Resume

Will Tyler

Editing

  • Scholarly copy editor and proofreader with five years of freelance editing experience and three years in-house.
  • Specializes in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and literary criticism. Also familiar with religious studies, environmental writing, politics, and cookbooks, among other subjects.
  • Proficient with several publishing styles, including Chicago, MLA, and APA.
  • Graphic design skills and training enhance understanding of publishing, visual layouts, design theory, and typographic principles.
  • Able to edit and proofread electronically or by hand.

Select Clients

  • University of Iowa Press
  • Franciscan Media
  • Girl Friday Productions
  • Apex Covantage

Select Recent Projects

  • Of This New World by Allegra Hyde
  • November Storm by Robert Oldshue
  • Women Like Us by Jason Pomerance
  • What Pope Francis Really Said: Words of Comfort and Challenge by Tom Hoopes
  • Henri Nouwen: His Life and Spirit edited by Kevin Burns
  • Practicing Qualitative Methods in Health Geographies edited by Nancy E. Fenton and Jamie Baxter
  • Pursuing the Unity of Science: Ideology and Scientific Practice between the Great War and the Cold War, edited by Harmke Kamminga and Geert Somsen

Education

  • MFA in Creative Writing from Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • MA and BA in English from the University of North Texas

Publications and Awards

  • Work published in The Los Angeles Review, Crab Orchard Review, Clackamas Literary Review, and Albatross
  • Finalist for a 2010 Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation

Memberships

  • Editorial Freelancers Association

Previous Projects

2016

  • November Storm by Robert Oldshue
  • Historical Archaeology, 3rd ed., by Charles E. Orser, Jr.
  • What Pope Francis Really Said: Words of Comfort and Challenge by Tom Hoopes
  • Pitch, Tweet, or Engage on the Street: How to Practice Global Public Relations and Strategic Communication by Kara Alaimo
  • Practical Recording Techniques, 7th ed., by Bruce Bartlett and Jenny Bartlett
  • 3point8 by Michael Melilli
  • Women Like Us by Jason Pomerance
  • The Sociolinguistics of Voice in Globalising China by Dong Jie
  • God Is Not Fair, and Other Reasons for Gratitude by Daniel P. Horan
  • Henri Nouwen: His Life and Spirit edited by Kevin Burns
  • The Knight Proper by Adam Greven and Matt Deller
  • Caring for Creation: Inspiring Words from Pope Francis edited by Alicia von Stamwitz
  • Prayer in the Catholic Tradition: A Handbook of Practical Approaches by Robert J. Wicks
  • Of This New World by Allegra Hyde
  • Monkey Business by Landon Crutcher
  • Faith Under Fire: Dramatic Stories of Christian Courage by Matthew Archbold
  • Practicing Qualitative Methods in Health Geographies edited by Nancy E. Fenton and Jamie Baxter
  • Talking to God: Prayers for Catholic Women by Julie Dortch Cragon
  • Stitching a Life in Persimmon Hollow by Gerri Bauer
  • Pursuing the unity of science: Ideology and scientific practice between the Great War and the Cold War, edited by Harmke Kamminga and Geert Somsen
  • John II Komnenos, Emperor of Byzantium: In the shadow of father and son, edited by Alessandra Bucossi and Alex Rodriguez Suarez
  • The Meanings of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Lindsey Michael Banco
  • The Vanishing Messiah: The Life and Resurrections of Francis Schlatter by David N. Wetzel

