"Mark Steven Long's careful copy editing spared me from many pitfalls, factual and linguistic."
—John E. Morris, "Subway"
"Virtuoso copy editing"—Blake Gopnik, "Warhol"
"Very detailed and thorough" —James Rosebush, "True Reagan"
"A great copyediting job" —David Baldacci, "The Guilty"
"An author's dream copy editor" —Margaret Mallory, "The Sinner"
I freelance as both a copy editor and a proofreader on fiction, general and trade nonfiction, textbooks, educational and reference books. Titles I have worked on include Warhol by Blake Gopnik; Apropos of Nothing by Woody Allen; Russian Roulette by Michael Isikoff and David Corn; My War Criminal by Jessica Stern; Hacks by Donna Brazile; The Daily Show (The Book); Cheech Is Not My Real Name by Richard "Cheech" Marin; True Reagan by James Rosebush; other titles by Michael Moore, David Baldacci, and Serena Williams. My clients include Hachette Book Group (Grand Central, Twelve, Orbit, etc.), HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, Scholastic.
Books & Literature
Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
Book Publishing Trade/B2B
Book Publishing Consumer
Total Media Industry Experience
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Harlequin (10+), Simon & Schuster (6-10), Hachette Book Group (10+), Penguin Random House (10+), St. Martins Press (10+), becker&mayer! (6-10), John Wiley & Sons (6-10), HarperCollins (10+), SPi Global (1-2), The Strand Magazine (1-2), Disney (Hyperion, Marvel Press) (10+), Girl Friday Productions (6-10)
Other Work History
I have also worked full-time as a production editor for St. Martin's Press, John Wiley & Sons, and Oxford University Press, among others.
Windows XP, Vista
Nominated for a Pushcart Prize for the short story "The Nutbob Stories"