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  Parlan McGaw
Professional/Personal Overview
  I am a meticulous copy editor and line editor with many years of experience working with a wide range of material at all stages of production. I take pride in helping to create a clean, elegant text, and I've served as a critical eye and helping hand to writers at all skill levels.

Some kudos I've received:

maintain[ed] impeccable standards in style while turning work around promptly

excellent editorial skills . . . a pleasure to work with

amazing sensitivity to both language and content

Editor * Copy Editor * Line Editor
Work Info
Copy Editor 25 Years
Editor 15 Years
Arts & Humanities 10 Years
Books & Literature 10 Years
Lifestyle 20 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
20 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
LIFE Books (11+), Melcher Media (6-10), My House magazine (6-10), Walker Publishing Services (6-10), Biography magazine (3-5), Essence magazine (3-5), Edgeworth Editions (1-2), Random House (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
NYU School of Law (11+), The College Board (6-10), NYC & Company (6-10), Columbia University Office of Public Affairs (1-2)
Other Work History
Copy Chief at Redbook
Senior Copy Editor at the College Board
Copy Editor at TV Guide
Computer Skills
Microsoft Word, QuarkXPress, QPS Copydesk, InCopy, InDesign
Laptop, printer, fax.
Foreign Language Skills
I speak and proofread Spanish.
References available upon request.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I have a driver's license.