• Betty Ann Tyson
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Betty Ann Tyson

Education

  • M.A. in Education, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
  • B.A. in English, The King's College, Briarcliff Manor, NY

Experience

Freelance Work

Eight years editing reports, speeches, biographies for college professor.
Proofread novel for first-time author as well as several other novels.
Genealogical and historical research for people wanting death notices, naturalization papers, historical records, etc. Records found in the Boston area at National Archives, Massachusetts Archives, Massachusetts Historical Society, New England Historical Society, public libraries. Supplied information to people from Ireland, Nova Scotia, Uruguay, California and other states.

Research Assistant

National Archives, Waltham, MA 2003 – Present

Provided help to genealogical researchers in finding and using records on microfilm and on the Internet.

Editor/Writer/Production Coordinator

Digital, Compaq, Hewlett-Packard 1980 – 2002

Editor for group of writers and illustrators of hardware documentation for system users and service personnel. Planned, scheduled, edited, and sent final documents and CDs to documentation producers and distributors. Established and maintained standards.

Development Editor/Production Editor

D. C. Heath, Lexington, MA 1970 – 1974, 1976 – 1980

Oversaw development and production of high-profile American government text, which involved direct involvement with the author and reviewers, acquisition and development of supplementary study materials, coordination with the book designer and photo researcher. As production editor, coordinated the copyediting, proofreading, and page makeup of numerous college texts in history, English, and social sciences.

Production Coordinator

Little, Brown, Boston, MA 1975 – 1976

Oversaw editing and production of college texts sent out to freelance production services. Produced 13 texts and 4 manuals in one publishing season.

Proofreader

Harbridge House, Boston, MA 1969 – 1970

Proofread case studies and proposals.

Copyeditor/Proofreader

The Westminster Press, Philadelphia, PA 1967 – 1969

Edited and proofread publications for the press of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Subject matter ranged from scholarly works to juvenile fiction and Sunday School curriculum materials.

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