Completed projects

Here are some of the projects I’ve done, both on staff and on a freelance basis. (Yes, the list gets long after 15+ years—sorry about the scrolling—and this isn’t even everything!)

Reference, Educational, and Academic Titles

  • Encarta Encyclopedia (multiple authors; Microsoft Corporation, 1995-1998): Performed developmental and substantive editing of articles about literature, performing and visual arts, and sports. Major survey articles edited included: “History of Motion Pictures” (12,000 words), “Animation” (3500 words) “Radio and Television Broadcasting” (7000 words), “Russian Literature” (9000 words) “African Literature” (5000 words), and “Drama and Dramatic Arts” (12,000 words). Edited biographies included Leo Tolstoy, Feodor Dostoyevsky, Anton Chekhov. Also wrote media captions and some shorter articles (bios of Nobel winners Dario Fo and Wislawa Szymborska; “Theater of the Absurd”). Continual updating of existing articles in all areas of the humanities (visual and performing arts, literature, religion, music).
  • Encyclopedia of German Literature (multiple authors; Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000): Copyedited and fact-checked bibliographies.
  • Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd edition (multiple authors; Elsevier, 2006): Copyedited and coded articles.
  • National Health Education Standards: Achieving Excellence (National Cancer Society, 2007): Copyedited.
  • Mathematical Works Printed in the Americas, 1554-1700 (Burdick; with Aptara for Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008)
  • Encyclopedia of Learning and Memory (multiple authors; Elsevier, 2008): Proofread.
  • Several nursing-related titles for Learning Mate (2013-2014): Lewis, Medical-Surgical Nursing; Hockenberry, Wong’s Essentials of Pediatric Nursing; Lilley, Pharmacology and the Nursing Process; Leifer, Introduction to Pediatric and Maternity Nursing; Yoost and Crawford, Fundamentals of Nursing: copyedited/proofread exam material for NCLEX candidates.
  • Weygandt: Financial Accounting; Ainsworth: Introduction to Accounting: An Integrated Approach; Parrino: Essentials of Corporate Finance (Learning Mate, 2013-2014): copyedited/proofread exam material.

Scientific/Technical/Medical Titles

  • International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants, International Journal of Adult Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery, Journal of Orofacial Pain (multiple authors; Quintessence Publishing): As full-time staff member, edited peer-reviewed journals and managed production process, 1998 to 2001.
  • Porcelain Bonded Restorations (multiple authors; Quintessence, 2001): Proofread.
  • Selzer and Bender’s Dental Pulp (multiple authors; Quintessence, 2002): Proofread.
  • Osseointegration in Dentistry (multiple authors; Quintessence, 2003): Copyedited.
  • Biomimetics in Periodontal Regeneration (multiple authors; Quintessence, 2003): Copyedited.
  • Implant Dentistry: Failure to Success (multiple authors; Quintessence, 2003): Copyedited.
  • Implants in Qualitatively Compromised Bone (multiple authors; Quintessence, 2003): Copyedited.
  • Esthetic Analysis, vol 1 (multiple authors; Quintessence, 2004): Copyedited.
  • Immediate Loading in Implantology (2004): Copyedited.
  • Bell’s Orofacial Pains, ed 6 (multiple authors; Quintessence, 2004): Copyedited.
  • APIC Text of Infection Control and Epidemiology (multiple authors; with Maryland Composition for APIC, 2004): Copyedited selected chapters.
  • Emergency Nursing: 5-Tier Triage Protocols (Briggs/Grossman; with TechBooks for Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2006): Copyedited and coded.
  • A Short Course in Medical Terminology (Collins; with TechBooks for LWW, 2006): Copyedited and coded.
  • Medical Terminology Demystified (Layman; with TechBooks for McGraw-Hill, 2006): Copyedited.
  • Fundamentals of Diagnostic Radiology, ed 3 (Brant/Helms; with TechBooks/Aptara for LWW, 2006): Copyedited and coded.
  • International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry, International Journal of Prosthodontics (multiple authors; Quintessence): Copyedited and proofread, 2005-2010.
  • Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests, ed 8 (Wallach; with TechBooks/Aptara for LWW; 2007): Copyedited.
  • Chest Radiology: The Essentials, ed 2 (Collins/Stern; with Aptara for LWW, 2007): Copyedited.
  • Goodheart’s Photoguide of Common Skin Disorders: Diagnosis and Management, ed 3 (Goodheart; with Aptara for LWW, 2008): Copyedited.
  • Ongoing copyediting of several journals, 2001-present, including International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants, Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Angle Orthodontist, Anesthesia Progress, Pediatric and Developmental Pathology, The Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal (multiple authors; Quintessence, Allen Press for various publishers and associations).

Trade/Other

  • Beyond Family Values (Lee; InterVarsity Press, 1998): Proofread.
  • A Simply Beautiful Wedding (Silva Kindig; InterVarsity, 1999): Copyedited.
  • Authentic Human Sexuality: An Integrated Christian Approach (Balswick/Balswick; InterVarsity, 1999): Proofread.
  • Spiritual Care: A Guide for Caregivers (Allen Shelly; InterVarsity, 1999): Proofread.
  • Secrets of the Heart (Briscoe; Shaw Books, 1999): Proofread.
  • Acts of the Holy Spirit (Ogilvie; Shaw, 1999): Proofread.
  • A Force of Habit: A Sister Abigail Mystery (Hilger; Shaw, 1999): Proofread.
  • Hereafter (Shaw, 1999): Proofread.
  • The Reluctant Healer (Gardiner Neal; Shaw, 2000): Proofread.
  • Quintessence Publishing Company: Website updating and maintenance, 1999 to 2002.
  • Administration of online article submission database for The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants, 2004-2011.
  • Loving the Journey (Toal; Cora Syndicate, 2007): Copyedited.
  • Best of Bridgespan (2010; The Bridgespan Group): Proofread portions (text on management and leadership).
  • The Hawk and His Boy, The Shadow at the Gate, The Wicked Gate (science fiction trilogy by Christopher Bunn, 2010-2011): Copyedited.
  • The Mike Murphy Files (Bunn, 2011): Copyedited.
  • Lodestone, Book Three: The Crucible of Dawn (science fiction by Mark Whiteway, 2011): Content edited/copyedited.
  • The Frank Potter Chronicles (2012; Bunn): copyedited.
  • The Fury Clock (2012; Bunn): copyedited.
  • Rosamonde (2014; Bunn): copyedited.

For more information, contact me at: editor@jpballinger.com