You’ve reached the online home of Brad Tyer Editorial.
I’m Brad. I’m an editor, journalist and writer.
I do freelance editing in a variety of modes — developmental, copy, proofreading — for a variety of individuals and publishers. I’ve worked as a staff editor for the Texas Observer, the Missoula Independent and the Houston Press.
(I also work as a writer. My journalism has been published widely—you can see some recent work under CLIPS in the navigation bar, and my book Opportunity, Montana, was published by Beacon Press in 2013.)
I have 25 years’ professional experience as an editor and working writer, so I know the business from both ends of the red pen. I’m especially good at recognizing continuity errors, syntactical ambiguities, logical oversights, rhetorical confusions, and organizational awkwardness. I have a refined eye for detail and pattern recognition (i.e., consistency and repetition) and deep working familiarity with the Associated Press Stylebook, Chicago Manual of Style and Garner’s Modern American Usage. Before departing the Texas Observer, where (among many other responsibilities) I managed the proofing process, I rewrote and codified that 60-year-old publication’s in-house style guide.
If you’re a writer, business or nonprofit looking to make sure your copy reads the way you want it to, you’ve come to a good place. If you’re an author or publisher in search of an experienced copy editor or proofreader, you’ve found him.
Use the tabs up top to navigate my editing-oriented data.
I’d love to hear from you, especially if you’ve got a project that could use a little help — or a lot.
Drop me a line, and let’s talk about the prospects.