Alison Dotson

Minneapolis, MN USA

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.


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


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


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

Total Media Industry Experience

14 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Editor\'s Inc. (2), Redleaf Press (4), Milkweed Editions (1), Quayside Publishing Group (4), Red Line Editorial (4), Peggy Lauritsen Design Group (4), Hachette Book Group (3), Keybridge Communications (4), Search Institute (3), MedLearn (3), Greenhaven Press (4), Sociological Abstracts (4), Free Spirit Publishing (1)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)


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


Laptop, Adobe Acrobat Pro

Work Samples


(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)