So … your manuscript is finished — congratulations!
But maybe you need a copy editor to catch the stray typo, a missing serial comma, that elusive misspelling?
Or … perhaps you’re looking for someone who can help with the overall flow of your manuscript, the “Big Picture”?
Or … that annual report needs a proofreader, a fresh pair of eyes to check the final copy against the original text and find formatting errors?
Or … you have all the right words for your project — but no graphic designer to turn it into a newsletter or Powerpoint presentation?
Or … if only you could find an illustrator to do diagrams, charts, and maps?
Hi — I’m Wynne Brown, a freelance writer, editor, and graphic designer. I’m a one-stop pre-publication shop, and I’m here to help.
As the author of three books, in addition to many newspaper and magazine articles, I’ve written on topics including science, health, history, trails, environmental issues, horses, travel, the Southwest, books, and more. My most recent book is The Forgotten Botanist: Sara Plummer Lemmon’s Life of Science and Art, released in November 2021 by University of Nebraska Press. (Click book cover for more information.)
As an editor, I worked for six years as a copy editor at a mid-size daily newspaper. I spent another ten years editing and developing teaching materials for middle school, high school, and undergraduate science instruction. Now I edit memoirs, prescriptive nonfiction, and novels. I’m comfortable editing either in Associated Press style or according to the Chicago Manual of Style.
I work with both large and small companies, including Hewlett-Packard, Carolina Biological Supply Company, Mayo Clinic, Golden Ink, Scripps Howard, Science Approach, and many others. I also work with individual authors who plan to submit their manuscripts to traditional publishers or who intend to publish their book independently.
Whatever your project, I look forward to hearing from you. And, if your project’s not a good fit for me, I’m happy to assist you in finding the help you need.
All images on this website are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced without written permission.
© 2021 by Wynne Brown. All rights reserved.