Sophia Dembling

Dallas, TX USA
Website: http://www.sophiadembling.com
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Professional Experience

I'm a copy editor who makes even cranky writers happy. As a widely published writer, I've been edited enough to be sensitive to what to fix and when to step back, how to query without ruffling feathers, and the difference between fixing an author's words and changing his or her voice. I have edited fiction and nonfiction books, and the production editor with whom I work most often frequently hears from authors who are very happy with my work. I am certainly open to writing assignments as well, but look forward to more copy editing work to because I enjoy it and it gives my writing muscles a rest.

Expertise

Book Author
12 Years
Copy Editor
23 Years
Writer
27 Years

Specialty

Fiction
4 Years
Health
23 Years
Travel
23 Years

Industries


Book Publishing Consumer
13 Years
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
20 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
30 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

30 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Dallas Morning News (10+), St. Martin's Press (6-10), AOL Travel (new site) (1-2), Psychology Today (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Praesidium Inc. (10+)

Other Work History

Former writer/editor with The Dallas Morning News

Computer Skills

Word, Windows 7

References

Provided on request

Work Samples

General

(Wells Fargo Conversations 5/27/2012)
An article introducing well-heeled investors to photography as an art form to collect.
(AOL Travel 3/7/2013)
An article and slideshow about interesting architecture in Cleveland, Ohio
(World Hum 7/16/2010)
A narrated slideshow recounting the Greyhound bus trips that made me a travel writer.
(Spirit 5/1/2009)
In the Facebook era, our past is just a few clicks away. This article looks at the benefits (and some risks) of nostalgia.
(GradPSYCH (APA) 11/1/2011)
An article about self-promotion aimed at graduate students in psychology.