GdS Editorial Services
Copy, line, and developmental editing for writers, publishers, media companies, nonprofit agencies, and service providers
GdS Editorial Services provides expert editing and writing services to authors, publishers, media companies, nonprofit agencies and service providers (medical offices, legal practices, accountancies).
Services include basic copy editing, line editing (including re-write), and developmental editing (organizing and structuring both new and existing work, ensuring continuity and logical flow, and re-writing).
I work with many style guides -- Chicago, MLA, AP, New York Times, as well as UK (Butcher's/Cambridge). I edit and proofread using Microsoft's "track changes" function and Adobe Acrobat's editing tools.
I have a Certificate in Editing from Poynter News University/American Copy Editors Society and am a member of the American Copy Editors Society (ACES), the Professional Editors Network (PEN), the Editorial Freelancers Association(EFA), and the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC).
I also am a writer who has published books, articles, essays, and reviews, so I will be sensitive to your style and tone, helping you to say what you want to say as effectively as possible.
Visit my Authors Guild website to see samples of my published writing.
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GdS Editorial Services was founded by George de Stefano in 2013. He has more than 25 years of experience in media and journalism, academic publishing, corporate communications, and public and private agencies.
George de Stefano has edited nonfiction books for major trade and academic publishers.
Some of his editing credits:
The Nation Books
Cambridge University Press
Action against Hunger (nongovernmental organization)
United Nations World Food Programme
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
As a senior editor with the New York City Health Department, he developed, edited and wrote publications for the public, health care professionals, and other audiences: scientific and progress reports, brochures, fact sheets, and manuals. The publications provided vital information to literally millions, in NYC and beyond.
He also is a published author whose nonfiction book, An Offer We Can't Refuse: The Mafia in the Mind of America (Farrar, Straus, Giroux) examines America's enduring fascination with organized crime as depicted in popular culture. The book received numerous positive reviews from such publications as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Publishers Weekly, and Kirkus Reviews.
His essays and articles have been published in many other academic and trade books and online.