Alison Dotson

Minneapolis, MN USA

Professional Experience

I am an unforgiving stickler for grammar, consistent style, and a clean layout. For the past 14 years I've worked as a freelancer in the editorial field as a proofreader, copy editor, and writer, and indexer. The bulk of my experience is with nonfiction books and marketing and sales collateral; I've also worked with scholarly articles and medical content, Web content, lifestyle articles, and fiction books. I am a freelancer because I thrive on variety and love taking on new and challenging projects. I would love to hear from you and see how we might be able to work together to arrive at a fantastic end product.


Copy Editor
12 Years
Book Author
2 Years
Other, Specify
14 Years


Family, Children & Teenagers
6 Years
Books & Literature
14 Years
9 Years


Book Publishing Trade/B2B
14 Years
Marketing (firm) - Small to mid-sized corp. cl
3 Years
2 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

14 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Editor's Inc. (3-5), Redleaf Press (10+), Milkweed Editions (1-2), Quayside Publishing Group (10+), Red Line Editorial (10+), Peggy Lauritsen Design Group (10+), Hachette Book Group (6-10), Keybridge Communications (10+), Search Institute (6-10), MedLearn (6-10), Greenhaven Press (10+), Sociological Abstracts (10+), Free Spirit Publishing (1-2)

Other Work History

Hanley Wood Marketing: Proofreader/Copy Editor/Brand Advisor (2012 to present) Free Spirit Publishing: Proofreader/Copy Editor (2010 to 2012) Search Institute Press: Editor (2007 to 2009) Peggy Lauritsen Design Group: Proofreader (2005 to 2007) Merrill Corporation: Proofreader (2004 to 2005)

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, basic HTML and Web platforms


Laptop, Adobe Acrobat Pro