Sophia Dembling

Dallas, TX USA

Professional Experience

I'm a copy editor who makes even cranky writers happy. As a widely published writer, I've been edited enough to be sensitive to what to fix and when to step back, how to query without ruffling feathers, and the difference between fixing an author's words and changing his or her voice. I have edited fiction and nonfiction books, and the production editor with whom I work most often frequently hears from authors who are very happy with my work. I am certainly open to writing assignments as well, but look forward to more copy editing work to because I enjoy it and it gives my writing muscles a rest.


Book Author
12 Years
Copy Editor
23 Years
27 Years


4 Years
23 Years
23 Years


Book Publishing Consumer
13 Years
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
20 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
30 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

30 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Dallas Morning News (10+), St. Martin's Press (6-10), AOL Travel (new site) (1-2), Psychology Today (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Praesidium Inc. (10+)

Other Work History

Former writer/editor with The Dallas Morning News

Computer Skills

Word, Windows 7


Provided on request



An article about self-promotion aimed at graduate students in psychology.
An article introducing well-heeled investors to photography as an art form to collect.
An article and slideshow about interesting architecture in Cleveland, Ohio
A narrated slideshow recounting the Greyhound bus trips that made me a travel writer.
In the Facebook era, our past is just a few clicks away. This article looks at the benefits (and some risks) of nostalgia.