Bailey Cahall has extensive experience editing, proofreading, and formatting a variety of materials for government clients, including short- and long-form analytic reports, intelligence products, marketing materials, and style guides. In addition to her enthusiasm for ensuring the internal consistency of a report, Bailey has a proven ability to maintain a consistent voice in projects compiled by multiple authors. She graduated magna cum laude from West Virginia University with a B.A. in history, and holds an M.A. in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
Though her work has mostly focused on non-fiction writing, Bailey is an avid reader of science fiction and young adult novels and spent several years supporting her book-buying habit as a bookseller for Barnes & Noble. In her spare time, she runs the blog Geeky Musings from a Nerdy Girl, which enables her to combine her many pop culture obsessions with her love of writing.
AREAS OF SPECIALTY
- Nonfiction in a variety of subject areas, including (but not limited to) academic papers, business documents, and proposals
- Some fiction, including sci-fi and YA novels
- Copyediting and proofreading
- Formatting documents to prepare for submission or publication
"I received way more than I was expecting from an editing service through Yellow Bird. I was impressed with their organized process and the high level of communication toward my project. Bailey is a master of her craft and I truly appreciate her outstanding work. Her excellent edits and suggestions make a lot of sense, and have greatly improved the quality of my writing. I feel more confident in my ability as a writer with her at my side, and I have been empowered through the editing process."
– Aaron Mare (Austin, TX)
"Bailey is a grammatical sniper. I submitted a manuscript that had been through more than fifteen beta-readers and two editors (manuscript overviews) and while no one had done a copy edit, the book was, in my assessment, pretty clean. Bailey caught hundreds of things that had eluded everyone else, both apparent (oxford commas) and invisible (extra spacing/formatting).
I really appreciated that while her main duty was the ultra-technical application of THE RULES, Bailey also made a handful of deft suggestions that were spot-on (a deleted phrase here or there; calling out a few subtle inconsistencies that no one else had noticed). The result for me is an ultra-clean and razor-sharp manuscript ready for querying. I highly recommend her if you are submitting or self-publishing. Worth every penny. I'm coming back for the sequel."