About Prof-Edit

Prof-Edit is owned and operated by Teresa Nolan Barensfeld, who has been an editorial professional since 1991. She can also call upon a team of highly skilled and experienced professionals for assistance on large copyediting projects.

Located in beautiful Columbia County, New York, we are connected to the world via high-speed broadband Internet. We can handle any size project, large or small, from anywhere in the world.

The banner photo is from Teresa's neck of the woods: view from above the Indian Ladder Trail at John Boyd Thacher State Park in New York State, near Albany. Photo by Deirdre Malfatto.

About Teresa Nolan Barensfeld

I have a BS in mathematics and computer science, summa cum laude. When I began editing and proofreading in 1991, I specialized in my college-major fields, then expanded into various subjects, including STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), the social sciences, political science, and others. I have since added fact-checking and project management to the services I offer. I love editing because I learn something new every day and help authors convey their ideas clearly and effectively. Before my editing career, I worked as a computer analyst for Morgan Stanley, a business manager for a woodworking company, a tax preparer, and a designer-sewist.

I am a long-time member of the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA); I am currently the co-leader of the EFA’s Upper Hudson chapter and have served as a member-at-large on the EFA Board of Trustees and a speaker at various chapter meetings. I am also a member of ACES (American Copy Editors Society). Outside of editing, I serve on my town’s Parks and Recreation Committee. In my spare time, I enjoy using my sewing and design skills to create quilts, apparel, and other textile arts.

The editor and her cat "Fats" (named in honor of the Blues legend, Fats Domino). Photo credit by Nell Garrett.
The editor and her cat "Fats" (named in honor of the Blues legend, Fats Domino). Photo credit by Nell Garrett.


The editor herself, at the
Farm at Miller's Crossing.

Cornell University, Pace University

Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude

Editorial Work

General fields: the social sciences and STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics).

Specialty fields: brain science, computer science, economics, energy, education, fire science, foreign relations, healthcare, international relief, linguistics, materials science, political science, social work.

Professional Affiliations

Editorial Freelancers Association, member and chapter leader

American Copy Editors Association (ACES), member

Professional Development

Communication Central Conference, attendee

Recent courses: Referral webinar, Word Macros course, Inclusive Language webinar, Contracts webinar, e-Books course


Excellence in Editing

What’s the definition of excellence in editing? Professional Editing, of course!