By the Book has been offering free-lance editing services since 2012. We have worked on dozens of manuscripts, providing both content and copy edits to authors in several different genres.


Beth Balmanno, owner of By The Book, has her degree in English from San Diego State University. Prior to her editing career, she worked as the Publications Director for St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Virginia. Additional work experience includes writing grants and proposals for ACM Environmental in San Mateo, California and serving as a placement consultant for Independent Educational Services, the original teacher and administration placement service for independent schools. 


She currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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