Edward W Batchelder
Correct/ed Text—Writing and Editing
I’ve worked as an editor, proofreader, writer, and fact checker since the late 1980s—starting as an editorial assistant and manuscript reviewer for Houghton Mifflin while also pitching stories as a journalist, covering everything from Boston’s nursing shortage to local theater.
Since then, I’ve only widened my interests as an editor and writer—I’ve worked as a legal and business proofreader and managed a neighborhood newspaper in NYC; produced a guide to graduate school for the academic journal Lingua Franca and edited a syndicated monthly column on motorcycling. I’ve also published travel articles, covered several political upheavals, and reviewed jazz and experimental music. I’ve also taught both German and English as a Second Language.
Over the last 20 years I have increasingly focusing on editing—working on both trade nonfiction and fiction as well as scholarly manuscripts and corporate communications. I most enjoy working directly with authors, particularly when it involves substantive editing—really grappling with the structure and the execution of a manuscript to bring it to its highest possible level.
Cell phone: 716-292-2058
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Years in the field: 35
Years freelancing: 20