Cathy Bernardy Jones

Cathy Bernardy Jones

I am a full-time freelance editor with experience in general interest nonfiction, education materials (middle school through college, adult ELL), magazines, newspapers, and fiction. Niche areas include: classic rock, instructional (self-help and how-to), crafts (crochet, painting instructions), business, collectibles (philately, LPs/CDs, memorabilia), sports, and more. I have more than 20 years of experience and work in Word, Acrobat, PowerPoint, InDesign, Access, and Excel and with the following style guides: Chicago, AP, and APA.

Editing Services: Copyediting, Developmental editing, Line editing, Proofreading, Series, Substantive
Other Services: Content review, Ebooks, Editorial project management, Fact-checking, Image sourcing, Manuscript critique, Publishing, Social media, Style guide creation
Subjects: Niche areas include: classic rock, instructional (self-help and DIY/how-to, such as crafts), business/personal finance, collectibles, gardening, decor, sports, biography, and more. Experience in primary grades through early college: social studies, English language arts (ELA), adult English language learner (ELL).
Fiction Genres: Science fiction
Nonfiction Genres: Academic, Biography, Business, DIY/how-to, History, Reference, Self-help, Textbooks, Travel
Age Levels: Early elementary, Middle grade, Young adult, Adult
End Products: Books, magazines, websites, marketing materials, newspapers, social media posts
Style Manuals: American Psychological Association (APA), Associated Press Stylebook (AP), Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS), Gregg Reference Manual
Software: Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe InDesign, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, QuarkXPress
Other Memberships: Minnesota Book Publishers’ Roundtable