Jeffery Lindholm

3 Sunnyside Terrace Montpelier, VT 05602 USA
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Professional Experience

I have more than 30 years' experience writing and editing in the seemingly unrelated fields of health care and music. As a freelancer, I have done book copy editing on subjects such as global warming, the Federal Reserve, African-American folklore, alien visits to Earth, and monster movies. I have also done production editing for medical and science journals. From 1986 to 2004, I worked in the University of Virginia Health System's Office of Marketing and Communications, where I wrote about medial treatment and research for a variety of publications, including patient-information brochures. I also wrote Web content and radio PSAs, and edited annual reports. I played saxophone in my high school jazz ensemble and later with the musicians who became 10,000 Maniacs. I have written magazine and newspaper reviews and articles about many types of music, including folk, rock, Swedish folk-rock, jazz, blues, country, gospel, and reggae.

Expertise

Copy Editor
14 Years
Writer
37 Years
Editor
36 Years

Specialty

Books & Literature
14 Years
Health
33 Years
Music
37 Years

Industries


Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
17 Years
Academia Other
17 Years
Book Publishing Consumer
14 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

37 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington, VT (3-5), Inner Traditions book publisher (10+), Kensington Publishing Corp. (3-5)

Other Work History

Book Copy Editor for Greenwood Press/Capital City Press, Inner Traditions/Bear & Company, Kensington Publishing/Citadel Press, and China's People's Medical Publishing House, including books on alternative medicine, the history of monster movies, African-American folklore, and an encyclopedia of hairstyles (2004 to Present); Production Editor for medical and scientific journals, including Journal of Neurosurgery, Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2008-2014); Contributing Writer, Dirty Linen music magazine (1991-2010;. Public Relations Writer/Editor, University of Virginia, for health-and-wellness community newsletter, magazine for physicians, patient-information pamphlets, annual reports, and other publications (1986 to 2004); Music Editor, ThroTTle magazine, Richmond, Va. (1983-1986).

Technical Skills

Photography (digital and conventional film); audio recording and radio production.

Computer Skills

Computers (Mac and PC), printers, scanner, digital photography.

Equipment

Apple laptop computer, digital camera.

References

Eliza Burns, Inner Traditions book publisher, elizab@innertraditions.com, 1-800-246-8648; Laird Scranton, author, scrantonlr@aol.com, (518) 482-4508; Jo Ann Eliason: Journal of Neurosurgery, jeliason@thejns.org, (434) 982-1209

Awards

Circle of Excellence Award, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, for "At the Forefront of the Field," Heart Center brochure, 1996 Best Articles of the Year, bronze medal, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, for Helix article on designer drugs, "Design for Dying," 1988.

Associations

Editorial Freelancers Association

Work Samples

Book Copyediting

History of the Federal Reserve, from financial, political, and social angles, and written for a general audience.
A manual for understanding the anatomical and emotional components of posture in order to heal chronic pain
The Dogon people of Mali, West Africa, are famous for their unique art and advanced cosmology. This book offers a detailed look at the parallels between Dogon mythical narratives and scientific concepts from atomic theory to quantum theory and string theory.
This memoir recounts the journey of Abd al Malik, born in France to a family from the Congo, who goes from street crime to fundamentalist Islam, but whose love of music leads him to study with a Sufi master musician, and finally to fame as a rapper who sings of love and joy.

Writing: Health and Wellness

Article for medical professionals about new treatments for tinnitus (ringing in the ears) at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center. Published in HELIX, the center's quarterly magazine.
Overview of the history of acupuncture as a traditional medical treatment in Asia and its steady progress into the mainstream as an alternative treatment in the West in recent years. From "Heilx," the University of Virginia Health System's quarterly magazine.

Copy Editing: Scientific Journals

An article that I copy edited for Neurosurgical Focus, the online journal of the Journal of Neurosurgery. The article was written by Florence Lefranc, M.D., Ph.D., and Robert Kiss, Ph.D., from Erasme University Hospital and the Free University of Brussels, Belgium.
An article that I copy edited for the Journal of Neurosurgery. Written by researchers from the Department of Neurosurgery and Institute for Transplantation Diagnostics and Cell Therapeutics, Heinrich-Heine-University Medical Center, Dusseldorf, Germany.

Music Reviews

Review of album by Leon Russell for Rootsworld, an online music publication.
Review of live CD by folk musician Ry Cooder and a 10-piece Mexican brass band.