Nicole Hirschman

St. James, NY USA

Professional Experience

I can provide excellent work as a copy editor, proofreader, and typesetter. I have been a full-time freelance copy editor and typesetter for several years, and I am well equipped to handle all sorts of projects from my home office. I love all aspects of the production process, and I am very familiar with the ins and outs of this side of the business. My skills are complementary and allow me to anticipate and avoid many problems that can come up as a job travels from one stage to the next. I strive not only to provide high-quality work but also to keep in mind the needs of the other people who are involved with the project. I get tremendous satisfaction from working with quality people to produce quality materials.


Copy Editor
20 Years
2 Years
Other, Specify
16 Years


Books & Literature
20 Years


Professional Journal
7 Years
10 Years
Book Publishing Consumer
17 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

18 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

EngenderHealth (6-10), John Wiley & Sons (10+), LEADERS magazine (10+), McNeill Media Group (10+), PRO-ED, Inc. (10+), Routledge/Taylor & Francis Books (10+), Stylus Publishing, LLC (10+), Skyhorse Publishing (6-10), Everyday Health (6-10), Potomac Books (10+)

Other Work History

Routledge/Taylor & Francis Books: production editor (2/2003 to 4/2003) PRO-ED, Inc.: typesetter (2/2001 to 10/2002) Sage Publications: proofreader, typesetter (12/1997 to 3/2000)

Computer Skills

I have been using Mac OS X for 17 years. I am also comfortable with Windows. I am very familiar with InDesign, Microsoft Office, Suitcase, and various Internet browsers. I have a working knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator.


iMac computer; MacBook Pro laptop; HP Color LaserJet CP1518ni color laser printer; Canon CS5600F color image scanner; Nikon D90 digital camera; Seagate external hard drive; Adobe InDesign (CS5), Photoshop (CS3), and Illustrator (CS3); Microsoft Word for Mac 2011; Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac; Acrobat 8 Professional; Extensis Suitcase Fusion font management; Markzware Q2ID v3 plugin (to convert Quark files to InDesign files); Wacom tablet and pencil tool; the standard Merriam Webster's dictionary and APA, Chicago, and AP manuals and various other reference materials, including a subscription to "Copyediting" newsletter


I will provide references and work samples if requested.