Denise Foster

Fostered Creativity, LLC

I am a freelance copy editor, proofreader, and production artist with more than 10 years of experience in publishing.

I specialize in scholarly nonfiction publications, particularly in the fields of social sciences, humanities, applied sciences, life sciences, and education. I primarily edit and proofread peer-reviewed scholarly journals and nonfiction trade books.

I am also highly skilled in page layout and desktop publishing, helping to produce scholarly journals, books, white papers, and reports.


  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • eXtyles (Inera)
  • MathType
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Typefi

I am also familiar with XML, HTML, and CSS.


My past and current clients include:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • American Mathematical Society
  • American Psychological Association (APA) [for Cenveo Publisher Services]
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) [for Lumina Datamatics]
  • Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)
  • Ave Maria Press
  • Begell House
  • Editage (CACTUS Communications)
  • Fairview Health Services
  • Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy
  • MPS North America
  • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Press
  • Optical Society of America [for Lumina Datamatics]
  • Out of House Publishing
  • Pearson Technology Group
  • Penn State University Press
  • RosettaBooks
  • Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME)
  • Taylor & Francis [for Apex CoVantage]
  • Wiley


I am familiar with the following style guides:

  • AMA Manual of Style
  • APA Publication Manual
  • The Chicago Manual of Style
  • MLA Handbook

Warren, MI


More information: View PDF file

Years in the field: 13
Years freelancing: 5


Denise Foster