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About Linda Maxie


As a retired librarian with decades of experience in readers’ advisory, I understand what readers want. My copyediting specialty is nonfiction manuscripts. I also have professional experience in website editing. 

Linda Maxie

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Where was I educated ?

I have a Bachelor of Science in Library Science and Educational Media with a minor in English from James Madison University. I also have a Master of Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

How will We work together ?

Working with me is a simple three-step process. First, fill out the contact form. I will request a sample of your work. Next, meet with me by a phone call or the app of your choice to discuss the level of editing required, time constraints, and pricing. Finally, we’ll sign a contract and I will begin work. 

What Editing Training do I have ?

I have a copyediting certificate from the University of California, San Diego

I have completed coursework in editing digital content from UCSD.

How will the editing be done?

I prefer to work with Microsoft Word using the Track Changes feature. I will be happy to coach you if you are not familiar with how it works. I will do one round of edits and send them to you for feedback. Once I receive your feedback, I will clean up the manuscript for you. 

We can discuss other word processing software should you prefer it. 

What editing experience do i have ?

I have years of experience both writing and editing newsletters at previous employment as a high school librarian. My experience also includes a book of local history and academic papers. Currently, I am employed as a project editor for Verblio.

How much will it cost ?

A definite figure is impossible to supply without first seeing your project. The length of the project, the type of editing needed or sought, and the amount of time in which to work will all factor into the price. I will not begin work until we agree on a mutually acceptable price range.

Library Lin’s Story

For me, reading is enchanting. Even as a preschool-aged child, I loved to look through books. Once I learned to read, there was no stopping me. And from the beginning, I preferred nonfiction. 

In high school, I enjoyed reading over my classmates’ papers to check for errors and satisfactory flow. In college, I decided to major in Library Science with a minor in English. Later, I earned a Master of Library Science. I enjoyed my time working in libraries and gained invaluable knowledge of books and readers. 

After leaving the library, I was looking for part-time work. Editing words seemed like the best fit for me. So I went back to school and earned a certificate in copyediting through the University of California, San Diego.

I still love to read and my interests vary widely. I’ve read in-depth on social issues, spirituality, religion, history, health, literature, and psychology. In fact, I’m working on a reference book manuscript about nonfiction books in my spare time. So, not only do I understand the need to be intelligible to readers, I understand the difficulty in writing to communicate clearly and succinctly.

I  currently work as a project editor with Verblio. This gives me valuable insights into writing and editing for a digital environment. If you work with me, the second pair of eyes on your manuscript or website will belong to someone who understands your needs and who is trained to meet them.