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Phone: 860-614-3523
Email: gordon.r.swift@gmail.com
Website: https://www.gordonswifteditor.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/gordon-swift-editor



  • Editor with diverse background in business, information technology, the arts, and academia.
  • Dedicated to excellence in writing, with experience ranging widely across health insurance and the business of health care, public and educational policy, actuarial science, IT application development, and music.
  • Special interest in helping authors whose first language is not English.

Substantive Editing | Line Editing | Copyediting | Proofreading |
Project Management | Writing | Organizing | Negotiating |
Analysis | Time Management | Remote Work |
Microsoft Word | LaTeX | Google Docs



Freelance editor: 8/2021 – present

  • Provide substantive editing, line editing, copyediting, and proofreading for research-based and creative nonfiction, always with the goal of making my clients’ work shine.
  • Follow The Chicago Manual of Style and other style guides, adeptly applying each client’s in-house style sheet.
  • Recent jobs have included papers for public-policy research institutes, project outcome reports for a global health-care foundation, analysis of COVID-19’s impact on education systems in Latin America, and annual reports for community development organizations.

Gordon provides expert copyediting and proofreading for a wide variety of clients, elevating the expression of writers whose first language isn’t English. Beyond producing “clean” (error-free) documents, Gordon has a knack for making subtle changes that clarify meaning or emphasize a point without overshadowing the writer’s voice. — Renee Pendleton, President, Managed Editing Inc.

IT Application Development at Cigna: 10/20​00 – 5/2019

  • Held several positions including systems analyst, project manager, quality assurance lead, application development manager, and Agile practitioner.
  • Wrote and edited functional requirements, design specifications, and test strategies for Cigna’s customer eligibility and enrollment applications.
  • Expert at highly detailed writing under tight deadlines where impeccable accuracy was required.

Certified Project Manager Professional (PMP): 6/2008 – 6/2021


Additional Related Experience

  • Led a team that edited and published medical utilization-management policies and procedures for Aetna’s nationwide network of physicians and nurses, following The AP Stylebook.
  • For a school psychologist in private practice, edited psychoeducational assessments and a booklet describing the experience of having a learning disability.


  • PhD in ethnomusicology, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
  • MFA in music, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
  • Fulbright Scholar based in Chennai, India