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Bob’s writing credits include consumer publications The Advocate, Out and The Out Traveler magazines; websites ABCNEWS.com and SheWired.com; trade journals Med Ad News and Publishing & Production Executive; and many more national, regional and local publications.
Bob has extensive experience covering medical and health issues, with an emphasis on HIV disease and its treatment. He also has a strong background in reporting on gay and lesbian issues, and served as managing editor for Philadelphia Gay News and contributing editor to The Advocate.
A current interest in travel writing has culminated in Bob’s recent completion of an international travel guide, LGBT Paris: A Gay and Lesbian Travel Guide to the City of Light, currently represented by the Max Gartenberg Literary Agency.
Writing Clients include: ABCNEWS.com , L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, Out magazine, The Out Traveler magazine, OutTraveler.com, SheWired.com, In Bed Productions, Drexel University, North American Publishing Co., Here Media, PlanetOut, Liberation Publications, MASCO Communications, Med Ad News magazine, Publishing & Production Executive magazine, Target Marketing magazine, Multifamily Executive magazine, Office and Industrial Properties magazine, Philadelphia Gay News, Bay Windows (New England), Dallas Voice, Frontiers (Los Angeles), Gay People’s Chronicle, OutFront (Denver), Seattle Gay News, South Florida Gay News, Washington Blade (D.C.), Windy City Times (Chicago)
Line editing quite literally means that I review your written piece line by line, focusing on its voice, tone and overall flow. If the work feels disjointed, I’ll notice—and offer suggestions for streamlining. If there’s a hole in your story, I’ll find it—and let you know how to fill it. If the language is inappropriate for the target audience, I’ll spot it—and recommend the necessary changes. Think of me as your “desk editor” at a newspaper or your “book editor” at a publishing company.
As your copy editor, I make sure your work is free from errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, style and usage. But I also look at whether the piece feels too long or too short; if headings and subheads make sense and are placed appropriately; if any terms or abbreviations need explanation; if the language is appropriate for the target audience; and if the spelling and usage of proper nouns is accurate and consistent. When finished, I return to you a clean, polished and error-free project. Editing clients include: California State University-Northridge (www.csun.edu), Whole Life Times magazine (www.wholelifemagazine.com).
My role as proofreader is to provide you with a final opportunity to catch any misspellings, grammar errors and design mistakes before your project goes to press or is posted online. I review final text documents or designed page proofs to check text, photos, illustrations, graphs, charts and even things like page numbers, footnotes and folios. Part of the job of the proofreader is light editing, but typically only obvious errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, consistency and design elements are corrected at this stage of the editorial process.