Jeffery Lindholm

3 Sunnyside Terrace Montpelier, VT 05602 USA
Website: http://

Professional Experience

I have more than 30 years' experience writing and editing in the seemingly unrelated fields of health care and music. As a freelancer, I have done production editing for medical and science journals and book copy editing on subjects such as global warming, the Federal Reserve, African-American folklore, alien visits to Earth, and monster movies. From 1986 to 2004, I worked in the University of Virginia Health System's Office of Marketing and Communications, where I edited the hospital's community newsletter, wrote Web content and radio PSAs, and edited annual reports. I played baritone sax in my high school jazz ensemble and later with the musicians who became 10,000 Maniacs. I have written about folk, rock, Swedish folk-rock, jazz, blues, country, gospel, and reggae music for Dirty Linen magazine and other publications since 1982.


Copy Editor
9 Years
32 Years
32 Years


Books & Literature
9 Years
29 Years
32 Years


Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
17 Years
Academia Other
17 Years
Book Publishing Consumer
9 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

32 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Journal of Neurosurgery (10+), Inner Traditions book publisher (10+), Driftwood, Web-based music magazine (6-10), Goddard College (3-5)

Other Work History

Freelance Writer/Editor (2004 to Present) Copyedit books for Greenwood Press/Capital City Press and Inner Traditions/Bear & Company, including books on alternative medicine, the history of monster movies, African-American folklore, and an encyclopedia of hairstyles Copyedit articles for medical and scientific journals, including Journal of Neurosurgery, Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Write book, video, and album reviews related to popular music. Public Relations Writer/Editor, University of Virginia (1986 to 2004) Created, edited, and wrote for a health-and-wellness community newsletter, a magazine for physicians, patient-information pamphlets, annual reports, and other publications Wrote about technical and medical topics in a clear voice for a general audience Scheduled projects and assured delivery of publications Supervised writers, designers and photographers

Technical Skills

Photography (digital and conventional film)

Computer Skills

Word, OS 10, Windows, Dreamweaver


Apple laptop computer Digital camera and film photography


Maureen Wellen: Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia, (434) 924-7053 (former supervisor at UVa Marketing and Communications) David Catell-Gordon: former director of outreach, psychosocial services, and cancer control, University of Virginia Cancer Center,, (434) 982-4234 Jo Ann Eliason: Journal of Neurosurgery,, (434) 982-1209


Circle of Excellence Award, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, for "At the Forefront of the Field," Heart Center brochure, 1996 Best Articles of the Year, bronze medal, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, for Helix article on designer drugs, "Design for Dying," 1988.


Editorial Freelancers Association

Work Samples

Writing: Health and Wellness

(University of Vermont, The View 7/23/2017)
Article about the University of Vermont's standardized patient program, in which volunteers pretend to be patients and act out illnesses to help train medical students.
(University of Virginia Health Talk 7/23/2017)
Community newsletter article about heartburn--how it affects us and what we can do about it, for the University of Virginia Health Center's community newsletter, Health Talk

Book Copyediting

(Praeger/Greenwood Publishing Group 7/23/2017)
History of the Federal Reserve, from financial, political, and social angles, and written for a general audience.
(Inner Traditions/Bear & Company 7/23/2017)
A manual for understanding the anatomical and emotional components of posture in order to heal chronic pain
(Inner Traditions/Bear & Company 7/23/2017)
The Dogon people of Mali, West Africa, are famous for their unique art and advanced cosmology. This book offers a detailed look at the parallels between Dogon mythical narratives and scientific concepts from atomic theory to quantum theory and string theory.
(Inner Traditions 3/1/2011)
Book on the health and nutrition values of eating a "primal diet"; that is, a more meat-based diet, focusing on foods that were available to primitive mankind, before agriculture and definitely before processed foods and preservatives.

Music Reviews

(Driftwood magazine 1/1/2012)
Review of the album "Sweetheart of the Sun" by the reunited '80s new wave band.
(Rootsworld magazine 12/1/2013)
Review of live CD by folk musician Ry Cooder and a 10-piece Mexican brass band.

Copy Editing: Scientific Journals

(Neurosurgical Focus 7/23/2017)
An article that I copy edited for Neurosurgical Focus, the online journal of the Journal of Neurosurgery. The article was written by Florence Lefranc, M.D., Ph.D., and Robert Kiss, Ph.D., from Erasme University Hospital and the Free University of Brussels, Belgium.
(Journal of Neurosurgery 7/23/2017)
An article that I copy edited for the Journal of Neurosurgery. Written by researchers from the Department of Neurosurgery and Institute for Transplantation Diagnostics and Cell Therapeutics, Heinrich-Heine-University Medical Center, Dusseldorf, Germany.

Book Reviews

(Driftwood magazine 5/1/2011)
Review of "The Austin Chronicle Music Anthology," edited by Austin Powell and Doug Freeman. The book, published by the University of Texas Press, collects articles on music and culture in general from the Austin Chronicle, a weekly alternative newspaper, to celebrate the paper's 30th anniversary.
(Driftwood magazine 12/1/2011)
Review of "Flying Saucers Rock and Roll: Conversations with Unjustly Obscure Rock n Roll Eccentrics," edited by Jake Austen. The book, published by Duke University Press, reprints extensive interviews with oddballs from the fringes of popular music.