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Copy Editor 20 Years
Proofreader 20 Years
Specialty
Books & Literature 28 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
28 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Hachette Book Group (11+), Harlequin (11+), Penguin/Grosset and Dunlap (11+), St. Martin's Press (11+), Triumph Learning (11+), John Wiley & Sons (6-10), Simon & Schuster (6-10), Wharton Business School (3-5), Kirkus Editorial (1-2), The Strand Magazine (1-2), SPi Global (1-2), HarperCollins (1-2), becker&mayer! (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Newbridge Communications (11+), Adecco (1-2)
Other Work History
I have also worked full-time as a production editor for St. Martin's Press, John Wiley & Sons, and Oxford University Press, among others.
Computer Skills
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
Windows XP, Vista
Macintosh
Technical Skills
PDF editing
Awards
Nominated for a Pushcart Prize for the short story "The Nutbob Stories"
Other
Published in National Lampoon magazine, 1990-1991
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel locally. I have a driver's license.
Contact Info
  Mark Steven Long
New York, NY 
USA

Tel: 718-619-5665  
E-Mail: missal2928@verizon.net
Website: http://www.linkedin.com/in/markstevenlong