2015

  • Places in the Making: A Cultural Geography of American Poetry by Jim Cocola
  • Life Issues, Medical Choices: Questions and Answers for Catholics by Janet E. Smith and Christopher Kaczor
  • The Fragment by Davis Bunn
  • Live Like Francis, edited by Diane Houdek
  • The Small-Town Midwest: Resilience and Hope in the Twenty-First Century by Julianne Couch
  • Proclaiming the Message of Life: Weekly Reflections from the Lectionary by Frank Pavone
  • Space and Narrative in the Nineteenth-Century British Historical Novel by Tom Bragg
  • Staging Don DeLillo by Rebecca Rey
  • The Secret Healer  by Ellin Carsta, trans. Terry Laster
  • Queen of the Hideout by Alice Quinn, trans. Alexandra Maldwyn-Davies
  • Standing on New Ground by Carolyn Sachs
  • Don’t Panic! How to Keep Going When the Going Gets Tough by Maureen Pratt
  • Francesca Woodman’s Dark Gaze: The Diazotypes and Other Late Works by Claire Raymond
  • Perfect Joy: 30 Days with Francis of Assisi by Kerry Walters
  • Romance Fiction and American Culture: Love as the Practice of Freedom? by William A. Gleason and Eric Murphy Selinger
  • When in Rome by Amabile Giusti, trans. Sarah Christine Varney
  • Marrying Jesus in Medieval and Early Modern Northern Europe: Popular Culture and Religious Reform by Rabia Gregory
  • Under a Cloud of Rain by A.R. Baumann
  • Grave Intent by Alexander Hartung, translated by Steve Anderson
  • Journey / SecretAgentMan by Mykl Walsh / Richard Saunders
  • The Guardians of History by Elisabetta Cametti, translated by Scott P. Sheridan
  • Find a Real Friend in Jesus: Ten Amazingly Easy Steps by Gary Zimak
  • Booming from the Mists of Nowhere: The Story of the Greater Prairie-Chicken by Greg Hoch
  • Fields of Wrath by Mark Wheaton
  • The Mentor by Rita Carla Francesca Monticelli, translated by Aaron Maines
  • Duffy’s Iowa Caucus Cartoons: Watch ’Em Run by Brian Duffy
  • Apricot Kisses by Claudia Winter, trans. Maria Poglitsch Bauer
  • Keeping Mary Close: Devotion to Our Lady through the Ages by Mike Aquilina and Fr. Frederick Gruber
  • The Sweetest Rain by Myra Johnson
  • The Concealed by Sarah Kleck
  • Refuge of the Heart by Ruth Logan Herne
  • The Word Game by Steena Holmes
  • British Sporting Literature and Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century by Sharon Harrow
  • Battle for Oz by Jeyna Grace
  • A Night in Erg Chebbi and Other Stories by Edward Hamlin
  • Her Final Breath by Robert Dugoni
  • Decadent Romanticism: 1780–1914 by Kostas Boyiopoulos and Mark Sandy
  • When You Suffer: Biblical Keys for Hope and Understanding by Jeff Cavins
  • A Murderous Storm by Dirk Trost, translated by Bernhard Sulzer
  • Last Date by U.A. Siebert, translated by Elena Mancini
  • Terminal by Mike Powelz, translated by Steve Anderson
  • Disability and Qualitative Inquiry: Methods for Rethinking an Ableist World by Ronald J. Berger and Laura S. Lorenz
  • Life’s Great Questions by Jean Vanier
  • The Joy of Advent: Daily Reflections from Pope Francis by Diane M. Houdek
  • Deadly Aid by Michel Tarou, translated by Alexis Pernsteiner
  • The Art of Adapting Victorian Literature, 1848–1920: Dramatizing “Jane Eyre,” “David Copperfield,” and “The Woman in White” by Karen E. Laird
  • My Pulse Is an Earthquake by Kristin FitzPatrick
  • Excommunicados by Charles Haverty
  • The Scent of Lavender by Margot S. Baumann, translated by Alison Layland
  • Blasted by Adversity by Luke Murphy with Julie Bettinger
  • Renaissance Mad Voyages: Experiments in Early-Modern English Travel by Anthony Parr
  • Shuttered Life by Florentine Roth, trans. Jennifer Marquart
  • American and Catholic: Stories of People Who Built the Church by C. Walker Gollar
  • Repent by Lisa Fink, trans. R. R. Meadows
  • When Faith Causes Family Friction: Dr. Ray Tackles the Tough Questions by Dr. Ray Guarendi
  • Queen of the Trailer Park by Alice Quinn, trans. Alexandra Maldwyn Davies
  • Women’s Voices in Tudor England, 1485–1603 by Susan E. James

