Expert writers, editors, communications professionals

Annie Belt
Copy you’ll be proud of, that respects the writer's voice while remembering the reader’s interest. 

Can work outside local area:  Yes 

Media Experience

Print; Web

Biographical Note

My editorial and proofreading services reflect 13 years of experience working on trade publications and textbooks for major university presses, including

• Harvard 
• Columbia 
• Stanford
• Oxford University 
• Cambridge

I have also worked for corporate clients and publishers that include

• RAND Corporation
• Berrett-Koehler
• Mary Ann Leibert Inc.
• Reed Elsevier
• W. W. Norton

I love working with words and also grammar, structure, punctuation, spelling, fact-checking—the endless minutia many writers loathe. 

I’ve been working in publishing since 1983, when I took a job as an editorial assistant to magazines and newspapers in Santa Cruz County, California. Later employers included Metro Newspapers and Peninsula Community Newspapers in Santa Clara County. I earned a bachelor's degree in Politics at UC Santa Cruz in 1984, and a master's degree in Mass Communications in 1988 at San Jose State. For the next eight years, I worked full-time as a news and feature writer and frequent editor for Bay Area weeklies.

I trained as a copyeditor through UC Berkeley Extension and editcetera. In 2001, I founded icopyedit and began working as a freelance copyeditor and proofreader of nonfiction trade and text books.

Contact Details
Annie Belt
San Jose, California, USA
Phone: (408) 288-6322