I’m Galen Scott, the editor and writer behind “An Editor’s Journey” as well as a mom, avid reader and researcher. I am also a successful poet and work part time as a Research Assistant to a Medical Anthropologist. I like to keep busy, and because of my varied and eclectic background I have an very broad base of experience to pull from. My hope is that people can find help here if they need it, get inspired, learn something new, and maybe have a good laugh (seriously, I have a 5 year old, laughing happens a lot here).
About this Blog
I decided to create this blog because during my time trying to establish myself as a Freelance editor over the years, there have always been questions I wish were answered, and finding them in one place has never been easy. There are so many things out there that can help Authors and Editors alike, and I don’t want this blog to just focus on the editing process, but also on things Authors can do to make their manuscripts better and more appealing for publishing and for the Editors who eventually do the end work. I want to hear from you! So if you have a question, need me to do some research or just want to chime in, I look forward to meeting you and hearing your story!
A little more about Galen
Galen read her first manuscript for someone else in the 7th grade, when she picked up a friend’s essay for school and started correcting it for them. As her love for writing grew, so did her ability to edit and critique and by the end of University she found herself supplementing her ‘day job’ with her editing skills. Finally, in 2006 she started working as a Freelance Editor part time and in 2009 Editing, Research and Writing became her full-time job.
With a very strong Academic background, Galen has worked for clients in a wide variety of fields including, but not limited to: Anthropology & Archaeology, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Psychology, Poetry, Literary Fiction, Folklore and Mythology, Historical Romance and Historical Fiction & Non-Fiction (specializations in Ancient Egypt, 10th Century Baghdad, Heian Era Japan, Tudor, Regency and Victorian England). With each of her long-term clients she works to understand their field of study or interest so that she is better able to understand their needs.
Galen studied Anthropology and English Literature at the University of Georgia. She has worked as a Research Assistant to a Medical Anthropologist since 2007. She spent 10 years as a Graphic and Web Designer including 4 years for Concert BTNA a global venture between British Telecom and AT&T and she is an Author and Poet.