Editing (developmental, substantive, line)
Editorial project management
Manuscript or proposal critique
My experience includes both in-house and freelance work in educational publishing, children's publishing (fiction and nonfiction), curriculum, journalism, research, fact-checking, and Chicago Manual of Style.
I love to learn new things and can probably support you with writing and editing assignments beyond those listed above. Tell me about your project and let’s see if I can help.
Editor, editorial manager, and journalist with twenty years of in-house and freelance publishing experience, including ideation, product development, project management, and mentoring. Passionate about clarity, the editorial process, elevating unheard voices, and making the world a better place through books.
Specializing in nonfiction and educational content for kids and young adults, with an affinity for most topics strange or surprising.
President, Minnesota Book Publishers Roundtable (2021–2022)
MA International Journalism, Cardiff University
BA English, University of Iowa
Introduction to Developmental Editing, University of Chicago Graham School
Basic Manuscript Editing, University of Chicago Graham School
“I consider myself fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Ashley both as an on-staff editor and as a contract writer. Ashley brings a high level of professionalism to her work and is always a pleasure to work with. Her editing and writing skills are superior and her work is submitted on time, which is very important in the educational publishing world. She is flexible and willing to go beyond to help out with projects when additional work is needed. I would highly recommend Ashley for any editing or writing projects!”
—Brenda Owens, Director of Content Management ELA, Carnegie Learning
“From big-picture editorial direction to line edits, Ashley is a brilliant and kind editor! I would leap to work with her again.”
—Lee Wind, author of No Way, They Were Gay: Hidden Lives and Secret Loves,
a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
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