Adrienn Mendonca-Jones is a writer and editor available to edit certain projects in very specific capacities. Most of her time is dedicated to writing for herself, working on her MFA in Creative Writing from Fairleigh-Dickinson University’s low-residency program, and working with others at the Life Balance Institute, where she is a part-time office assistant and bookkeeper.
She occasionally takes on editorial contracts, including:
- Proofreading – Reading through your final manuscript for all the things you don’t want in your final designed copy
- Copyediting – a full and thorough copyedit of your manuscript, including:
- mechanical editing for house style, especially spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and other wonderful subjects often found in the Chicago Manual of Style
- editing for grammar, language, diction, and style, while retaining the author’s intent and feel
- cross-correlating items like Tables of Contents, illustrations, endnotes, footnotes, and the like to make sure you look good
- editorial queries with light content editing, helping to insure consistency in the final product
- but not including permissions, indexing, or typecoding
She does not do developmental or substantive editing for hire but will read well-matched manuscripts on occasion and depending on availability, if the project suits her taste and areas of expertise.
Adrienn is an active reader for TLR, The Literary Review of FDU, one of the oldest literary magazines in the United States. Her editorial expertise includes women’s fiction, historical fiction, literary fiction, yoga and spiritual books, self-help books, and conservation-based fields of art, folklore, traditional culture, historic preservation, and environmental conservation.
She is the former state folklorist for Georgia and maintains an active yoga teacher certification through Yoga Alliance. You can find some of her work at Misfit Yoga, where she writes a blog reviewing spiritual and yoga books.