Sarah Vogelsong

Richmond, VA USA

Professional Experience

I am a thorough, clear, and concise editor and writer whose work has primarily focused on education, political science, and policy, although it has also crossed over into the hard sciences and medicine. As an editor, I am accustomed to editing, copyediting, and proofreading not only analytical, data-heavy writing, but also more informal articles and books that aim to engage a broader audience and professional material such as announcements, short biographical statements, brief event summaries, and press releases. As a writer, my main interests lie in the areas of politics (particularly issues concerning the District of Columbia) and foreign policy. My work strives to bring together different areas of interest, such as the sciences, art, and politics, to present a broad picture of the subject at hand. In the past two years, I have mainly written book reviews.


Copy Editor
3 Years
3 Years
2 Years


Books & Literature
2 Years
3 Years
2 Years


Academia Other
3 Years
Academia Teaching
3 Years
Association publication
2 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

3 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Taylor & Francis Publishers (10+), Oxford University Press (3-5), Matthews Media Group (1-2), Neworld Review (6-10)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

University of Delaware (1-2)

Other Work History

American Political Science Association, managing editor, "PS: Political Science and Politics"; Heldref Publications, managing editor, "Arts Education Policy Review" and "The Clearing House"

Technical Skills

photo editing, page layout, manuscript database work

Foreign Language Skills

French, basic Spanish, Biblical Hebrew (written, not spoken)

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office, basic HTML, Adobe PhotoShop, InDesign, and Illustrator, Manuscript Central, Editorial Manager, Mac and PC proficient


laptop, digital camera


Robert J-P. Hauck, American Political Science Association; Jim DiStefano, Taylor& Francis Publishers; Fred Beauford, Neworld Review


Writing Samples

Review of Barbara Kingsolver's "The Lacuna" for The Neworld Review
Review of "Under the Sun: The Letters of Bruce Chatwin" (ed. by Elizabeth Chatwin and Nicholas Shakespeare) for The Neworld Review
This write-up and analysis of a court decision involving Pfizer was commissioned although ultimately not used by a Richmond, VA, social media group in December 2009.

Editing/Layout Samples

I gathered and copyedited all material, wrote all the short biographies on the first and second pages, and laid out the section


Article I copyedited for the October 2010 issue of "PS: Political Science and Politics"
Article on human rights abuses and counterterrorism that I copyedited for the July 2010 issue of "PS: Political Science and Politics"