2014

  • Oasis: Conversion Stories of Hollywood Legends by Mary Claire Kendall
  • Riding on Comets by Cat Pleska
  • Bluestockings Now! The Evolution of a Social Role by Deborah Heller
  • The Rainy Season: Three Lives in the New South Africa by Maggie Messitt
  • Ask the Bible Geek: Fascinating Answers to Intriguing Questions by Mark Hart
  • Amazing Graces: The Blessings of Sacramentals by Julie Dortch Cragon
  • What Teens Want You to Know (But Won’t Tell You) by Roy Petitfils
  • Enter Assisi: An Invitation to Franciscan Spirituality by Murray Bodo
  • Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations: A Cultural Life, 1860–2012 by Mary Hammond
  • Reading Project: A Collaborative Analysis of William Poundstone’s Project for Tachistoscope {Bottomless Pit} by Jessica Pressman, Mark C. Marino, and Jeremy Douglass
  • A Room of Rain by Gary Fincke
  • Science, Utility and Maritime Power: Samuel Bentham in Russia, 1779–91 by Roger Morriss
  • Now What? A Guide for New (and Not-So-New) Catholics by Patrick Madrid
  • Dubiosity by Christy Barritt
  • Spiritual Resilience: 30 Days to Inner Strength by Robert J. Wicks
  • Literature and the Idea of Luxury in Early Modern England by Alison V. Scott
  • 40 Days, 40 Ways: A New Look at Lent by Marcellino D’Ambrosio
  • A Wrestling Life: The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable by Dan Gable, with Scott Schulte
  • Mixed Legal Systems: East and West  edited by Palmer, Mattar, and Koppel
  • Seven Saints for Seven Virtues by Jean M. Heimann
  • British Women Writers and the Asiatic Society of Bengal, 1785-1835 by Kathryn S. Freeman 
  • Peace and Good: Through the Year with Francis of Assisi by Pat McCloskey
  • Fearless: Stories of American Saints by Alice Camille and Paul Boudreau
  • Representing Children in Chinese and U.S. Children’s Literature edited by Claudia Nelson and Rebecca Morris 
  • What Do I Say? Talking and Praying with Someone Who Is Dying by Margrit Banta 
  • Accidental Theologians: Four Women Who Shaped Christianity by Elizabeth A. Dreyer
  • Congotronic by Shane Book
  • Legal Cases, New Religious Movements, and Minority Faiths edited by James T. Richardson and François Bellanger
  • India’s Organic Farming Revolution by Sapna Thottahil
  • Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi by Richard Rohr
  • Religion and Women in Britain, c. 1660–1760 edited by Sarah Apetrei and Hannah Smith
  • Encounter Jesus: From Discovery to Discipleship by Dave Pivonka and Ralph Poyo
  • Ovidian Bibliofictions and the Tudor Book: Metamorphosing Classical Heroines in Late Medieval and Renaissance England by Lindsay Ann Reid
  • The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons by Heather A. Slomski
  • A Eucharistic Christmas: Advent Meditations on the Presence of Christ by Servant Books
  • Literature and the Encounter with God in Post-Reformation England by Michael Martin
  • Answers: Catholic Advice for Your Spiritual Questions by John Bartunek
  • Zealous: Following Jesus with Guidance from St. Paul by Mark Hart and Christopher Cuddy
  • A Ruler’s Consort by Judith P. Aikin
  • Renaissance Drama on the Edge by Lisa Hopkins
  • Skirting Heresy by Elizabeth MacDonald
  • Catholic Update: Guide to the Catholic Churchedited by Mary Carol Kendzia
  • Catholic Update: Guide to Jesus edited by Mary Carol Kendzia

