Peggy Sue Wood

@peggyseditorial

About Me

Resume/CV Below

Freelance Editor & Writer

"Someday I will be a Lion of Literature"

Peggy Sue Wood is a freelance editor and writer with two years of experience in the professional field of editing. She provides proofreading, copy and line editing, as well as developmental editing services. She also provides writing service, with an educational background is in creative writing, publishing, and English literature, and marketing services, with a background of over five years of experience in sales.

You can view her work here on www.peggysuewood.com, where she has collected samples of her skills and a taste of her educational background. She especially enjoys working with self-publishing authors and has varied experience in most forms of publishing, from comics to magazines and news to traditional novel writing.

If you are interested in contacting her about a potential project or other services, you can email her at psw@peggysuewood.com.

Services, Prices, and Samples can be found under the "Services" page of this website.

Professional Experience

Freelance Editing & Writing | November 2018 - Present

Developmental, Copy, and Line Editor + Marketing Content Creator

  • Assisting self-publishing authors with copy, line, and developmental edits on various novels; Assisting authors in book promotion research and editorial scheduling; Designing and planning editorial schedules; Help with project management; Assisting authors network and connect with other talent such as cover designers and publicity aides; Assisting individuals and groups with social media and market copywriting; Ghost writing novel length pieces and blog posts for clients; Manuscript review

Blogger

  • Peggy's Editorial is a blog aimed at professionals who are new to publishing. It aims to be a resource for those interested or just starting out in a publishing career; Publishes weekly on Saturdays at peggyseditorial.tumblr.com and here under the page "Blog Posts"

  • The Anime View is a blog aimed at those interested in anime, manga, comics, and other forms of entertainment media; Publishes weekly on Saturdays at theanimeview.com and here under the page "Blog Posts"

MAL Rewrite Editor, March 2019 - Present

  • 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

Kim’s Antiques | June 2012 – May 2018

Lead Sales Agent

  • Became top sales operator in 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; Left the job to focus on education as preparation for a career in publishing and became certified in publishing by NYU in July of 2018

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

  • Learned the process of making comics from pitch to publication (Birds of Prey Issue #18); recreated the in-house art and story reference guide for the Superman Group ; contributed to organizing the Vertigo titles’ catalog; As of January 2020, still a featured intern shown on WarnerBros' Internships Webpage

Education

New York University, Summer Publishing Institute | July 2018

Certification in Publishing

Chapman University | May 2018

M.A. in English Literature

Chapman University | May 2017

B.A. in English Literature & B.F.A. in Creative Writing

  • Honors: Cum Laude x2, Sigma Tau Delta

Skills

  • Developmental/Content Editing

  • Line Editing

  • Copyediting

  • Organizational skills used with project tracking and management, proficient

  • Microsoft Office, proficient

  • Photoshop, proficient (2 Years of Classes in High School)

  • Web Design, proficient

  • Text Transcription

  • Social Media, proficient

  • Marketing copywriting, proficient

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

  • Video Editing/Final Cut Pro, intermediate

  • HTML, intermediate

  • Japanese Language, intermediate

  • Trained in NPD's DecisionKey/Bookscan

  • Sharepoint 2010, proficient

Honors & Achievements

(Learn more by checking the sections above or clicking the links below)

Professional Based:

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

  • (2019) - Accepted onto MAL Rewrite Team as an 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