Barbra Rodriguez is an award-winning editor and writer whose 18 years of editing experience has included assisting self-published authors of memoir and self-help books, proofreading and fact checking books for Greenleaf Book Group, and editing educational web modules for physicians. She has also judged the book competitions of the Writers’ League of Texas (2014, 2015) and the National Association of Science Writers (2016).
Her writing honors include National Mature Media and National Health Information awards for an AARP Latino magazine feature. It is among the dozens of articles she has written for national publications since 1998. Her pitches about green living, health, ecology and other topics have been accepted in print and digital outlets that range from the Dallas Morning-News to CBS Healthwatch to the journals Science and Nature.
She worked for 19 years as a communicator of health, science and engineering advances at universities, including editing freelancers’ articles for several institutional magazines. She has also ghost-written for college deans, the director of a conservation organization, and physicians. A member of the Editorial Freelancers Association, she ran a creative non-fiction group from 2011 to 2013, and began assisting authors full time in 2016.
AREAS OF SPECIALTY
Nonfiction for adults, including narrative nonfiction, academic works, books of journalism, memoir, psychology, self-help, and spirituality, health/wellness, sustainability and landscape design, book proposals and other nonfiction book projects.
Manuscript critiques, copyediting, first chapter reviews, proofreading, query letter and book proposal editing.
“I truly enjoyed working with Barbra. Her attention to detail and suggestions exceeded my expectations. Initially she started by copyediting and proofreading my memoir, but after working through my initial manuscript and seeing its potential, she gave me some recommendations on where we could improve the project. We decided to continue the work and through additional developmental editing we created a new manuscript that vastly improved the book. All I can say is that I’m grateful for her suggestions! I am thankful for her enthusiasm and willingness to immerse herself in the subject of my book. I strongly recommend Barbra!”