George L. Newman
Freelance copyediting and proofreading
george @ georgenewman.com · 540·752·5135
Freelance copy editor/proofreader of trade books for adults, young adults, and children, 2005-present
Copy editor, The Free Lance-Star, daily newspaper in Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1999–2012: copyedit local and wire-service stories; mark proof pages for final edits, layout, formatting.
Freelance translator, French to English, 1993–2000: nonfiction trade books, children's books, patents, regulations, corporate and personal documents
Office manager, The River's End, 1991–93: custom architectural millwork and cabinetry
Supervisor/lead carpenter, Shibley, Ehman Co., 1984–90: restoration and preservation of historic buildings, commercial and residential construction and renovation
General contractor, residential remodeling and restoration, 1976–83
Long involvement with local environmental organizations; served on Stafford County (Virginia) Wetlands Board and Rappahannock State Scenic River Advisory Board
Areas of particular expertise / interest
Architecture, building construction, woodworking
Environment, especially freshwater wetland and aquatic systems, associated land-use and regulatory issues
Natural history, farming, gardening, forestry, beekeeping
Professional and academic credentials
Certified (French to English), American Translators Association
Graduate Certificate in Translation, George Mason University, 1992
B.A. in French, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1966
Khansari, Mehdi, M.R. Moghtader, and Minouch Yavari. The Persian Garden: Echoes of Paradise. Washington: Mage, 1998.
Trade book translations
Novac, Ana. The Beautiful Days of My Youth: My Six Months in Auschwitz and Plaszow. New York: Holt, 1997.
Piercingly acute prose . . . [Novac] writes with merciless clarity and a shrewd, practiced eye for detail. (Publishers Weekly Best Books of '97)
Searing and emotionally exhausting (VOYA)
A brilliant, literary memoir (School Library Journal)
The Normandy Diary of Marie-Louise Osmont: 1940-1944. New York: Random House/Discovery Channel Press, 1994.
A record for which there is no equivalent for the battle of Normandy, and very few from the whole history of warfare (from the introduction by military historian John Keegan)
Khansari, Mehdi, and Minouch Yavari. The Persian Bazaar: Veiled Space of Desire. Washington: Mage, 1993.
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