Martha C. Collins
During 20 years of writing, editing, copyediting, and proofreading magazine and newspaper articles, books, Web content, and corporate communications, Iíve earned a reputation for quality, consistency, thoroughness, accuracy, and attention to detail.
Can work outside local area: Yes
I have a masterís degree in media communications. My experience includes 16 years as a freelance writer, editor, copy editor, and proofreader; four years on staff at a publishing company; and eight years of teaching.
I write and edit magazine features and newspaper articles on a range of topics including health care, business, the meeting industry, energy, technology, and education. I have analyzed survey data to produce articles that include tables, graphs, and charts, as well as written analysis. I have also written case studies, profiles, and destination features.
In addition to copyediting books and magazines, I have copyedited online course materials for the University of Texas and technology advisory reports on network architecture, application platforms, and security strategies for a technology advisory firm.
As Co-Managing Editor of two college textbooks (Convention Industry Council Manual 7th Edition and Professional Meeting Management 4th Edition), I worked with another editor to deliver these large-scale publishing projects on schedule and within budget. Both books were managed as turnkey projects from content development and chapter assignments (to dozens of industry experts) through manuscript review and revision, writing new content, editing, and proofreading.
I was Associate Editorial Director at a convention publishing company for four years. The company produced daily newspapers at medical, professional, and corporate meetings. I edited the work of staff, clients, and freelancers; wrote articles; developed an editorial style manual, including style guidelines for each client; trained editors; and wrote an editorial training manual.
Hundreds of my articles and editing projects have been published in print and on the Web.
Contributing writer for daily newspapers produced by TriStar Publishing at professional medical meetings
Project manager and lead writer, American Dental Association Committee on the New Dentist Online Leadership Development Course
Contributing writer for four publications of the American College of Emergency Physicians, as well as Medical Meetings, EXPO, The Meeting Professional, Family Practice Management, Trade Show Ideas, Designer, The Synergist
Copy editor and proofreader for EnergyBiz and Intelligent Utility, bimonthly magazines for leaders in the energy industry
Copy editor and proofreader for Above Ground Level, a monthly magazine for the cell tower and antenna-siting industry, and for the online AGL Bulletin
Copy editor for Surgical Technology International, a journal highlighting the latest developments in surgical techniques and technologies
Books and Online Courses
Copy editor, online course materials, University of Texas System
Co-Managing Editor, Convention Industry Council Manual 7th Edition
Co-Managing Editor, Professional Meeting Management 4th Edition
Copy Editor, The Art of the Show: An Introduction to the Study of Exposition Management 2nd Edition
Martha C. Collins, Austin, Texas USA