Mark Steven Long

New York, NY USA

Professional Experience

"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 Drinking in America by Susan Cheever; The Way Forward by Rep. Paul Ryan; Everybody's Got Something by Robin Roberts; Uganda Be Kidding Me by Chelsea Handler; Stronger by Jeff Bauman (Boston Marathon); The Message (Obama reelection) by Richard Wolffe; other titles by T. D. Jakes, Michael Moore, David Baldacci, the E Street Band's Clarence Clemons, and Serena Williams. My clients include Hachette Book Group (Grand Central, Twelve, Orbit, etc.), HarperCollins, The Strand Magazine, John Wiley & Sons, Penguin/Grosset and Dunlap, Triumph Learning, Wharton Business School, Scholastic, Harlequin. I am familiar with The Chicago Manual of Style, Merriam-Websters, and Words into Type.


Copy Editor
20 Years
Other, Specify
20 Years


Books & Literature
28 Years


Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
5 Years
Book Publishing Trade/B2B
7 Years
Book Publishing Consumer
17 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

28 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Harlequin (10+), Simon & Schuster (6-10), Hachette Book Group (10+), Penguin/Grosset and Dunlap (10+), St. Martin's Press (10+), becker&mayer! (6-10), John Wiley & Sons (6-10), HarperCollins (3-5), SPi Global (1-2), The Strand Magazine (1-2)

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.

Technical Skills

PDF editing

Computer Skills

Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Windows XP, Vista Macintosh


Nominated for a Pushcart Prize for the short story "The Nutbob Stories"