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Editing and Proofreading Services

I enjoy providing substantial edits and critiques of works in progress by writers of all levels and genres, and I can quickly copyedit or proofread shorter works, from resumés and cover letters to book proposals and corporate reports.

Client list

I have worked as an editor and/or proofreader for these and other companies and publications:

  • Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Boston Phoenix
  • Brown Alumni Magazine
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • Food + Wine
  • Joele Frank
  • Lonely Planet
  • Metropolitan Books
  • Michelin Travel Publications
  • Migration Policy Institute
  • Pratt Institute
  • Rough Guides
  • San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • Scholastic Inc.
  • Scientific American
  • Skadden, Arps
  • South End Press
  • Travel & Leisure
  • University of California Press
  • World Bank

“When I need a great editor I always call on Shea Dean. She not only has the discerning eye of an expert copy editor, but time and again she lends her sharp intellect to the project, analyzing a piece of writing from its deep structure, pointing out strengths, problems, and solutions. Shea, a talented writer herself, always makes my writing better.”

—J. Richard Gentry, PhD, author of Raising Confident Readers

“Vague as all definitions are, a good essay must have this permanent quality about it; it must draw its curtain round us, but it must be a curtain that shuts us in, not out.”

– VIRGINIA WOOLF