Me and CMOS

Peg Duthie


I've worked on over forty projects for Vanderbilt University Press, primarily as a copyeditor and sometimes as a preformatter, proofreader, or indexer.

I am conversant with AMA, APA, Bluebook, Chicago, ICMJE, and MLA, and adept with custom/hybrid styles.

Some of the books I've helped with:
  • William G. Acree Jr., Everyday Reading (2011)
  • M. Cristina Alcalde, The Woman in the Violence (2010)
  • Ester Carolina Apesoa-Varano and Charles S. Varano, Conflicted Health Care (2014)
  • Michael Avery and Danielle McLaughlin, The Federalist Society (2013)
  • Lesley Bartlett and Ofelia Garcia, Additive Schooling in Subtractive Times (2011)
  • Deborah Cohn, The Latin American Literary Boom and U.S. Nationalism during the Cold War (2012)
  • Jerry Elmer, Felon for Peace (2005)
  • Anita Ilta Garey, Rosanna Hertz, and Margaret K. Nelson, eds., Open to Disruption (2014)
  • Nora Jacobson, Dignity and Health (2012)
  • Michael Kimmel, ed., The Sexual Self (2007)
  • Matt Leighninger, The Next Form of Democracy (2006)
  • Andrés I. Prieto, Missionary Scientists (2011)
  • Sherry Velasco, Lesbians in Early Modern Spain (2011)
  • Sherry Velasco, Male Delivery (2006)
  • Zach Whalen and Laurie N. Taylor, eds., Playing the Past (2008)
  • Esther Isabelle Wilder, Wheeling and Dealing (2006)

  • Rosalie G. Riegle's Doing Time for Peace: Resistance, Family, and Community was a Choice "Outstanding Academic Title of 2013." Riegle received the Oral History Association's Vox Populi Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Using Oral History to Create a More Just and Humane World."

    Robert Cummings's Lazy Virtues received the Modern Language Association's Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize.

    A Life of Control: Stories of Living with Diabetes, by Alan K. Graber, Anne W. Brown, and Kathleen Wolff, was named one of the best consumer health books of 2010 by Library Journal.
    The Secret: Love, Marriage, and HIV, by Jennifer Hirsch, Holly Wardlow, Daniel Jordan Smith, Harriet M. Phinney, Shanti Parikh, and Constance A. Nathanson was named an Outstanding Academic Title of 2010 by Choice.

    I have also worked on books under contract to Cambridge University Press, Celtic Cat Publishing, Wipf & Stock, and others.


    At Duthie Learning, I edited scripts for the following clients:

    Averitt Express
  • Hazardous Materials Transportation, 2008


  • Caterpillar
  • Anti-Money Laundering & Export Controls, 2005
  • Life of a Deal - Marine, 2005
  • Physical Damage Coverage, 2006


  • Department of Defense - Military Healthcare System
  • AHLTA Dental Training Series, 2006


  • HCA
  • Introduction to the Medicare IRF-PAI, 2006
  • 2006 DRG Coding Course, 2006
  • Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Regulations and Requirements, 2005
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy, 2005 and 2006 (program updates)
  • Medicare Fraud and Abuse, 2005
  • Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Prospective Payment System, 2005
  • Outpatient Laboratory Billing, 2005
  • Overview of the UB-92, 2005


  • LKQ
  • Forecast Budget Training, 2009


  • PivotHealth
  • HIPAA: How We Protect Patient Privacy, 2006

  • I've also worked with American Sentinel University, the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, and individual authors.

    Prior to freelancing full time, I graduated with honors from the University of Chicago, earned an MA from the University of Michigan, and worked for the University of Chicago Press, Borders, and Crain Communications.

    As the author of numerous courses and texts, I am familiar with the experience of receiving as well as supplying edits.

    For more information, please e-mail me. I look forward to hearing from you.