151 Newtown Rd
Acton, MA 01720
abigail_mieko (at) yahoo.com
I am a veteran freelancer and SCBWI member with varied credits in both
writing and editing. My writing experience includes ghostwriting, magazine
articles, newsletter profiles, Web-based pieces, business collateral,
educational products, and user manuals. I have edited everything from
romance novels to nonfiction business and technology titles.
Magazine and E-Zine Credits Include...
- AARP The Magazine
Whine and Roses: How to Turn Screwups Into Satisfaction,
American Venture Magazine
Balancing the Ratio: The Merging of Women-Led Entrepreneurialism
and Investment, Summer 2002
Biodefense on the Line, Spring 2002
- Clear Channel Communications regional publications
Because Santa Doesn’t Do Your Shopping, Holidays
Educational Testing Service
R.U.D.O.L.P.H. the Red-Nosed Stress Buster, Holidays 2006
Finding Furniture to Love and Last, Fall/Winter 2006
Sale-Savvy Home Improvements, Fall/Winter 2006
Get More Energy: Bring Sleep Back Into Your Life!, Summer 2006
Diabetes Prevention: It’s Easier Than You Think, Summer 2006
Pop Star Pop Quiz, Summer 2005
Varied test passages for standardized tests for elementary
through high school, 2005 - present
Relax!, November 2005
The Weight of Success, November 2007 [in production]
New Old-Fashioned Etiquette, February 2007
Be Heard: Make Way for Change, February 2006
Time Management 101, January 2006
Communicating With the 'Rents, November 2005
Working Wiser With Advisers, January 2005
Part-time Jobs, Full-time Fun, May 2004
Learning Through History
Five Steps to Easy Application Stress, May 2003
Rage Against the Machine, July/August 2007 [in press]
Constantinople: The Phoenix City Rising From the Ashes, March/April
The Ultimate Weapon: The Ultimate Price, November/December 2006
Tudor Coinage: Meet the Shilling and the Groat!, September/October
Centuries of Festival Fun, March/April 2006
Legends of the Aztec Pantheon, January/February 2006
The Estate System and the Rights of Man, September/October
The Salem Witch Trials, July/August 2005
A Case of Sympathetic Divorce Syndrome, December
The Green Machine Shop, December 2002
How to Dodge the Finger of Blame, September 2002
When Machine Shops Become Emergency Rooms, July 2002
The Lawyers Are Coming! The Lawyers Are Coming!, May 2002
Is Anybody Out There? 10 Marketing Tips for Your
Machine Shop, February 2002
- Technology Review
More than one hundred articles while on staff as
associate editor, 1998-1999
Saving Your Home and the Pesky Critters,
Fleeing From the Fleas, May 2002
Picture-Perfect Pets, May 2002
- Upscale Living Magazine
Lisbon: The Perfect Weekend Getaway, Spring 2006
The Adoption Options, Fall 2005
Five Tips for Making the Most of an Anniversary,
- The Writer
Is an MFA Program Right for You?, January 2003
Consistent Characterization, December 2001
- Writers Roost (online)
Consistent Characterization [reprint], February 2002
- The Writer's Writer Survival Guide
Is an MFA Program Right for You? [reprint], March
Editing Experience Includes...
- Random House Children's Books
September 2005 - January 2006
Copyeditor and proofreader for large publishing house of children's
- Classic Education, Inc.
August 2004 - present
Copyeditor and proofreader for history magazine for home-schoolers.
February - April 2004
Editor of how-to manuals, including ghostwriting work on the FabJob
Guide to Become a Caterer or Personal Chef.
- Family Solutions Online
November 2003 - February 2004
Editor and Web layout advisor for site presenting a subscription-based
study service for the Marriage and Family Therapy Licensing Exam.
- MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
February 2003 - July 2003
Editor, copyeditor, writer, and photo researcher for centennial
celebration publications, including an upcoming book.
- Mazer Digital Media
August 2002 - February 2003
Math editor and editorial project lead for interactive math CD-ROM
project to accompany textbooks for grades 1-6.
- Editor, Forte Publishing
November 2002 - March 2005
Substantive freelance editor focusing on how-to books.
- Editor, Building Sociable Robots
Editor and copyeditor for book on artificial intelligence and human-robot
interactions by Dr. Cynthia Breazeal, published by MIT Press.
- Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
March 2001 - present
Freelance copyeditor of six journals: Asian American Policy Review, Harvard
Journal of African American Public Policy, Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, Korean
Policy Review, Q, and Women's
Policy Journal of Harvard.
- Oculus Technologies
January - February 2001
Freelance technical editor of user manual for complex, peer-to-peer
software. Relied on knowledge of user interfaces, networking, and
- American Book Publishing
July 2001 - July 2004: Editor at large
Executive role in charge of all company communications, publicity
materials, catalogs, and individual book covers.
August 2000 - July 2004: Senior editor
Responsibilities as senior editor include working closely with authors
during the editing process, participating in the marketing strategy,
and seeing the project through to publication. Books include The Prize, The Almost Brother, I Am the Codyman, and We Ordered Soup and Got Broom Bristles: A Consumer
Guide to Safe Restaurant Dining.
- Freelance Book Editor
March 2000 - present
Freelance editor of full-length novels and nonfiction books for
- Public Interactive
March - June 2000
Freelance technical writer for Boston startup. Created user manuals
for tools for public radio station Web sites.
- Editor, Virtual Teams as Work:
One Program Manager's Experience
published January 2000
Editor/ghostwriter of novel-style working paper, published by the
Leaders for Manufacturing Program at MIT.
- E Ink Corporation
Oct 1999 - March 2002
Freelance technical writer for Cambridge startup. Projects include
user manual for Web software (both print and online), technical
specifications documents, and installation guide for Immedia signs.
- Leaders for Manufacturing Program, Sloan School of Management
March 1999 - November 2004
Freelance writer of Web-based reports on program events. Freelance
editor of school publications.
- Technology Review, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology
1998 - 1999
Associate editor of MIT News section. Responsibilities included
writing and editing both features and departments on news of interest
to MIT alumni, and overseeing the class notes process.
As a member of Technology Review's
1999 CASE Circle of Excellence,
University General Interest
Magazine: Bronze Medalist
1999 CASE Circle of Excellence,
Magazine Publishing Improvement:
1998 National Magazine Award for General
Fall 1998 Writer's Market 24-Hour Short Story Contest, Honorable Mention
Computers: HTML; QuarkXPress, FrameMaker, PageMaker, InDesign; Adobe Programs,
Microsoft Programs; MS Windows, Macintosh, UNIX.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1993-1997