Peggy Sue Wood

@pswediting

About Me

Resume/CV Below

Freelance Editor & Writer

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.

She has an educational background is in creative writing, publishing, and English literature and you can view her resume below.

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.

All 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 comic creators in manuscript reviews, marketing research, providing art direction and design recommendations, and creating editorial or marketing schedules; Assisting self-publishing authors with copy, line, and developmental edits on manuscripts

Blogger

  • 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.

  • Creator of The Anime View, a blog 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

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

President of Alumni Epsilon

  • Was re-elected for a second two-year term as President of the alumni organization of Sigma Tau Delta; Leads the Strategic Planning Committee and Executive Board in creating bylaws for the group, planning events, and coordinating

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; Tracked project deadlines; Coordinated between different authors, teams, and departments; Tipsheet 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 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; 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

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

  • 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, was 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

  • 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

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

Professional Based:

  • (2021) 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 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