I’ve been the managing editor or content manager of newspapers, magazines, websites, print and electronic newsletters, and convention show dailies for 20 years. I am well-versed in Associated Press (AP) style, and I attend the annual conference of ACES–the Society for Editing every year to keep up on the latest editing and style guidelines and grammar rules.

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I’ve led the production of award-winning membership association newsletters and magazines for nearly 20 years. Need a new leader for your publication? Or perhaps you only need someone to keep the publication going after your editor recently left or went on temporary leave.

I’m available on a permanent or temporary basis to lead your publication from each issue’s concept to finished product, which will include working with your staff and freelancers to develop articles and with your art director and print team to design and finalize the publication. I typically develop a project fee for managing editing.

“Melanie is a meticulous editor with a thorough expertise in grammar, punctuation, style and what just sounds good on the page. She beats every deadline and is friendly and fun. Just the eagle-eyed team member we were looking for.”
Kim Fernandez, editor, The Parking Professional magazine