Resume

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HEATHER F. TAYLOR

Blue Heron Images and Words

 

1469 Windmill Hill Road South                                                                                                                                 802-451-6340

Putney VT 05346                                                                                                           blueheronimagesandwords@gmail.com

 

• Copy editing     • Writing

• Proofreading    • Fact-checking

• Consulting and coaching for writers

 

Editing Manager                                                                                                                                                2014–present

For Leon Smith Publishing and its imprints (YouSpeakIt Books, Babypie Publishing), manage team of six to ten editors: hire, train, assign and review their work, provide feedback. Create systems for work flow, develop and maintain stylesheet, communicate with authors. Advise owners of potential issues and suggested solutions (e.g., plagiarized texts, placement of graphics).

Freelance Copy Editor                                                                                                                                      2011–present

Working with individuals, publishers, and organizations to craft clear, powerful content. Editing manager for Leon Smith Publishing and imprints since 2015. Clients include Shelburne Farms (Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Kids; A Park for Every Classroom; New School Cuisine), 1984 Publishing, and individuals (projects ranging from a young adult novel, to web content and promotional materials for a small business, to articles for freelance author published in Scientific American and Discover magazines). Using Chicago Manual of Style, AP, and APA guides. Comfortable working electronically or in hard copy.

 

Editor, Connect                                                                                                                                                       2001–2012

Connect magazine ran for twenty-five years as a journal of teachers’ innovations in K–8 science, math, and technology. As editor, I conducted author searches; copy edited articles; created content, including articles, photos, and illustrations; designed flow of each issue and the arc of the publishing year; fact-checked; collaborated with authors, graphic artist, proofreader, and printers; created and maintained web content, including lesson plans and blog. Began as associate editor; promoted to editor in 2007.

 

Other Experience

Blogging, social networking, and updating website for synergylearning.org, 2010–2012.

Editor/Co-designer of Marlboro Morris Ale program (full color, 28-page booklet), Marlboro, VT, 2009–2012.

Earth Bridge Community Land Trust Newsletter, VT and NH, 2000–2003, online 2014-2017.

Participant in workshops and retreats for writers, Putney and Brattleboro, VT, 1998–present.

 

Selective Publications/Readings

Connect: articles listed at synergylearning.org [website no longer active].

Authored several essays published in Write Action’s anthologies, Brattleboro, VT; and Chrysalis, anthology of  

          the Swedenborg Foundation.

Various public readings of essays in Putney and Brattleboro, VT, 2001–2005.

 

Education

           2013 Certificate in Copy Editing, Professional Programs, Emerson College, Boston, MA.

1991 MEd, Early Childhood and Elementary Education,
          Antioch New England Graduate School, Keene, NH.

           1987 BFA, Selective Studies in Drawing,

                     Syracuse University College of Visual & Performing Arts, Syracuse, NY.

 

References and portfolio available upon request