Gentle Editing, LLC

Madison, Wisconsin, USA


To contact Mary Ellen:

“I will look forward to getting you another assignment. You've made these products far better than they would have been.”

Pete Gaughan

Editorial Manager, Sybex

“Mary Ellen Schutz did a fabulous job on our manual. She did even more than we expected. I highly recommend her!”

Kristin Vukovich

Student Community Bible Study

“Simply a terrific person to work with. Highly skilled, very detailed and insightful. Goes above and beyond the effort required..”

Robert Johnson

Buyline Research

“Just fantastic to work with. Very efficient, timely, responsible. Our cooperation will continue.”

 fCoder Group, Inc.

Waggin' Tails logo

Brochure, e-mail, reminder and business card design, marketing content and promotional web page for Suzanne Mulvehill, MBA, author, speaker, entrepreneurial consultant and coach.

Emotional Endurance Institute brochure image

Developed marketing material for this new premier pet facility under construction on the Westside of Madison, Wisconsin

Waggin’ Tails Doggie Dude Ranch/Pet Lodge

Working with material contributed by 9 authors, developed a cohesive guide for families providing rehabilitative foster care for homeless animals for Angel’s Wish, Inc., Verona, Wisconsin.

Angel's Wish color logoPMP Study Guide cover

Contributing author, Madison Area Parent’s Guide and Madison Area Pet Owner’s Guide, including original articles on parenting, youth activities, pet care, and pet behavior.

Bear Creek Publishing

Developed PAD (Portable Application Description) files for ImageConverter Plus, a professional image converter that adds photo preview and conversion capabilities to Windows Explorer.

Madison Area Parent's Guide partial cover
Urban League logo

Edit and rewrite services brochure and sales collateral for semiconductor quartz consumables manufacturer, highlighting their unique management style and production capabilities.

Repaired existing damaged document files, designed and implemented new document style sheet, copyedited, and indexed adult staff policy and procedure manual for nationwide student bible study program.

Quartz Unlimited logoStudent Community Bible Study Logo

Developmental editing project with Cisco networking guru Todd Lammle. This entry-level network technicians Cisco certification study guide is available from Sybex books.

CCENT Study Guide cover

Developing operation and maintenance manuals for modular biodiesel production systems for California-based SunBio Systems, Inc.

SunBio Systems logo

Designed holiday greetings featuring 5 generations of one of the kennel’s championship lines.

Howling Winds Kennels

Howling Winds Kennels Christmas image
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Editing, book design, author coordination, original writing and rewriting for this landmark report on racial disparity in Madison, Wisconsin for The State of Black Madison Coalition.

The State of Black Madison cover image

Developmental editing project with 3D animation experts Eric Allen and Kelly Murdock. This intermediate and advanced riggers guide is available from Sybex books.

Here are a few of Mary Ellen’s current and recent projects...

Developed original web site, newsletter, and marketing material. Training staff in basic computer skills at Fitchburg Veterinary Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin.

Light editing for newsletters, fundraising, and event materials. Designing power point presentations for youth, adult, and general interest programs. Designing fundraising event graphics.

Ongoing web copywriting and editing, product descriptions, design advice, marketing material development for tempered glass cutting boards.

Developmental editing with project management experts Kim Heldman, Claudia Baca, and Patti Jansen. This latest edition of the study guide is now available from Sybex.

Fitchburg Veterinary Hospital

Larkin, an Angel's Wish kitten treated at Fitchburg Veterinary HospitalBody Language coverImage Converter Plus logoAfro Cutting Boards logo

Projects: Writing ~ Editing ~ Design

Writing, editing, analysis, research, and document design; working hand-in-hand with the 2010 Comprehensive Land Use Plan committee to meet Wisconsin’s Comprehensive Plan Law.

Town of Blue Mounds Land Use Plan

Town of Blue Mounds

Worked with photographers worldwide to design this exclusive series of tempered glass cutting boards. Responsible for overall design, urban scene selection, writing, and framing. (Choose Urban Scenes from the product categories to view the entire series.)

Urban Streets thumbnail imageCeltic spiral