"Merrill Perlman exceeds in many roles - editor, trainer, mentor and supervisor. As an editor, she polishes writing and diverts calamities while treating writers with respect and earning lifelong fans. She is a copy editor other copy editors turn to with the tough problems. Merrill's training repertoire is wide: she opens the eyes of novices to the craft of editing, sharpens the skills of experts and raises everyone in between to the next level. She has a passion for words and a great sense of humor. And, oh yes, she meets deadlines."
Susan Kille
New York Times Regional Media Group

About Merrill Perlman

Merrill Perlman's photoMerrill Perlman spent 25 years at The New York Times in jobs including business copy editor, manager of staff editor recruiting, managing editor of the New York Times News Service and director of copy desks. She is an adjunct assistant professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and writes the Language Corner column for the Columbia Journalism Review.

With a national reputation as an effective and entertaining teacher and collaborator, she has consulted with or developed workshops for journalism organizations, law firms, private companies and educational groups from grammar through graduate school. Her advice on tricky language problems is often sought by media outlets.

As a freelance editor, Merrill has edited works by Paul Alexander, Mara Altman, Joe Eszterhas, Stuart Diamond, Kurt Vonnegut (posthumously, for him), Sloane Crosley, Frank Gilroy, Jonathan Biss, Christina Lewis, Rick Marin and Jeff Jarvis, among others.

Merrill is a recipient of the Glamann Award from the American Copy Editors Society. She is president of the ACES Education Fund and a member of the ACES executive committee.

Click here to download Merrill's current résumé.

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