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EI Mentioned in ACES Newsletter

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

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April Michelle Davis was given recognition twice in the Winter 2015 edition of ACES Tracking Changes.

April Michelle and Editorial Inspirations were profiled, and April Michelle was accredited with her persistence to get into the business, her ability to prove her talents within the business, and her drive to make a good name for herself in the business.

April Michelle was also recommended as a resource for newbies and for those who want to reaffirm their skills by taking April Michelle’s webinars offered through and privately through her own company, Editorial Inspirations.


EI Speaks at Randolph-Macon College

Monday, June 1st, 2015

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April Michelle Davis was invited back, for the third time, on January 21, 2015, to speak to the student body and faculty of Randolph-Macon College. April Michelle spoke from the array of topics presented in her workshop, Working with an Editor: The Editorial Process. April Michelle spoke on such topics as what an editor does, tips for working with an editor, the benefits of working with an editor, and the steps to becoming an editor. As a professional editor herself, April Michelle shared personal experiences, both success stories and stories that showed the challenges of the industry and what lessons she learned, as well as how they proved invaluable to her professional growth.

In addition, April Michelle spoke to the group about what drove her and what she did that was responsible for her success as an editor. She shared the creative methods that she developed to get her name out to her targeted audience, including the many speaking engagements at conferences and for college classes on freelancing and related topics. April Michelle also talked about how her determination to become a respected editor contributed to her accomplishments in the industry such as being named the social media marketing expert for the National Association for Independent Writers and Editors, the chapter coordinator for the Virginia chapter of the Editorial Freelancers Association, and the chair and the website administrator for the Mid- & South-Atlantic chapter for the American Society for Indexing.


Friday, May 1st, 2015

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PhylogeneticsThis new edition of Phylogenetics captures the very essence of this rapidly evolving discipline. Written for the practicing systematist and phylogeneticist, it addresses both the philosophical and technical issues of the field, as well as surveys general practices in taxonomy. Major sections of the book deal with the nature of species and higher taxa, homology and characters, trees and tree graphs, and biogeography—the purpose being to develop biologically relevant species, character, tree, and biogeographic concepts that can be applied fruitfully to phylogenetics.

I diligently worked on preparing this manuscript for publication in the allotted three weeks I was given to copyedit it. Because this manuscript was written in technical language, I worked to ensure consistency throughout the manuscript and within the technical realm of the industry, and in doing so, the client’s satisfaction with the final product solidified our working relationship for future jobs.

EI Speaks at Agile Writers Meeting

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

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AgileWriters2014April Michelle Davis spoke before approximately 25 members of the Agile Writers on September 30, 2014. April Michelle presented her workshop “Working with a Freelance Editor: The Editorial Process” and shared personal work experiences to include her uniquely tailored work style when editing a manuscript. April Michelle enthusiastically entertained many questions related to the topics, led an interactive discussion on how and where writers can find editors, and answered other questions that were of particular interest to the members of the group. The time quickly spanned the allotted 2 hours before adjourning.

EI Speaks at Communication Central

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

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Communication-CentralApril Michelle Davis was recognized for her experience, skill, and community involvement at Communication Central, a 3-day conference held in Rochester, New York, on September 26-28, 2014, where April Michelle spoke on The Joy of Organization to editors, writers, and other publishing professionals of all levels for two hours. Editorial Inspirations was also previewed by sponsoring the workshop Working Well in Word and More.

EI at Williamsburg Book Festival

Monday, December 1st, 2014

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Williamsburg Book Festival 2014

Williamsburg Book Festival 2014

April Michelle Davis led the first workshop, Working with an Editor: The Editorial Process, at the Williamsburg Book Festival, a free festival that features a book fair of authors and a series of seminars and workshops.

Throughout the event, there were a series of free workshops and panels open to the authors and the public. After her workshop and for the remainder of the event, April Michelle made herself available to the authors and attendees of the event to answer questions and provide guidance on editing issues and to coach authors on how affectively to design their book covers. Several of the authors were impressed by April Michelle’s experience and knowledge that they requested to be added as recipients of her monthly newsletter. One of the authors wanted to better understand how editors charge for projects and found April Michelle’s explanation fair and equitable for both the author and the editor.

The Williamsburg Book Festival is an annual event that you may begin to plan for by seeking professional advice from April Michelle.

EI Mentioned in FBB

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

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April Michelle Davis, and Editorial Inspirations, was honorably mentioned on the FBB group for her newsletter, which comes out monthly and features copyediting tips. April Michelle writes an article for each of her newsletters about issues around grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure and provides examples for understanding and reinforcement.

EI in GW Magazine

Friday, August 1st, 2014

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April Michelle Davis, master of professional studies graduating Class 2008 of the George Washington University, was featured in the Alumni News, Class Notes section of the spring 2014 edition of GW Magazine, the George Washington University magazine. The write-up captured two of April Michelle’s recent recognitions and accomplishments: being named the social media marketing expert and the publication of her published book, A Guide for the Freelance Indexer. GW encourages and supports its alumni successes openly through this publication.


EI Speaks at Virginia Press Women Conference

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

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April Michelle Davis led her workshop at the Virginia Press Women spring conference held in Farmville, Virginia, on Working with a Freelance Editor: The Editorial Process. The workshop was inspired and designed by April Michelle from real-world experiences throughout her career. April Michelle captured the essence of the spirit of the conference and attendees in the way that she presented the material and how she relayed it to each story. April Michelle was available throughout the two-day event, getting to know the attendees, familiarizing herself with their type of work, and making helpful suggestions on how to increase productivity and creativity.

EI at Celebrate with a Book

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

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April Michelle Davis participated in her third Celebrate with a Book author book fair, which was held Saturday, December 14, 2013, at Regency Square Mall, in Richmond, Virginia.

What was different about this group of local authors was that each one had written and published one or two books. From this experience, these authors realized the value of working with a professional editor such as April Michelle Davis. Many of these authors gravitated toward April Michelle and expressed concerns of embarrassment and dissatisfaction with their publishers. Their books had been published with spelling mistakes, inconsistencies in the sentence structure, and even errors in the overall flow of the plot. These errors affected the integrity of their books and more importantly the integrity of the authors. These errors should have been found and corrected.

April Michelle personally reads every word of every manuscript her company is hired to work on.