Jeffery Lindholm

3 Sunnyside Terrace, Montpelier, VT 05602 USA
Website: http://

Professional Experience

I have more than 35 years' experience writing and editing, including the seemingly unrelated fields of health care and music. As a freelancer, I have done book copy editing and proofreading on subjects such as climate change, the Federal Reserve, African-American folklore, monster movies, and action-adventure fiction. I have also done production editing for medical and science journals. I worked in the University of Virginia Health System's Office of Marketing and Communications, where I wrote about medical 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.


Copy Editor
18 Years
38 Years
38 Years


Books & Literature
18 Years
22 Years
38 Years


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

Total Media Industry Experience

38 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

New Jersey Monthly magazine (1-2), 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 (2005 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 (1986-2004); 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.


Apple laptop computer, digital camera.


Arthur Maisel, Kensington Publishing Corp.,; Laird Scranton, author,, (518) 482-4508; Pat Soffel, sales administration manager (retired), New Jersey Monthly magazine,


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.


Editorial Freelancers Association


Book Copyediting

History of the Federal Reserve, from financial, political, and social angles, and written for a general audience.
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.
A humorous, cartoon-based examination of climate change that debunks the many arguments against the climate science that you might hear from your cranky uncle.
From publisher's website: "America is under fire. Multiple terror attacks have left the country reeling. . . . Freelance operative Jonathan Grave penetrates a terrorist cell to stop the detonation of total mayhem on home ground."

Copy Editing: Scientific Journals

An article that I copy edited for Neurosurgical Focus, the online journal of the Journal of Neurosurgery.
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.

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 HELIX the University of Virginia Health System's quarterly magazine.

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.