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Kristi G
Editor #2806
La Mesa, CA
Joined 1/16/2018
4 Star Rating
683 Projects
Kristi has a passion for writing and editing seamless, dynamic content in a variety of disciplines, including the science, professional, medical, and creative/arts sectors. She is enthusiastic about bringing content up to its highest potential, ensuring it is readable, compelling, and memorable.

For 14 years she worked in editorial roles at Elsevier, an international multimedia publishing business. Based in the Science & Technology Books division for more than a decade, she was ultimately a Senior Acquisitions Editor responsible for portfolios in Evolutionary and Organismal Biology; Animal Behavior; Biodiversity; and, previously, in Plant and Agricultural Sciences. Specific responsibilities included writing and preparing full project proposals, writing and editing marketing copy, building up a high-quality network of external authors and reviewers, and working collaboratively with colleagues across the business.

For three years within Elsevier Public Safety, she was an Associate Editor for JEMS (the Journal of Emergency Medical Services, an internationally-recognized paramedic/EMT magazine) and Homeland First Response, as well as Managing Editor for two other emergency medical services newsletters. On a daily basis she edited and proofed monthly columns and features, moving them from submission through design to publication. She also authored news articles published in JEMS and coordinated the monthly products section with reviewers, meanwhile fostering positive relationships with freelance writers, copy editors, designers, staff, and customers.

Prior to working at Elsevier, Kristi received her M.A. in Literature and Publishing from the National University of Ireland, Galway, with her thesis specializing in Marketing for the Publishing Industry.

She previously worked in the film industry in Los Angeles with responsibilities that included written/verbal analysis of screenplays, books, and manuscripts under consideration for film/television projects, as well as participation in creative meetings. More recently, she privately taught literature and literary analysis in small classes to independent high school and junior high students.

Kristi received her B.A. in Creative Writing (cum laude and Dean's List) from Pepperdine University and received the university's John Scott Douglas Scholarship for Creative Writing. She is grateful to have spent her sophomore year studying in Florence, Italy, through the university's year-abroad program.
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Specialties

Kristi has strong writing, editing, and copy-editing skills in a variety of contexts (marketing, business, publishing, academic, research, medical). She also has excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and organizational skills and full familiarity with desktop and mobile apps.

Interests

In her professional and personal life, Kristi enjoys finding “just the right word” for the most effective communication, and believes in the power of story and language. She also welcomes the opportunity to assist authors for whom English is not the primary language; she has had direct experience with editing and revising content by non-native speakers and has previously volunteered as an adult ESL tutor with Laubach Literacy Council.

She is passionate about reading and usually has far too many interesting books about to topple over on her nightstand.

Medical

156 Projects Completed

While an editor with the Journal of Emergency Medical Services and associated newsletters, Kristi regularly edited columns, product descriptions, and feature articles. Daily editing tasks included in-depth line editing, copy editing, and proofreading.

Publishing

75 Projects Completed

While a Senior Acquisitions Editor at Elsevier (Science and Technology publisher), Kristi regularly edited proposals and marketing copy. Through her years of experience she gained particular expertise in transforming content from externally submitted scientific proposals into accessible yet professional language.

Science

75 Projects Completed

While a Senior Acquisitions Editor at Elsevier (Science and Technology publisher), Kristi regularly edited proposals and marketing copy in multiple areas of Life Sciences. Through her years of experience she gained particular expertise in transforming content from externally submitted scientific proposals into accessible yet professional language. Kristi also attended many area-specific conferences and created comprehensive meeting reports and strategic documents for the relevant disciplines, including but not limited to Evolutionary Biology, Organismal Biology, Entomology, Marine Biology, Plant Sciences, Agriculture, and other topics in Life Sciences.

Agriculture

10 Projects Completed

While a Senior Acquisitions Editor at Elsevier (Science and Technology publisher), Kristi regularly edited proposals and marketing copy in multiple areas of Life Sciences, including Agricultural and Plant Sciences. Through her years of experience she gained particular expertise in transforming content from externally submitted scientific proposals into accessible yet professional language. Kristi also attended several conferences these areas, and created comprehensive meeting reports and strategic documents for the relevant disciplines.

Article

153 Projects Completed

As an editor with Elsevier Public Safety, Kristi performed daily editing tasks (including line editing, copy editing, and proofreading) for columns and feature articles in a monthly emergency medical services magazine and related newsletters.

Grant/Proposal

75 Projects Completed

A primary responsibility of Kristi's as a Senior Acquisitions Editor was creating and editing proposals for proposed book projects in her strategic portfolio, which included project descriptions, marketing content, competitive information, and sales/budgetary details. These proposals were presented to senior management for internal approval, leading to the production and eventual publication of the proposed work.

Product Description

60 Projects Completed

As an Associate Editor at Elsevier Public Safety, Kristi regularly edited and/or composed product descriptions from manufacturer specs, press releases, or other publicity materials for the special monthly products section of JEMS (Journal of Emergency Medical Services).

Newsletter Content

25 Projects Completed

At Elsevier Public Safety, Kristi was an Associate Editor for JEMS (the Journal of Emergency Services, an internationally-recognized paramedic/EMT magazine) and Homeland First Response, as well as Managing Editor for two other emergency medical services newsletters. On a daily basis she edited and proofed monthly columns and features, moving them from submission through design to publication.

Advertisement

15 Projects Completed

While a Senior Acquisitions Editor, Kristi reviewed and edited advertising content generated by the marketing department for her portfolio's publications.

Email Copy

12 Projects Completed

While a Senior Acquisitions Editor, Kristi reviewed and edited email blasts prior to their being launched by the marketing manager for her portfolio's publications.

Press Release

11 Projects Completed

While a Senior Acquisitions Editor, Kristi reviewed and edited press release content generated by the marketing/publicity departments for her portfolio's publications.

Banner Ad

10 Projects Completed

While a Senior Acquisitions Editor, Kristi reviewed content for banner ads generated by the marketing department for her portfolio's publications.

Catalog

6 Projects Completed

While a Senior Acquisitions Editor, Kristi reviewed and edited catalog content generated by the marketing department for her scientific portfolio's publications. While she was an Associate Editor at Elsevier Public Safety, Kristi composed and edited product descriptions for the Journal of Emergency Medical Services, a monthly magazine for paramedics and EMTs.

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