BA, English Literature, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
MA, English Literature and Culture, University of Birmingham, UK
Training and professional development
New York University Summer Publishing Institute, 1994. Certificate in Book and Magazine Publishing.
general nonfiction editing, proofreading, line editing, manuscript evaluation, academic editing
Academic editing: all humanities and social science subjects.
Trade/commercial editing: memoir, biography, general nonfiction
Oxford University Press, SUNY Press, Boydell & Brewer, Skyhorse Publishing, Ohio University Press, University of Minnesota Press, Avalon Publishing Group, Perseus Books, Cardoza Publishing
I have known Michael Sandlin since 2008, at which time he was enthusiastically recommended to me by a colleague here at Oxford University Press. Since that time, Michael has become one of our top-ranked freelance copyeditors. He is prompt and consistent in his work for us, and his thoughtful queries have often resulted in valuable decisions that have affected the development of the style guidelines for important publications. Most recently, Michael has been handling a significant measure of the copyediting for the Oxford Bibliographies. This online project comprises a wide range of modules on various academic and scholarly topics. Michael’s broad knowledge of many subjects enables him to copyedit these reference materials with insight, erudition, and sensitivity while maintaining the necessary high level of attention to detail crucial to preparing online material. Nowhere is his expertise more in evidence than in his work on the modules “Victorian Literature” and “British and Irish Literature,” but Michael has proven himself highly competent to copyedit material on psychology to medieval studies to pop culture.
I would unreservedly recommend Mr. Sandlin as a top-notch, experienced, and professional copyeditor.
Peter Pickow, Senior Production Editor