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Poppy and Hattie


Hi there, I'm Alana Dunn, the owner of Regent Square Editing. I'm glad you're here!

I'm an academic copyeditor specializing in publications in the humanities, though I also have experience with fiction, poetry, and prose. I work to help writers eliminate errors and polish their prose without altering their voice or style. I particularly enjoy working with early-career faculty who are finishing their first or second book. You can see what writers have said about working with me on my testimonials page, as well as many of the projects I've been a part of in my portfolio.

Since 2009, I have served as the copyeditor for Bull City Press. I'm also a member of ACES: The Society for Editing and the Editorial Freelancers Association.

When I'm not editing, I'm most likely:

  • watering my garden (I planted 2,700 pachysandra over the past few years and they will LIVE!);

  • hiking the trails in the 644-acre park that's a few blocks from my house; or

  • cuddling my rescue guinea pigs, Pippy and Hattie (Pippy is the Chicago style enthusiast; Hattie is the skeptic).

Now that you know a bit about me, I'd love to learn more about you and your work. Get in touch today!