Mandy Erickson

freelance writing and editing

Mandy Erickson has proofread, copyedited, and developmentally edited many books, magazine articles, newsletters, and brochures.

Health care
Mandy copyedited Knocking on Heaven’s Door, Katy Butler’s acclaimed book about end-of-life care. She also copyedits Stanford Medicine magazine, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital’s employee magazine, and brochures for the Stanford Medical Center development office. In addition, she proofreads patient literature for health care communications agencies such as Viscira and Havas.
For 19 years she copyedited, developmentally edited, or rewrote articles, as needed, for an American Hospital Association journal until it ceased publication.

Higher education
Besides Stanford Medicine, Mandy has edited a number of Stanford publications, including Stanford Lawyer, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and alumni websites. She also fact checks and copyedits a weekly Stanford alumni newsletter.

Business and technology
Mandy has worked for Wired, Business 2.0, and MacWorld; has edited books about running a small business for Entrepreneur Media; and was the copyeditor for the business pages of The Oakland Tribune. She has also edited many technology books, including several editions of Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects.

Mandy edited Muscle Boys: Gay Men’s Gym Culture, in which she worked closely with the author, guiding him in researching and organizing the book, then developmentally edited and copyedited it before it went to the publisher. She also copyedited Arthur of Sodom, an LGBTQ-themed novel.

She copyedited Snafu, a memoir; This Taxi for Hire, a mystery; Urban Tribes, a portrayal of modern friendship among young adults; Toddler Play by Gymboree; and the Reader’s Digest Simpler Life series.

She has worked for magazines and former magazines, including Foreign Affairs, Sunset, Industry Standard, Hippocrates, and San Francisco, and has edited internal documents and brochures for nonprofit organizations.