About Me

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My name is Madeleine, and I’ve been editing since 2011.

As an in-house editor and as a freelancer, I have worked with projects of fewer than 1,000 and more than 100,000 words; with those needing a light touch and those needing extensive work; and with formal prose and casual online text. I am equally at home with copyediting and proofreading as I am with developmental editing, project management, and art research.

I am also one-half of the driving force behind Twin Cities Geek, a website bringing news, reviews, cultural essays, and other content to Minnesota readers since January 2015. As senior editor, I help guide the editorial content of the site, edit articles for both style and substance, develop and maintain the site’s style guides, and supervise a small team of junior editors. I also write occasional articles for the site.

I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota and attended the Denver Publishing Institute, an intensive program designed to prepare the next generation of publishing professionals. Before becoming a full-time freelancer, I worked in-house in a progression of editorial roles, editing and shepherding books through acquisition, content and copyediting, design, proofreading, and production. I work primarily with the Chicago Manual of Style but have experience with AP and a variety of in-house and project-specific styles, both following them and creating them myself. I also have foreign-language skills in French (professional working proficiency) and Japanese (conversational).

You can view my full resume on LinkedIn.

Areas of Experience

  • automotive

  • aviation & aerospace

  • brand-licensed publishing

  • cookbooks

  • DIY & craft

  • gardening

  • gaming

  • geek culture

  • history (including military history)

  • home improvement

  • movies & TV

  • pop culture

  • popular science

  • spirits & cocktails