Sheila Polson, Editor

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Writing and Editing

  • Copyedit fiction and nonficton book manuscripts for publishers and independent authors.
  • Edit short stories, literary journal submissions, magazine articles, brochures, website text.

  • Write and edit grant applications.
  • Specialize in writing and editing in fields of natural resources and the environment.
  • Complete knowledge Chicago and Associated Press styles.

 

Professional Experience

  • Copyeditor and manager, Village NetMedia newspapers and websites for seven years.
  • Former information officer, Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
  • Past writer for Christian Science Monitor, E Magazine, Free Press, Camden Herald, several other publications. 
  • Many years as writer of educational materials for Natural Resources Council of Maine, Maine Audubon, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association.

Personal Background

  • Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska.
  • Started writing as student at North Star Elementary School.
  • Lived and studied in Sweden, Austria, Germany.
  • Bachelor's degree in English and German, Colby College.
  • Master's degree in communications and natural resources, University of Michigan.

Director Lincolnville Community Library

  • Wrote and edited press releases, social media content, annual reports, newsletters.
  • Managed and wrote text for website www.lincolnvillelibrary.org.

I have more than thirty years of experience as a professional editor and writer. Give me a book manuscript, short story, creative essay or any other piece of writing and I will make it strong, clear, consistent, and correct in language and style. I enjoy working with both beginning and seasoned writers and can help guide you in focusing your work for particular target audiences, including juvenile, young adult and adult. 

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