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  Nicole Hirschman
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  I can provide excellent work as a copy editor, proofreader, and typesetter. I have been a full-time freelance copy editor and typesetter for several years, and I am well equipped to handle all sorts of projects from my home office. I love all aspects of the production process, and I am very familiar with the ins and outs of this side of the business. My skills are complementary and allow me to anticipate and avoid many problems that can come up as a job travels from one stage to the next. I strive not only to provide high-quality work but also to keep in mind the needs of the other people who are involved with the project. I get tremendous satisfaction from working with quality people to produce quality materials.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Coordinator 2 Years
Copy Editor 17 Years
Typesetter 14 Years
Specialty
Books & Literature 17 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
17 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
John Wiley & Sons (11+), McNeill Media Group (11+), Routledge/Taylor & Francis Books (11+), PRO-ED, Inc. (11+), LEADERS magazine (11+), Skyhorse Publishing (6-10), Stylus Publishing, LLC (6-10), Potomac Books (6-10), EngenderHealth (6-10), Everyday Health (6-10)
Other Work History
Routledge/Taylor & Francis Books: production editor (2/2003 to 4/2003)

PRO-ED, Inc.: typesetter (2/2001 to 10/2002)

Sage Publications: proofreader, typesetter (12/1997 to 3/2000)
Computer Skills
I have been using Mac OS X (some OS 9) for fifteen years. I am also comfortable with Windows. I am very familiar with InDesign, Microsoft Office, Suitcase, and various Internet browsers. I have a working knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator.
Equipment
Mac Pro computer; MacBook Pro laptop; HP LaserJet 1200 printer (b&w); HP Color LaserJet CP1518ni color laser printer; Canon CS5600F color image scanner; Canon PowerShot SD400 digital camera; Seagate external hard drive; Adobe InDesign (CS5), Photoshop (CS3), and Illustrator (CS3); Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac; Acrobat 8 Professional; Extensis Suitcase Fusion font management; Markzware Q2ID v3 plugin (to convert Quark files to InDesign files); Wacom tablet and pencil tool; the standard Merriam Webster's dictionary and APA, Chicago, and AP manuals and various other reference materials
References
I will provide references and work samples if requested.
Other
I am very familiar with the APA and Chicago editorial styles. I know standard proofreading marks and am comfortable working with hard copy and electronic materials.

I learned typography and design standards from an old-school typesetter. I think this is invaluable knowledge.

I subscribe to the "Copyediting" newsletter to keep current on issues about grammar and word usage.

I graduated from the University of Arizona with a BA in English (3.7 GPA). I maintained a Regents Academic Scholarship and made the Dean's List for four years.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel locally. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.