About Galen

Galen Scott, the editor and writer behind “An Editor’s Journey,” is an editor and a writer, a mom, an avid reader, and a researcher. She is also a successful poet and works part-time as a research assistant to a medical anthropologist. Galen likes to keep busy, and because of her varied and eclectic background, she has an extensive base of experience to pull from. Her hope is that people can find help here if they need it, get inspired, learn something new, and maybe have a good laugh (seriously, she has a 7-year-old, laughing happens a lot aGt home).

About this Blog

Galen decided to create this blog because she has always had questions during her time trying to establish herself as a Freelance editor over the years. Questions that should be answered somewhere, and yet she couldn’t find them easily. Finding those answers for myself was never easy. There are so many things out there that can help Authors and Editors alike. Galen doesn’t want this blog to just focus on the editing process and on things. Authors can make their manuscripts better and more appealing for publishing and the editors who eventually do the end work. She wants to hear from you! So if you have a question, need her to do some research, or just want to chime in, Galen looks 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. 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. In 2009, Editing, Research and Writing became her full-time job.

With a solid 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 to better 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. She is an Author and Poet.