I highly recommend Donna Quinn as a freelance editor and project manager with a strong customer focus and over 12 years’ experience in academic publishing. I was fortunate to have Donna report to me for 7 years during which time she excelled in a range of different roles within the Wiley Content Management department.
Working as a Production Editor working on academic journals, Donna honed her editing and project management skills while managing the production of a number of academic journals and related publications. Donna broadened her experience and built strong, collaborative relationships with typesetters, printers and distributors during her 4 years working as a Journal Supplier Manager. She has a strong customer focus and excellent organisational skills that she put to great use while working on many special short-term projects where she managed many different personalities and processes to ensure she met tight deadlines to complete each project.
Donna is an adaptable, hard-working and resourceful worker with tremendous experience editing health, life and social science journals.
Senior Manager Asia-Pacific, Content Review
Research Content Management
I have worked with Donna in various capacities for over 12 years and have always found her to be exceptionally conscientious in her work, going above and beyond to ensure accuracy, adherence to deadlines and customer satisfaction.
Most recently, I hired Donna as a freelancer (now permanent, part-time) to manage our Asia-Pacific journal supplement projects. This role requires Donna to manage as many as 50 projects simultaneously, from inception through final delivery to clients.
Specifically, the tasks Donna manages for each of these projects includes:
Sourcing of costs
Application of appropriate margins for customer invoicing, in accordance with existing contracts, previous costs and current market expectations
Communication with customers to determine project details, timelines and expectations
Creating production schedules, communicating these to customers and ensuring adherence to schedules through effective follow up and negotiation with customers and colleagues
Editing/proofreading of content
Final approval of product before sending to customers
Creation and delivery of invoices to customers
Donna’s extensive experience in academic journal publishing means she has the skills necessary to successfully and professionally communicate with and influence our customers (societies, associations, authors, editors, production managers). She has a real talent for project management and her attention to detail is outstanding.
I would recommend Donna without hesitation for any work in the areas of project management and/or editing.
Senior Manager, Asia-Pacific Partner Marketing
I have enjoyed working closely with Donna in a variety of roles for over 12 years. Over this time, she has consistently demonstrated an extremely high level of organisation and effectiveness in her work, along with excellent communication, a positive attitude, and an acceptance of responsibility.
In her most recent Supplement Management role, I have frequently delegated complex task management projects with strict deadlines to her from my clients and receive consistent praise from them about her work. Donna ensures I and the client are kept informed about each project’s status and raises any concerns in a timely and constructive way, all while managing multiple such projects simultaneously.
In her previous Supplier Management role, Donna coordinated a complex set of arrangements with vendors we engage, ensuring that work was placed with the appropriate supplier, often managing changes with short notice, and managing the ongoing performance levels of these suppliers. Both her internal contacts and external clients spoke highly of Donna’s ability to coordinate these relationships.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Donna for any kind of project management, editing, co-ordination or freelance publishing work.
Senior Journal Publishing Manager
Donna Quinn has worked as a copy editor for the journal China & World Economy for the past year (2018-2019). Donna provides high-quality copy editing in a timely manner. As a Journal Publishing Manager I appreciate Donna’s contribution to the journal.
Journal Publishing Manager, China & World Economy