Project Management and Product Development

Including but not limited to recruitment, selection, and administration of freelance contributors, product conceptualization, market and project research, authoring, content and subject matter selection, editing, and submission of tagged files prepped for typesetting and publication.

Writing and Compilation

Including but not limited to conceptualization, research, content selection, writing, editing, and review of final typeset pages.

Developmental Editing

Including but not limited to reviewing and providing substantive changes in a book’s organization, approach, and style, as well as providing feedback and guidance to authors.

End-of-Production Services

Including but not limited to copyediting files (in XML tagged format) and manuscript, galley proofreading, and subject indexing for a number of titles within a series.

Projects Managed by Lynn M. Zott During Her Tenure at Gale

Managed flagship Gale literature reference series and served as project editor for The Beat Generation: A Gale Critical Companion, which was honored as an “Outstanding Reference Source” by RUSA (Reference and User Services Association, a division of the American Library Association).


Including but not limited to back-of-the-book title and topic indexing using SGML tagged data.

Other Editorial Services

Including but not limited to research, copy editing, proofreading, and fact-checking for individual projects.