Copyediting and Proofreading
for publishers, independent authors, and financial services clients
Delia is a New York–based writer, copyeditor, and proofreader with professional experience in the publishing and financial services industries. While earning a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Texas at Austin (where she wrote an award-winning honors thesis on Virginia Woolf), Delia gained an intimate understanding of the publishing world through summer internships at acclaimed independent presses, and discovered that her eye for detail pairs well with a red pen. After graduating, she moved to New York and obtained a diploma in copyediting, proofreading, and fact-checking from the New York University School of Professional Studies.
Since then, Delia has worked as a freelance copyeditor and proofreader on a wide variety of projects, for independent publishers like the Feminist Press, Melville House, and Catapult as well as trade publisher Penguin Random House. She has experience with adult fiction, nonfiction, YA, and middle grade titles, but she especially loves editing books that fall between the cracks of genre and experiment with form and style. Some of her favorite projects she's worked on include a hybrid biography-memoir, a self-help political manifesto, and a novel that blends pop culture and academia. As a writer herself, Delia enjoys combining her keen eye with an attuned ear for language to provide clients with a copyedit that is both rigorous and sensitive to the author's intent.
In financial services, Delia has served as an editing consultant for global firms Morgan Stanley and Dreyfus, where she proofread and checked backups for internal and external documents as well as material non-public information. Her experience includes everything from print and digital marketing collateral to legal forms, from investing reports to e-learning materials—if it relates to finance or corporate communications, she's probably proofread it.
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PENGUIN YOUNG READERS
WHAT PEOPLE HAVE TO SAY:
Delia is someone I can rely on fully to deliver timely, quality work on a range of projects: fiction, memoir, activist nonfiction, and more. She's a joy to work with! She takes direction, has an eagle eye for detail, and can easily adapt to the needs of each particular project she takes on.
LAUREN ROSEMARY HOOK,
SENIOR EDITOR & INTERIM PUBLISHER AT FEMINIST PRESS
Have questions? Want to request a quote? Send me a line at deliamariadavis [at] gmail [dot] com.