Ward Webber

In Your Words Editing

I have eight years’ experience as a full-time technical editor, copy editor, and proofreader for Microsoft, Microsoft Press, and Boeing. As a freelancer I have edited and proofread a wide variety of assignments including software user guides, programming guides, textbooks, computing and GIS technical books, magazine articles, doctoral dissertations, and even a role-playing game sourcebook. Work on those projects included developmental and substantive editing and rewriting, copyediting, proofreading, and preparation of tables of contents and reference lists.

I am skilled at applying APA style guidelines to academic papers and am familiar with the Chicago Manual of Style, Chicago’s Scientific Style and Format, and the Council of Science Editors Scientific Style and Format. I can work in Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat Pro, PowerPoint, Excel, or on paper.

I currently do freelance work for Innobuddy, a Beijing education company, editing science and technical journal articles written by Chinese scientists for publication in American journals. I have edited over 200 papers for them.

I have worked as a freelance copyeditor and proofreader for two publishers: Esri Press, publishing books about geographic information systems (http://esripress.esri.com/); and No Starch Press, publishing books about computing and computer languages (http://nostarch.com/). I have also copyedited course materials for MathWorks.

Some of the book manuscripts I have copyedited and proofread:

— Five titles for Esri Press as copyeditor and proofreader:
Getting to Know ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1
GIS Tutorial for Health
Python Scripting for ArcGIS
Getting to Know ArcGIS ModelBuilder
Understanding GIS: An ArcGIS Pro Project Workbook, 4th Edition

— Fifteen titles for No Starch Press as proofreader, including:
Think Like a Programmer: An Introduction to Creative Problem Solving
Python Scripting for ArcGIS
Practical Packet Analysis, 2nd Edition
Ubuntu Made Easy
Master Your Mac: Simple Ways to Tweak, Customize, and Secure OS X

Probabilistic Logic Networks: A Comprehensive Framework for Uncertain Inference (nonfiction book)—Springer Science+Business Media
A Heuristic for the Constrained One-Sided Two-Layered Crossing Reduction Problem for Dynamic Graph Layout (successful doctoral dissertation)
Dimensions of Mentoring Relationships in the Workplace:  A Holistic Perspective (successful doctoral dissertation)
Mentoring Women of Color for Leadership:  Do Barriers Exist? (successful doctoral dissertation)
The Mentee Experiences of Asian/Pacific Islander Women Working for the Army:  A Heuristic Inquiry (dissertation proposal)
The World of Avlis (role-playing game sourcebook)

I have an M.S. in Computing Technology from City University of Seattle and a B.A. in English from the University of British Columbia. I am a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association.

68859 Loop Dr. #1334
Hines, OR 97738

Cell phone: 15416614800

Email: wardwebber@centurylink.net

Years in the field: 8
Years freelancing: 10


Ward Webber