Books: Copyediting and Fact-Checking

While I was an intern at the Religious Studies Center, I worked on 11 books. These books were written by historians, symposium participants, and faculty members of the College of Religious Education at Brigham Young University. Here are a few of these books.

Joseph F. Smith: Reflections on the Man and His Times


I worked on the physical edition of Joseph F. Smith: Reflections on the Man and His Times through several stages of the publishing process. I helped fact-check, copyedit, and proofread various chapters, which were presented at the 2012 BYU Church History Symposium. The fact-checking for this book involved checking facts and interpretations against journal entries and other sources from the 19th century.

By Divine Design: Best Practices for Family Success and Happiness

By Divine Design FRONT

By Divine Design is a compilation of research by various BYU professors from the School of Family Life. For this book, I was one of the editors in charge of fact-checking, copyediting, and proofreading. The fact-checking for this book consisted of checking facts against academic studies and suggesting appropriate wording changes to the relevant authors.

Ascending the Mountain of the Lord: Temple, Praise, and Worship in the Old Testament


This publication is a compilation of the research presented at the 42nd Annual Brigham Young University Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. My copyediting of this book introduced me to delightful academic vocabulary, so now I can tell you all about liminal space and theophany in the Levitical pericope.

My Dear Sister: Letters Between Joseph F. Smith and His Sister Martha Ann Smith Harris


While this book went through several iterations due to the acquisition of additional primary sources, I copyedited a significant amount of the early content. In combination with my work on Joseph F. Smith, this book greatly increased my knowledge of this period in the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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