Peggy Sue Wood


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 field of publishing. She provides proofreading, copy, and line editing services, as well as developmental editing. She also provides writing and marketing services, with an educational background is in creative writing, publishing, and English literature.

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

Professional Experience

Freelance Editing & Writing | November 2018 - Present

Developmental, Copy, and Line Editor + Marketing Content Creator

  • Works primarily with new-to-publishing authors in Los Angeles county; Assisting writers in manuscript reviews, marketing research, providing art direction and design recommendations, social media marketing, and creating editorial or marketing schedules


  • 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 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 at 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, 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 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; 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 2021, still a featured intern shown on WarnerBros' Internships Webpage


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


  • 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, proficient

  • 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

Honors & Achievements

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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