Expert writers, editors, communications professionals

 


Martha C. Collins

During 24 years of writing, editing, copyediting, and proofreading magazine and newspaper articles, books, Web content, and educational material, Iíve earned a reputation for quality, consistency, thoroughness, accuracy, and attention to detail.


Can work outside local area:  Yes 


Media Experience

Print; Online


Biographical Note

I have a masterís degree in media communications. My experience includes 20 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 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.


Published Writings

Hundreds of my articles and editing projects have been published in print and on the Web.

Editing

Books and Online Courses


Contact Details
Martha C. Collins, Austin, Texas USA
Phone: 512-527-8692