Alison Dotson

Minneapolis, MN USA
Website: alisondotson.com
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Professional Experience

I am an unforgiving stickler for grammar, consistent style, and a clean layout. For the past 14 years I've worked as a freelancer in the editorial field as a proofreader, copy editor, and writer, and indexer. The bulk of my experience is with nonfiction books and marketing and sales collateral; I've also worked with scholarly articles and medical content, Web content, lifestyle articles, and fiction books. I am a freelancer because I thrive on variety and love taking on new and challenging projects. I would love to hear from you and see how we might be able to work together to arrive at a fantastic end product.

Expertise

Copy Editor
12 Years
Book Author
2 Years
Other, Specify
14 Years

Specialty

Family, Children & Teenagers
6 Years
Books & Literature
14 Years
Lifestyle
9 Years

Industries


Book Publishing Trade/B2B
14 Years
Marketing (firm) - Small to mid-sized corp. cl
3 Years
Nonprofit
2 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

14 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Editor's Inc. (3-5), Redleaf Press (10+), Milkweed Editions (1-2), Quayside Publishing Group (10+), Red Line Editorial (10+), Peggy Lauritsen Design Group (10+), Hachette Book Group (6-10), Keybridge Communications (10+), Search Institute (6-10), MedLearn (6-10), Greenhaven Press (10+), Sociological Abstracts (10+), Free Spirit Publishing (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

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Other Work History

Hanley Wood Marketing: Proofreader/Copy Editor/Brand Advisor (2012 to present) Free Spirit Publishing: Proofreader/Copy Editor (2010 to 2012) Search Institute Press: Editor (2007 to 2009) Peggy Lauritsen Design Group: Proofreader (2005 to 2007) Merrill Corporation: Proofreader (2004 to 2005)

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, basic HTML and Web platforms

Equipment

Laptop, Adobe Acrobat Pro

Work Samples

General

(Free Spirit Publishing Blog 3/10/2014)
(International OCD Foundation Blog 10/15/2013)
(Hanley Wood Marketing 2/19/2013)
(Keybridge Communications 1/29/2013)
(Keybridge Communications 5/14/2013)
(Keybridge Communications 1/8/2013)
(Keybridge Communications Blog 11/1/2012)
(Keybridge Communications Blog 10/16/2012)
(Keybridge Communications 12/4/2012)
(Hanley Wood Marketing Blog 12/6/2012)
(Keybridge Communciations 9/3/2013)
(Keybridge Communciations 2/4/2014)
(International OCD Foundation Blog 11/22/2013)
(Keybridge Communciations 11/12/2013)
(International OCD Foundation Blog 10/7/2013)
(International OCD Foundation Blog 6/21/2013)
(Hanley Wood Marketing Blog 2/12/2014)
(International OCD Foundation Blog 8/19/2013)
(Free Spirit Publishing Blog 6/22/2012)
(Free Spirit Publishing Blog 8/13/2012)
(International OCD Foundation 5/17/2013)
(Keybridge Communications 3/26/2013)