writer • editor • project developer

Chicago, IL  60645



phone/fax 773.338.8813

 j u d i t h @ j u d i t h w e s t. c o m



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A dynamic communicator and resourceful problem-solver,
committed to helping you Maximize what you have and Create what you need to Endure, Prosper, and Grow


Most files here are in PDF format, for which you will need Adobe Reader.



   Résumé (same in pdf version)

   Profile in Chicago Women in Publishing newsletter, Clips

   Interview follow-up to presentation on “Internet Research Tactics, or How to Win at Virtual Hide-and-Seek” (March 2008)

   Profile from AudioTransitions audiobook production website



   Recommendations & Applause for Judith West




Adaptations – Books – Corporate & Nonprofit Communications (reports, correspondence, training) – Ghostwriting & Rewriting – Journals/Magazines – Manuals – Marketing & Promotion (concepting, brochures, sales letters, email blasts, product naming, book jackets, Web copy) – Newsletters – Proposals – Reference – Reviews & Assessments – Scholarly Writing – Scriptwriting – Websites

Content Areas:

Arts & Humanities – Biography – Business – Communication – Creativity – Education (especially ancillary materials ) – Entertainment – Entrepreneurship – Fiction & Poetry (as editor) – Food & Cooking – General Reference (subjects A to Z) – Internet & Library Research – Literature – Popular Culture – Popular Sciences – Publishing – Teaching & Training – Technology (end-user focus) – Theatre – Workplace Issues






Technical Training






Adaptation & Revision



Journal Articles





Writing & Editing

Business Writing & Editing

   Informational Booklet – Concise description of the audiobook production process, with marketing and distribution insights, for new and prospective audio publishers

   e-Mail Blast – Makeover of trade-group event announcement, to add energy and increase attendance

Website Writing & Development

   Website – Freelance editor’s site structured and written as a gently persuasive promotional tool

   Web Features – Thematic websites, edited, fact checked, and copy supervised for Encyclopædia Britannica

   Online Showroom – Web venue designed, written, and built to display samples artist’s hand-painted wearable art

Educational Writing & Editing

   Survey Article – Excerpt from updated, internationalized, and expanded “Storytelling” article for Compton’s Encyclopedia, extending from ancient oral traditions to contemporary business trends

   Study Guide Activity – Reworking of producer’s original idea to clarify the activity, tailor to age group, add suggestive detail, create a narrative feel, offer options, personalize

Promotional Copy

   Book Jacket – Redo of audiobook cover blurb, punched up to heighten appeal and mood of adventure

   Promotional Brochure – Mock-up of long-form promotional piece designed to present organizational consultant for speaking opportunities

Technical Training

   Software Tutorial – Introduction & Chapter 1 of a tutorial and reference guide created to teach extensively customized editorial software to editorial publishing division with a wide range of experience and receptivity


   Audio Program – Script about popular “power beads” phenomenon, created as trade-show takeaway

   Edutainment Sketch – Comic pastiche on English-language quirks, scripted for school-touring performance troupe

Adaptation & Comprehensive Revision

   Condensed Rewrite – Condensed adaptation, rather than excision, of some passages helped preserve flow and complex story line of heavily abridged audiobook

   Essay Rewrite – Revision for English-language publication of short article by Indian subject expert whose second or third language is English

Journal Articles

   Feature Article – Second in a two-part series on managing editor-writer relationships, commissioned by Copy Editor (now Copyediting), the authoritative resource for book and periodical copyediting

   Invited Article – State-of-the-industry report on the 2003 Audio Publishers Association Conference, commissioned by AudioFile magazine


   Workshop Outline – Framework for multi-session workshop on successful and efficient on-the-job use of the Internet for research

Project Development

   My First Britannica – Award-winning set, one of a bipartite children’s reference product developed and directed by Judith West

   Executive Summary – Précis of audiobook series proposal, created by Judith West. Company and product names masked for proprietary reasons.


   Enjoy a range of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction Audio Clips, produced by Judith West
















































All material on this site copyright 2008-2009 by Judith West
unless otherwise indicated