Jeanie Simoncic, Editor, Writer

Certified Personal Trainer NSCA-CPT, Certified Nutritionist

I am a skilled writer and editor with a twenty-year career in both the traditional and self-publishing industries and eleven years as a fitness and nutrition practitioner.

As a writer, I enjoy creating lively, engaging, and concise prose. As a personal trainer and nutritionist, I like to study current research and trends and apply the information to my business.

For editing projects, I'll help refine your work by concentrating on:

  • organization and flow

  • clarity

  • trim words

  • omit redundancy

  • consistency

  • grammar

  • punctuation

  • spelling

  • word usage

I'll also develop a custom style sheet for use as a reference when making additions or revisions to your manuscript. Style sheets are explained below.

I love working in both fields, and I'm excited to combine these passions. I am thorough, efficient, and value the importance of organization and communication.

Editing Projects

  • Editor for SimpliFaster.com, a blog devoted to athletic speed development highlighting articles written by coaches in the field. Subjects include the physiology, anatomy, and science involved in athletic movement, strength and speed development, programming, nutrition, recovery, and psychology.

  • Edited a nutrition and lifestyle book authored by a practicing nutritionist

Writing Projects

  • Updated an Instructor Resource Manual to be current with the new edition of a nutrition textbook. This involved writing, editing, and research.

  • Developed website and researched, wrote, and edited fitness and nutrition articles for www.GrowStrongLiveHealthyBeHappy.com.

  • Wrote profiles of adaptive athletes receiving grants from Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance for the organization's website.

Skills

  • The Chicago Manual of Style and The AP Stylebook

  • Synthesize complex information and communicate it clearly and accurately

  • Adapt easily to new subjects

  • Work independently from inception through completion

  • Microsoft Word Track with edits on screen and comments in the margin

Biography

Style Sheets

A style sheet gives you a reference when moving forward after editing.

Depending on the assignment, a style sheet includes explanations of grammar and punctuation, special spelling and language, references, sources, and notes on structure.

I'll also include directions by you and decisions from our conversations.