Nancy Sajdak Manning

Copyediting, Developmental Editing

Nancy Sajdak Manning earned her Bachelor of Arts degree (2008) from Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU), where she majored in history, with a minor in creative writing. She also earned an Associate in Arts degree (2002) from Delta College, where she focused on English/writing and won the 2003 Delta College Foundation English Language Award. From 2002-2007, Manning additionally studied creative writing at the Farfield Retreats for Writers at Oakland University, Michigan. Since 2005, she has published over 200 nonfiction articles, primarily for Michigan regional periodicals.

Manning began independent copyediting and developmental editing in 2007 after interning in journalism and copyediting at Interlude Media, Bay City, Michigan, from 2005-2007, and mentoring at the SVSU Writing Center, where she also developed Chicago Manual of Style handouts for fellow history students.

Today, Manning's independent copyediting projects include a variety of publications for Great Lakes Bay Publishing and Impress Horak Creative Group. Manning also is currently copyediting a private eye series of novels for a local Michigan author.

Since 2007, Manning's developmental editing projects have included ongoing assistance with a lengthy historical maritime-related manuscript and book proposal; a teaching-related manuscript, book proposal, and final manuscript edits (2012 publication) (; and a successful doctoral dissertation (2013).

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