Peggy Sue Wood

@pswediting

About Me

Peggy Sue Wood

Peggy Sue Wood is a freelance editor and writer with over two years of experience in the field of publishing. She provides proofreading, copy, line, and developmental editing services for authors. She also provides writing, art/manuscript review, and marketing services. Please check out the "Services" page of this website for more information.

If you are interested in contacting her about a potential project for the near future or other services, you can email her at psw@peggysuewood.com. She will respond with 24 hours.

CV/Resume

Professional Experience

Freelance Editing & Writing | November 2018 - Present

Developmental, Copy, and Line Editor, Writer, and Marketing Content Creator

  • Work primarily with indie-comic creators and new-to-publishing authors in Los Angeles County; Assisting novel authors in manuscript reviews, marketing research, and creating editorial or marketing schedules; Assisting self-publishing authors with copy, line, and developmental edits on manuscripts; Assisting comic creators through manuscript reviews, providing art direction, and design recommendations

Blogger

  • Writer and editor of Peggy’s Editorial and The Anime View; Peggy’s Editorial is a blog aimed at those interested in literature and its historical context, publishing, writing, storytelling, education, and general college or academic interests; Publishes at pswediting.tumblr.com; The Anime View is a three-person blog team aimed at those interested in comics, anime, manga, and other forms of entertainment media; Publishes content related to creating, reviewing, analyzing, and critiquing comics and animation at https://theanimeview.com

CBR - Anime Lists Writer

  • Coming soon...

Sigma Tau Delta / The International English Honor Society | April 2019 - Present

President of Alumni Epsilon

  • Re-elected for a second two-year term as President of the alumni organization of Sigma Tau Delta; Leading the “Strategic Planning and By-Laws Committee” and the “Chapter Executive Board” in creating bylaws for the group, management of the chapter, and activity/event coordination

MAL Rewrite Team | March 2019 - Present

Volunteer Editor

  • A volunteer position where passionate editors and writers coordinate, schedule, and publish revised and more complete synopses on MyAnimeList.com, allowing fans and those interested in watching or reading a series to have a better understanding of the story

John Wiley and Sons | August 2018 – November 2018

Editorial Assistant for the Business Books Department

  • Left on good terms (with recommendations) to pursue work closer in-line to experience and passion

  • Handled contracting and the process of cover creation for two acquisitions editors; Managed editorial schedules; Coordinated between different authors, teams, and departments; Tip-Sheet creation and more; Handled additional work standard to an assistant role

Kim’s Antiques | June 2012 – May 2018

Lead Sales Agent

  • Left on good terms (with recommendations) to pursue a career in publishing

  • Became top sales operator in the first year after tripling For Sale items; Trained new employees; Handled payroll, shipping schedules, and other administrative duties; Wrote over 1,000 sheets of copywriting for sales and marketing

Chapman University | January 2018 – May 2018

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Spring 2018

  • Assisted Dr. Myron Yeager by performing teaching and teaching-related duties, such as developing teaching materials, research, giving examinations, and tutoring during set office hours for students; Class ENG 222

DC Entertainment | June 2017 - August 2017

Editorial Intern

  • Left on good terms (with recommendations) after the internship ended

  • Learned the process of making comics from pitch to publication; Recreated the in-house art and story reference guide for the Superman Group; Contributed to organizing the Vertigo titles’ catalog; As of January 2021, was a featured intern shown on Warner Bros' Internships Webpage

Honors & Achievements

Professional Based:

  • (2020) Awarded as one of the "Best Tutors on Tutors.com"

  • (2020) "Authorial Intent: Does It Matter In Publishing?" - Accepted to Sigma Tau Delta's International 2020 Convention

  • (2019) - Accepted onto MAL Rewrite Team as a Volunteer Editor

  • (2017-2018) - Published regularly by Her Campus Media Magazine, link to articles.

Academic Writing:

  • (2018) "Oscar Wilde: Child of the Classics" - Presented at Chapman University's Student Research Day Spring 2018 | 9 May 2018

  • (2018) "The Female Novelist's Anxiety of Authorship" - Presented at Chapman University's Graduate Research Day Spring 2018 | 7 May 2018

  • (2018) "Maurice's Love: Coming Out Hasn't Changed" - Presented at The International E. M. Forster Society's Annual Convention | April 2018

  • (2018) "The Sellout: A Hero?" - Presented at Sigma Tau Delta Far West Conference Spring 2018 | 28 April 2018

  • (2016) "A Gay Superhero" - Presented at Sigma Tau Delta Far West Regional Conference Fall 2016

Creative Writing:

  • (2020) "An Introduction to Writing" - Accepted to Sigma Tau Delta's International 2020 Convention

  • (2019) "My Dad is An Alien" - Presented at Sigma Tau Delta International Convention 2019

  • (2018) "When?" or "Nameless" - Presented at Sigma Tau Delta's Far West Conference Spring 2018

  • (2018) "I Confess" - Presented at Sigma Tau Delta International Convention 2018

  • (2017) "(Im)Perfect" - Presented at Sigma Tau Delta International Convention 2017

  • (2015) “Six Mourners” - Published in Concordia University’s The Promethean, Issue 2014/2015

Skills

  • Line, copy, and developmental editing, professional

  • Organizational skills used with project tracking and management, proficient

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote), proficient

  • Sharepoint 2010, proficient

  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop), proficient

  • Web Design, proficient

  • Text Transcription

  • Project Tracking, Creation, and Management, proficient

  • Social Media, proficient

  • Marketing copywriting, experienced

  • MLA, Chicago, APA, and AP formatting, proficient

  • Video Filming and Editing (Final Cut Pro), intermediate

  • HTML, intermediate

  • Japanese Language, intermediate

  • Trained in NPD's DecisionKey/Bookscan

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the American Copy-Editors' Society (ACES)

  • Member of the Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ)

  • Member of The Authors Guild

  • Member of Sigma Tau Delta, Alumni Epsilon President

Current Personal Projects

Database Design Project | October 2020 - Present

Passion Project – Database for GRE Literature Subject Test

  • Building a free database of collected notes, helpful links, and other resources for those taking the GRE Literature Subject Test (Link: https://www.litgrad.com/)

#EnglishLitComic | September 2020 - Present

Comic Creator

  • A creative project about Alex J. Williams--a wanna-be writer and academic born and raised in California making his way through college.

Computerized Storytelling | November 2018 - Present

Story Annotator

  • Working with doctorial students from the University of Utah on creating an AI that can author interactive narratives by using cognitive models of planning (annotated folktales from around the world)

The Anime View | 2013 - Present

Blogger/Editor-in-Chief

  • A three-person blog team aimed at those interested in comics, anime, manga, and other forms of entertainment media; Publishes content related to creating, reviewing, analyzing, and critiquing comics and animation at https://theanimeview.com