Copywriter, Proofreader, Editor
Beth holds a Master of Science in Library and Information Science and a Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities with a Creative Writing concentration. Her undergraduate coursework included multiple classes in journalism and essay writing, poetry and creative writing. She can’t help reading whatever people bring to her with an editing pen in hand, and as an active reviewer on NetGalley, frequently sends notes to publishers with the location of the single typo they missed that she caught in the digital ARC.
Beth reviews romance novels (mostly!) at the Hip Librarian’s Book Blog, served as chief grammatician for the now-defunct librarian’s movie review blog The Big Brown Chair, and has taught multiple continuing education courses in book reviewing, creative writing groups, infographics and more.
Beth writes, copyedits and proofreads content every day: blog posts, newsletters, instructions, book reviews, narrative reports, procedures, press releases and more. In addition to her own publications, she has edited a novella, a dissertation, numerous college and graduate level academic papers, and fanfiction. Currently Beth is looking to branch out and freelance edit full-length fiction for content, clarity, consistency, and corrections.
Building Life-long Opportunities for Strength, Self-Care, Outlook, Morale, and Mindfulness. It is for library staff focused on their health and wellness. Sponsored by NNLM.
Keynote speaker, March 2021
NELA Virtual: Leadership/Management
Advocacy panel: Leading with Compassion.
Panelist, September 2021.
Get in touch
Beth is currently available for editing, proofreading, and writing copy. If you want to chat about showing not telling, snappy dialogue, narrative structure, or your favorite romance novel, don’t hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Game On! Gaming at the Library, Neal Schuman, 2007