Cheryl Lemmens Indexing and Editorial Services


Cheryl Lemmens - Indexing and Editorial Services

Book Indexing • Web Site Indexing • Editing

 


Editing: Books Edited and Proofread

My book editing work encompasses both manuscript editing and proofreading. I provide each client with a detailed list of notes and queries, from issues of grammar to names, dates, and other fact-checking items. (I have also done fact-checking as separate, stand-alone work.) Among the reference works on which I rely are the Chicago Manual of Style and the MLA Handbook, the Canadian Oxford Dictionary and Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, and an assortment of other guides, reference books, and foreign-language dictionaries. In addition, I use the Internet extensively in both linguistic and fact-checking queries, and have found many an invaluable Web site en route.

Books are listed chronologically in each section, with the most recently edited first.


Copyediting – Specific Series

The Wealth of Wives Claudine de Tencin:
Two Novels
Portraits of
the Queen Mother
Women Playwrights of
Early Modern Spain
Othea's Letter to Hector

The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe

  • Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, Beauty and the Beast: The Original Story, ed. and trans. Aurora Wolfgang (forthcoming)

  • Arcangela Tarabotti, Convent Paradise, ed. and trans. Meredith K. Ray and Lynn Lara Westwater (forthcoming)

  • Lucrezia Marinella, Love Enamored and Driven Mad, ed. and trans. Janet E. Gomez and Maria Galli Stampino (forthcoming)

  • Margaret Fell, Women's Speaking Justified and Other Pamphlets, ed. Jane Donawerth and Rebecca M. Lush, The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe (Toronto series) 65 (Toronto: Iter Press; Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2018)

  • Isabella Andreini, Mirtilla, a Pastoral, ed. and introd. Valeria Finucci, trans. Julia Kisacky, The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe (Toronto series) 62 (Toronto: Iter Press; Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2018)

    From the editor and translator, Mirtilla, a Pastoral:
    "We would like to thank ... the most enlightened copy-editor we have ever encountered, Cheryl Lemmens, who gave us brilliant suggestions ..."
              – Acknowledgments, page xiv

  • Christine de Pizan, Othea's Letter to Hector, trans. and introd. Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski and Earl Jeffrey Richards, The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe (Toronto series) 57 (Toronto: Iter Press; Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2017)

  • Christine de Pizan, The Book of the Mutability of Fortune, trans. and abr. Geri L. Smith, The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe (Toronto series) 52 (Toronto: Iter Press; Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2017)

    From the translator, The Book of the Mutability of Fortune:
    "Particular thanks are due to Cheryl Lemmens for her many insightful suggestions."
              – Acknowledgments, page xv

  • Nieves Romero-Díaz and Lisa Vollendorf, ed., Feliciana Enríquez de Guzmán, Ana Caro Mallén, and Sor Marcela de San Félix: Women Playwrights of Early Modern Spain, trans. and annot. Harley Erdman, The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe (Toronto series) 49 (Toronto: Iter Press; Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2016)

    From the editors, Women Playwrights of Early Modern Spain:
    "We also are indebted to some of the great translators of Spanish texts, ... as well as to the anonymous reader and our erudite copy editor, Cheryl Lemmens, both of whom helped improve the manuscript immeasurably."
              – Acknowledgments, page xi

  • Claudine-Alexandrine Guérin de Tencin, Memoirs of the Count of Comminge and The Misfortunes of Love, ed. and trans. Jonathan Walsh, The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe (Toronto series) 48 (Toronto: Iter Academic Press; Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2016)

  • Francesco Barbaro, The Wealth of Wives: A Fifteenth-Century Marriage Manual, ed. and trans. Margaret L. King, The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe (Toronto series) 42 (Toronto: Iter Academic Press; Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2015)

  • Leah L. Chang and Katherine Kong, ed. and trans., Portraits of the Queen Mother: Polemics, Panegyrics, Letters – Catherine de Médicis and Others, The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe (Toronto series) 35 (Toronto: Iter Inc. and Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2014)

    From the editors, Portraits of the Queen Mother:
    "Cheryl Lemmens was an exemplary copyeditor and indexer."
              – Acknowledgments, page xi


New Technologies in Medieval and Renaissance Studies

  • Aaron Mauro, ed., Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities: Volume 2, New Technologies in Medieval and Renaissance Studies 8 (Toronto: Iter Press; Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2019)

  • Alyssa Arbuckle, Aaron Mauro, and Daniel Powell, eds., Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities: Volume 1, New Technologies in Medieval and Renaissance Studies 7 (Toronto: Iter Press; Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2017)

  • Laura Estill, Diane Jakacki, and Michael Ullyot, ed., Early Modern Studies after the Digital Turn: New Tools for New Research Questions, New Technologies in Medieval and Renaissance Studies 6 (Toronto: Iter Press; Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2016)


Has the European
Experiment Failed?
Does the 21st Century
Belong to China?
The Munk Debates Hitchens vs Blair North America's
Lost Decade?

The Munk Debates

  • Niall Ferguson, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Josef Joffe, and Peter Mandelson, Has the European Experiment Failed?: The Munk Debate on Europe (Toronto: House of Anansi Press, 2012) – fifth volume in the Munk Debates series

  • Paul Krugman, David Rosenberg, Lawrence Summers, and Ian Bremmer, North America's Lost Decade?: The Munk Debate on the North American Economy (Toronto: House of Anansi Press, 2012) – fourth volume in the Munk Debates series

  • Henry Kissinger, Niall Ferguson, David Daokui Li, and Fareed Zakaria, Does the 21st Century Belong to China? (Toronto: House of Anansi Press, 2011) – third volume in the Munk Debates series

  • Christopher Hitchens and Tony Blair, Hitchens vs. Blair (Toronto: House of Anansi Press, 2011) – second volume in the Munk Debates series

    From a reader of Hitchens vs. Blair:
    "It could be legitimately asked what value there is to having this small book when the debate itself is widely available online for free, but I would argue there are at least three benefits. One, there are a few footnotes included in the book that help clarify references the speakers make; two, the book includes an interview with Hitchens as a fun post-script to the debate that's worth reading; and three, being able to read the text is a slightly different experience than is watching the debate." [Emphasis added.]
              – Customer review posted on Amazon.com

  • Rudyard Griffiths and Patrick Luciani, eds., The Munk Debates (Toronto: House of Anansi Press, 2010)


Copyediting

Troubling Tricksters The Taste of America Perfection of the Finite Onward to the Olympics Tessa and Scott


Proofreading

Inside Canadian Politics Blue Future Successful Business
Communication
Written as I Remember It Cultural Geography


Fact-Checking


Salon to Biennial Spirituality and Health Otl Aicher The Wayfinders Contemporary
World Interiors


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