CAVANAUGH EDITORIAL SERVICES is a professional freelance copyediting and proofreading company with extensive experience in the publishing industry. Cavanaugh Editorial boasts more than ten years of freelance copyediting and proofreading experience and three years of in-house publishing experience. Our editorial service spans from academic publications to fiction novels and children's books. We are adept at editing and proofreading books and journals with displayed mathematics, complex legal, scientific, and medical terminology, and have extensive editorial experience in many subject areas, including the social sciences. Please visit the Projects page for a sampling of the diverse subjects and genres we copyedit and proofread.

Publishing Experience

As the owner of Cavanaugh Editorial, Lori Cavanaugh’s three years of in-house production and editorial experience equips us with extensive knowledge of the various aspects of the publishing process. As an in-house editor, Lori completed a range of tasks, including administration, page proof proofreading, and scheduling, all of which add to our understanding of the publishing industry as a whole. Specifically, Lori has editorial production experience at a world-renowned social science publisher; editorial experience at a large reference book publisher affiliated with accredited organizations such as the American Council on Education (ACE) and the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC); and experience performing legal text codification, including electronic formatting of supplements. For a complete listing of our in-house editing and proofreading history, visit the Resume page of this site.

Technical Expertise

In an effort to meet the dynamic needs of the overall publishing industry and the individual needs of each client, we have a thorough understanding of all of the major style manuals in use, including the American Psychological Association (APA), American Medical Association (AMA), Modern Language Association (MLA), the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS), and individual house styles. We also have experience with many different styles of typesetting code and page layout.

As the industry continues the transition into the electronic world, it is our goal to remain current with the latest computer applications. We have extensive electronic publishing experience and regularly use Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Pagemaker, and Microsoft Word, including the Track Changes, Comments, and Styles (electronic tagging) features. Additionally, we regularly use FTP server applications to exchange large files and graphics.

Philosophy: The Client–Freelancer Relationship

Led by a seasoned professional with nearly fifteen years of publishing experience, Cavanaugh Editorial understands the critical need to consistently meet the deadlines and demands of each client and adapt to the ever-changing needs of the publishing business. As an extension of your work group, it is our mission to assist in any way possible to make the project a success. We consistently deliver high-quality work to many satisfied clients. Please contact us for a list of professional references.

"Lori Cavanaugh is the freelancer I use as a reference point for what a freelancer should be: smart, organized, well-versed, and adaptable."

—Ed Cilurso
Production Director, Taylor & Francis Publishers