© 2016 by Mary Duffy. Created with wix.com

With more than 25 years of publishing experience, I bring well-honed editing skills, a passion for research, and tenacious proofreading rigor to help craft your words into the best possible finished product.  

  • Fiction copyediting/proofreading

  • Cookbook copyediting/proofreading

  • ​Business & tech editing

  • Educational editing & writing

  • Web content writing/editing

  Professional Associations:

  American Copy Editors Society

  Editorial Freelancers Association

“Mary is not only thorough, careful, and professional in her work, but consistently goes further than providing impeccable editing. She offers insights and suggestions that challenge my thinking and help me craft the best possible end product. On a personal level, she is positive, engaging, and responsive, qualities which make working with her both productive and enjoyable.”
--Stephen B. Kincaid, Ph.D., Principal, ghSMART
“Mary is the ultimate professional and a pleasure to work with. I trust Mary with the most important work and she always delivers with grace and high quality. For 9 years, Mary has been a very important asset for me. I sleep well knowing my project is in her editorial care.”
--Elena Lytkina Botelho, Partner, ghSMART 
“Mary is a skilled professional and it's a pleasure to work with her. She has great expertise in the Chicago Manual of Style, and she easily adapts to or incorporates in-house style requirements. I appreciate her flexibility when it comes to scheduling--our products sometimes involve same-day turnaround, and we generally don't receive advance notice of when the client plans to send a large number of files. Mary cheerfully pitches in to help get everything back on time, and her sense of humor has helped us both get through some long days of editing. I look forward to continuing to work with her.”
--Christine Clukey Reece, Owner, Pinnacle Projects, Toronto

BUSINESS/CORPORATE CONSULTANTS

AMACOM Books

ghSMART

Kline & Company

PUBLISHERS

Blackbirch Press

Boy Scouts of America

Gale Group

Hunter House Publishers

John Wiley & Sons

Lerner Books

Linguistic Data Services

Praxis

Red Wheel Weiser

Rosen Publishing

Scott Foresman

Thomas Publishing

Jan 01, 2020

Add some more info about this item...

FICTION/ROMANCE PUBLISHERS

Dorchester Publishing

Entangled Publishing

Harlequin

John Hunt Publishers

Sourcebooks

HEALTHCARE/PHARMACEUTICAL

IntStrux

Figuration Partners

WEB CONTENT CREATION

*Moravia: I create lifestyle and travel content for tech giant's search engine

*Macmillan/McGraw-Hill

Please reload

Crafted Prose Communications

"What are you going to do when you grow up . . . get a job reading books for a living?" asked my exasperated mother of her then 12-year-old daughter who missed hearing the dinner bell for the umpteenth time because she was lost in the world of her latest favorite book. Well, Mom . . . I'm happy to report that not only do I make a living "reading" books but I've also had the good fortune to write my own books, as well as assist other writers in crafting their own best work--whether on a novel, a business manual, a cookbook, a management consultant's report, a lesson plan, a news article, or a website.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

Request a free quote - no obligation! 

Fill in the form and I will contact you ASAP

908-285-8252

I

 
 
 

PORTFOLIO

Web Content

Macmillan/McGraw-Hill

California Vistas, "Making a New Nation" at www.mhschool.com/ss/ca

Published Works

Brave Women of the Gulf Wars (Lerner Books, 2005)

Scott Foresman Leveled Readers

Grades 2-6:

Bartering in America

Changes in Matter

Earth's Changing Surface

Formation of Marine Life

Marine Life

Matter and Its Properties

Minerals and Rocks

Plate Tectonics

Traditional Crafts of Mexico

Understanding Night and Day

Tribes of Native America (book series)

Abenaki

Arapaho

Cherokee

Chickasaw

Chinook

Chumash

Kiawa

Menominee

Pima

Pomo

Please reload