Will Tyler

Chicago, IL USA
Website: http://www.tylereditorial.com/resume-2/

Professional Experience

Scholarly copy editor, proofreader, and copy writer. I specialize in fiction and literature, but I read other subjects as well, including religious studies, history, and politics. In addition to four years of freelancing, I have three years of in-house experience with university presses and journals. I write book jacket and catalog copy for Southern Illinois University Press, where I also created advertising campaigns and ran the book awards division while serving as a marketing assistant. My recent projects include * The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons by Heather A. Slomski * Family Feeling by Jean Ross Justice * Congotronic by Shane Book * India’s Organic Farming Revolution by Sapna Thottahil * Religion and Women in Britain, c. 1660–1760 edited by Sarah Apetrei and Hannah Smith * Literature and the Encounter with God in Post-Reformation England by Michael Martin * Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi by Richard Rohr


Copy Editor
4 Years
2 Years
3 Years


Arts & Humanities
6 Years
Books & Literature
9 Years
3 Years


Academia Teaching
7 Years
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
3 Years
Book Publishing Consumer
3 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

9 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Franciscan Media (10+), University Press of Kansas (1-2), University of Iowa Press (10+), Pauline Books & Media (3-5), Southern Illinois University Press (3-5), The Strand Magazine (1-2), Ashgate Publishing (10+)

Other Work History

Southern Illinois University Press, Editorial and Marketing Assistant Crab Orchard Review, Assistant Editor American Literary Review, Assistant Editor

Technical Skills

Copyediting, Proofreading, Copy writing, Web Content Editing

Computer Skills

Word, Adobe CS software--Macintosh and PC


Laptop, Samsung Galaxy S5, Microsoft Word, Adobe CS software

Work Permits & Visas

Citizen of U.S.


2010 Ruth Lilly Fellowship Finalist 2009 Academy of American Poets Prize, Honorable Mention


Editorial Freelancers' Association Media Bistro AvantGuild