James C
Editor #2455
Parkersburg, WV
Joined 8/12/2017
4 Star Rating
981 Projects
Jim has spent his career straddling the ever-blurring line between editorial and marketing. His marketing experience includes exposure to organizations of all sizes. Jim combines this background with more than 10,000 hours of professional editing experience to deliver polished, carefully honed copy that yields measurable results.

Painstaking copy construction and editing are his hallmarks; he proudly admits to being “that guy” who somehow enjoys scouring a 140-page document and removing all the extra spaces between words.
Outdoor/Recreation
Gaming
Book
Marketing
Data Sheet
Article
Bio/Pharm
Email Copy
Newsletter Content

Specialties

Jim has extensive experience polishing manuscripts, news, and marketing copy for publication in accordance with both AP style and in-house branding standards. His areas of expertise include natural history, life science, medical, entertainment, and marketing content. He has a high degree of comfort working with scientific studies, industrial data sheets, and other technical subject matter.

Interests

An avid reader and aspiring novelist, Jim completed his first science fiction novel in 2017. He enjoys all manner of board games, computer games, and card games; he designs and publishes his own games as a hobby. He is a long-suffering Cleveland sports fan, but don't hold that against him.

Outdoor/Recreation

112 Projects Completed

Jim has extensive experience editing natural history material such as field guides / nature guides and other outdoor hobby publications. He has edited and contributed content for a number of nature magazines, books, newspapers, websites, and e-newsletters.

Bio/Pharm

60 Projects Completed

Jim has served for half a decade as a contributing editor to a life science / biopharmaceutical news publication. He fact-checks scientific subject matter, conducts interviews with primary sources, and translates technical "jargon" into plain language for a general audience.

Marketing

30 Projects Completed

No error is more painful than a mistake in marketing copy. Jim leverages his experience across multiple industries to ensure not only flawless copy but also ideal messaging that facilitates true understanding between a business and its customers.

Gaming

12 Projects Completed

As an enthusiastic hobby game designer, Jim has written and edited instruction manuals and game components for several of his own projects. He has also worked with several popular gaming websites as a reviewer and contributor.

Article

556 Projects Completed

In a magazine editor capacity for many years, Jim has evaluated and edited hundreds of articles for publication in nationally circulated magazines and digital content channels. His work ranges from light proofreading to substantive copy editing.

Newsletter Content

94 Projects Completed

Jim has reviewed and revised countless pieces of content for industry newsletters, both in print and email format. Jim knows that newsletter content should be "bite-sized" and engaging, and works with businesses to help their newsletters achieve the ideal mix of information and entertainment.

Email Copy

67 Projects Completed

How does one get an email recipient's attention without being obnoxious? Jim has years of experience crafting email subject lines and copy that pique recipients' curiosity while maintaining an authoritative and professional tone.

Data Sheet

35 Projects Completed

Accuracy is critical on data sheets, and Jim's attention to detail and eye for small inconsistencies make him a strong editor of technical information. He understands that data sheets need to be no-nonsense: brief, clear, and 100% accurate.

Book

15 Projects Completed

Jim has worked with several publishers as well as individual authors to provide robust copy editing for several books, ranging from nature guides to humor to historical fiction. Jim's approach is to leave as much of the author's original "voice" intact while correcting any issues with grammar or sentence structure that may hinder the reader's understanding.

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