Cheri Dellelo

Freelance Editor & Writer

CONTACT INFORMATION


DESCRIPTION of SERVICES

DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING

  • Assess early-version manuscript to determine market appropriateness and potential
  • Line edit early-version manuscript to achieve clarity and flow and to ensure tone, style, and level are consistent; critical information and terms are present; claims are supported; organization is logical; and concepts are fully developed
  • Analyze market and competition and make recommendations for development strategy and resource allocation

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • Identify and contact content experts; solicit, consolidate, summarize, and analyze reviews of draft material; and provide directives to editors/authors based on results
  • Work one-on-one with authors to ensure completion of project objectives (i.e., schedules, manuscript specifications, etc.)
  • Prepare final manuscript for release to production

WRITING

  • Articles
  • Pedagogical features (e.g., boxes, activities, questions)
  • Blogs (see my Open Salon blog for writing samples.)
  • Promotional copy

PROOFREADING

  • Check manuscript for spelling/typo and formatting errors, blind or against original document.
  • Familiar with APA, MLA, and Chicago Manual of style, but can follow any house style guidelines

COPYEDITING

  • Render manuscript clear, correct, concise, comprehensible, and consistent (i.e., edit to correct grammar, usage, and punctuation errors; eliminate repetitious passages and clichés; and ensure the consistency of formatting and diction).
  • Familiar with APA, MLA, and Chicago Manual of style, but can follow any house style guidelines

CONSULTING

  • Advice for textbook publishers and authors:
    • Industry and psychology discipline insights and trends
    • Project analysis, feedback, and guidance
    • Referrals