Mark Steven Long

New York, NY USA

Professional Experience

"Very detailed and thorough" —James Rosebush, "True Reagan" "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,


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
20 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), Disney/Hyperion (1-2), Girl Friday Productions (3-5)

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"