Lori Flaherty


Freelance Copy Editor, General Dynamics
Fort Detrick, MD
November 2018—Current

Part-time, on-call associate editor for the Department of Civil and Homeland Security Group’s U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command. Copy edit congressionally directed medical research program summary statements.

Freelance Writer/Publisher, Royal Diadem Magazine
Rock Hill, SC
January 2012—Current

Write and produce Royal Diadem Magazine, a digital conservative publication that covers such topics as policy and politics, current events, culture, health and science, and lifestyle.

Editor, The CFIDS Association
Charlotte, NC
July 1999—May 2000

Editor of two quarterly publications, one for clinicians and researchers and one for patients. Solicited written submissions, wrote, edited, and desktop-produced the publications from initial page makeup through final PDF to printer. Wrote and edited website content and special promotional and educational literature in conjunction with the public relations manager.

Graphic Production Manager, Auto Trader Publications
Charlotte, NC
July 1998—July 1999

Supervised and hired a staff of in-house graphic artists and one copyeditor in the production of seven weekly local and regional advertising magazines. Responsible for department budget, payroll, and expenses.

International Print Editor, InterNET Services
Charlotte, NC
January 1996—April 1998

Managed the production of more than 200 print projects annually for 16 international offices. Established department budgets, wrote, edited, and produced all corporate international print media, including books, a monthly 28-page magazine,  a monthly newsletter, and marketing materials. Worked with the international and domestic marketing departments to develop new print products.  Attended major event venues to promote publishing product. Supervised a staff of one copyeditor, an outside book acquisitions editor, and an administrative assistant. Hired and coordinated with translators, reviewers, writers, editors, designers, and printers.

Executive Editor, The McGraw-Hill Companies/TAB Books
Blue Ridge Summit, PA
October 1993—June 1995

Responsible for the publication of more than 250 book titles per year. Directed and supervised an in-house staff of five technical managing editors and three manuscript evaluators. Worked closely with the publisher and acquisition editors to develop publishing schedules. Reviewed book contracts to ensure authors fulfilled contractual obligations and approved author grants and advances.

Managing Editor, The McGraw-Hill Companies/TAB Books
June 1992—October 1993

Evaluated technical manuscript submissions for the Freelance Department and assigned and scheduled manuscripts to copyeditors, establishing and overseeing copyediting and production deadlines. Coordinated author/editor/ production corrections from manuscript through final mechanicals. Reviewed and approved copy for back covers and inside book jackets, catalogs, and author biographies.

Technical Copyeditor, The McGraw-Hill Companies/TAB Books
December 1989—May 1992

Evaluated manuscript submissions for publication and established editing levels and book design. Oversaw manuscripts from copyedit to final mechanicals. Measured and sized text, halftones, and line art.

Special Experience

Served as the Production Manager for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Managing Editor for the National Association of Home Builders. Possess page makeup and digital publishing experience. Expert using the Chicago Manual of Style. Publication management and page makeup certificates from Editorial Excellence Institute. Civil litigation paralegal experience.