Adrienne Pond

Adrienne Pond
Lost Art Editing

While I admit to a robust movie addiction, my favorite stories come from print. The feel of paper, the sound of a page turning, the need to know what’s coming are all promises I look forward to every time I pick up a book or magazine.

While teaching English as a Second Language courses over the past seventeen years, editing became a natural extension of my love for words and those who wield them.

I have worked extensively with writers whose first language is English, as well as with writers for whom English is a second language. I currently also work a few hours a week in a university writing center, helping students carve their academic essays.

I also love making photographs that tell stories, traveling, reading, hiking, gardening, dancing, motorcycling, and spending time with my favorite animals and people.

I am a big fan of all forms of creative storytelling—fiction and nonfiction. While my first love is fiction (especially historical fiction), I also thoroughly enjoy editing engaging nonfiction, including informational narrative, memoir, personal profiles, blogs, personal essays, anecdotes, etc. And yes, academic essays, recipes, and how-to guides can also be exciting adventures for writers, editors, and readers when language matches passion.

I’d love to be part of your next project! If I am not the right editor for you, I have many skilled colleagues I can recommend.

Editing Services:
Copyediting, Developmental editing, Line editing, Substantive
Writing Services:
Academic, Books, Fiction, Journal, Magazine, Newsletter, Nonfiction, Web
Other Services:
Author coaching, Fact-checking, Interviewing, Manuscript critique, Transcription
Fiction Genres:
Action/adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Humor/satire, Mystery, Mythology, Romance, Suspense/thriller
Nonfiction Genres:
Academic, Autobiography and memoir, Biography, Creative nonfiction, Essay, History, Textbooks, Travel, True crime
Age Levels:
Young adult, New adult, Adult
Style Manuals:
American Psychological Association (APA), Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS), Modern Language Association (MLA)
Software:
Adobe Acrobat Reader, Google Docs, Microsoft Word
Other Memberships:
Editorial Freelancers Association