Writing Samples and Recent Projects
Magazine Article: Profile
“Between Two Worlds: Tammar Stein’s Debut Novel,” UVA Alumni News
Tammar Stein’s first novel, Light Years, grew out of her teenage obsession with the Israeli army.
Virginia Quarterly Review
Book Notes review of Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, by Rob Sheffield (Crown, 2007).
Magazine Article: News
“Iris Turns 25,” UVA Alumni News
Iris: A Journal About Women has evolved into a magazine whose national readership makes it unique among student-produced publications.
“EPA Should Outlaw Lead Wheel Weights to Reduce Toxic Dust”
A published study by Robert A. Root, PhD, has demonstrated that lost vehicle wheel weights are introducing tons of lead into our city streets every year.
“10K CROP WALK Fights Hunger”
The annual CROP WALK raises money to support local food banks as well as international hunger relief efforts.
Editing of Marianne M. Jennings, INVESTMENT PROFESSIONALS AND FIDUCIARY DUTIES, CFA Institute Research Foundation Literature Reviews, vol. 11, no. 1 (September 2014)
Editing of Sunit N. Shah, THE PRINCIPAL–AGENT PROBLEM IN FINANCE, CFA Institute Research Foundation Literature Reviews, vol. 10, no. 1 (March 2014)
Editing and fact checking of quarterly metro/sector real estate market reports for REIS, Inc. (a provider of commercial real estate market information and analysis)
Editing of online Instructor’s Guides for the Bloomberg Businessweek Education Resource Center website
Editing of weekly guides and website content for the Bloomberg Businessweek EDGE leadership development program
Proofreading of the bimonthly Financial Analysts Journal for CFA Institute
Substantive editing of conference presentations for CFA Institute Conference Proceedings Quarterly
Editing of annual conference programs for the Core Knowledge Foundation
Copyediting of book manuscripts for CFA Institute, the University of Virginia Press, and Princeton University Press
Ellen is not simply a meticulous monitor of style and format, she is an astute and sensitive collaborator who helps authors craft fine nuances of meaning in the clearest possible terms.
Ellen Barber, my copy editor, provided sound advice and improved the manuscript immeasurably.
Ellen Barber provided copyediting that substantially contributed to the book’s readability.