2013

  • William Wordsworth and the invention of Tourism by Saeko Yoshikawa
  • Praise God and Thank Him by Jeff Cavins
  • Visiting Mary by Julie Dortch Cragon
  • The Gospels According to St. Francis by Hilarion Kistner
  • Up in Here by Mark Dostert
  • Keats, Modesty and Masturbation by Rachel Schulkins
  • Family Feeling by Jean Ross Justice
  • St. Francis, Pope Francis by Gina Loehr
  • Epic Food Fight by Leo Patalinghug
  • La Far by Eric Linsker
  • Silent Compassion by Richard Rohr
  • Reading Green in Early Modern England by Leah Knight
  • 150 North American Martyrs You Should Know by Brian O’Neel
  • John Paul II: A Short Biography by Kerry Walters
  • John XXIII: A Short Biography by Kerry Walters
  • Christ, Our Compass by Alfred McBride
  • The Displacement of the Body in Ælfric’s Virgin Martyr Lives by Alison Gulley
  • Embracing Edith Stein by Anne Costas
  • Tongwan City by Gao Jianqun
  • Stories of Jesus by Joseph F. Girzone
  • The Last Words of Jesus by Daniel Horan
  • Conquering Anger and Its Emotional Partners by Dr. Ray Guarendi
  • No Fingerprints by Mark Garbin
  • Rows of Memory by Saúl Sánchez
  • Saint: Why I Should Be Canonized Right Away by Lino Rulli
  • Political Ideas by Englightenment Women edited by Lisa Curtis-Wendlandt, Paul Gibbard, and Karen Green.
  • On the Christian Meaning of Suffering by Myles Sheehan
  • Saint of the Day, revised edition by Leonard Foley and Pat McCloskey
  • Sister Wendy on the Art of Mary, reprint.
  • Sister Wendy on the Art of Christmas, reprint.
  • Sister Wendy on the Art of Saints, reprint.
  • Who Do You Say That I Am by Bruno Forte
  • Geekpriest by Fr. Roderick Vonhögen
  • The Miraculous Medal by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle
  • Collaborative Translation and Multi-Version Texts by Belen Bistue
  • Lily of the Mohawks by Emily Cavins
  • Ascension Theory by Christopher Bolin
  • On the Dignity and Vocation of Women by Pope John Paul II, 25th anniversary edition.
  • Advent with St. Francis by Diane Houdek
  • Good Popes, Bad Popes by Mike Aquilina
  • Catholicism and Contraception by Angela Franks
  • Yes/And… by Richard Rohr
  • Lungs Full of Noise by Tessa Mellas
  • 365 Women Saints by Melanie Rigney
  • Wisdom from Caryll Houselander edited by Mary Lea Hill
  • Raising God-First Kids in a Me-First World by Barbara Curtis
  • 120 Reflections on Love by Debra Herbeck
  • Jesus the Evangelist by Allan F. Wright

2012

  • The Everyday Catholic’s Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours by Daria Sockey
  • Catholic Update Guide to the New Evangelization edited by Mary Carol Kendzia
  • Catholic Update Guide to the Bible edited by Mary Carol Kendzia
  • Thank You, Sisters by John Feister
  • Salt and Light by Mark Shea
  • A 40-Day Spiritual Workout for Catholics by Bob Rice
  • Reprint of St. Francis of Assisi: A Biography by Omer Englebert
  • Vivid and Continuous by John McNally
  • Envoy for Christ by Patrick Madrid
  • Tell Everyone I Said Hi by Chad Simpson
  • Holding Jesus by Alfred McBride
  • Redstart: An Ecological Poetics by Forrest Gander and John Kinsella
  • Would You Date You by Anthony Buono
  • Always Put in a Recipe and Other Tips for Living from Iowa’s Best-Known Homemaker by Evelyn Birkby

2011

  • Quick, Said the Bird: Williams, Eliot, Moore, and the Spoken Word by Richard Swigg
  • Stumping God: Reagan, Carter, and the Invention of a Political Faith by Andrew P. Hogue
  • LDS in the USA: Mormonism and the Making of American Culture by Lee Trepanier and Lynita K. Newswander
  • Theatre, Community, and Civic Engagement in Jacobean London by Mark Bayer
  • The King James Bible and the World It Made, edited by David Lyle Jeffrey
  • Evermore: Edgar Allen Poe and the Mystery of the Universe by Harry Lee Poe
  • Power Ballads by Will Boast

2010

  • Afterword: Conjuring the Literary Dead, edited by Dale Salwak
  • Unbeknownst by Julie Hanson

 

 

 

 

 

 

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