A sharp eye for copy, and a fast hand for fact-checking.

My career has put me on both sides of the editing equation. In addition to my deep experience reporting and writing, I have years of experience in both digital and print editing.

That means I have a sharp eye for copy, a thorough vetting process for facts, and passion for collaborating with writers. I love the opportunity to dig into a piece, comb through each and every sentence, and make sure it’s air-tight before it goes out into the world.

You can hire me to…

  • Handle copy editing and developmental editing for a range of content, from news and feature stories to email and social media copy.

  • Take care of proofreading for materials to make sure they’re tightened up before they’re sent out the door.

  • Dig into fact-checking for a variety of media, including online and print journalism, magazines, podcasts, documentaries and books.

My track record.

I’ve done editing and fact-checking work for Vox Media, American City Business Journals, Liberal Education magazine and NPR, among others.

I’m known for being organized, efficient and thorough in my work. You can view some examples of past editing work below.

Albany Business Review

As the digital editor of a regional business publication, I worked with reporters to edit and fact-check news and feature stories on a daily basis ahead of publication on our website.

Liberal Education

I edited a column in Liberal Education, the magazine of the American Association of Colleges and Universities, about how professors can use writing as an act of reflection to improve their teaching skills.

100 Battles Magazine

I fact-checked two feature-length articles for the first edition of 100 Battles, a business magazine created by a global team of journalists and documentary photographers.

Ready to work together? Get in touch

You can reach me at mike@mikedesocio.com, or fill out the form below.