Cathy Bernardy Jones

Cathy Bernardy Jones

I am a full-time freelance editor, proofreader, and fact-checker with more than 20 years of experience in general interest nonfiction, education materials (middle school through college, adult ELL), magazines, newspapers, marketing materials (websites, newsletters, catalogs, letters, etc.), and fiction.

Education editing and/or fact-checking experience, digital and print:

  • social studies
  • humanities
  • English language arts (ELA)
  • business
  • sciences
  • adult English language learner
  • children’s library nonfiction, primary through high school
  • nonfiction aimed at preschool/K teachers

Niche editing areas:

  • K-12, AP high school, college
  • classic rock
  • instructional (self-help and how-to)
  • crafts (crochet, painting, sewing instructions)
  • business
  • personal finance
  • collectibles (philately, LPs/CDs, memorabilia)
  • sports
  • gardening
  • and more
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:
Infant and toddler, 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:
ACES: The Society for Editing, Minnesota Book Publishers’ Roundtable