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Sperry Editorial is the joint venture of sisters Shelley and Teri Sperry. Our small shop provides personal, prompt service at reasonable rates. 


Shelley Sperry is a writer, editor, and researcher based in Alexandria, Virginia. She specializes in history, geography, labor, and environmental issues. Shelley was a researcher at National Geographic magazine for four years and wrote for the magazine's Departments pages, supplement maps, and online content. She has written and edited publications for the Communications Workers of America, USAID, UNESCO, the Society for Human Resource Management Foundation, the Coalition for Networked Information, and the Close Up Foundation. She is also a member of the Bethesda Writers Center and writes contemporary and historical fiction for fun and as a tonic for mid-life crises.

Shelley holds a doctorate in U.S. history from the University of Maryland at College Park, an M.A. in Russian history from Indiana University at Bloomington, and a B.A. from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She has taught college courses in history, environmental studies, and women's studies.

Shelley's résumé is available upon request, and links to recent work are available on our Projects page. 

Teri Sperry is an editor, copy editor, proofreader, and consultant based in Austin, Texas, specializing in education, literary studies, Latin American culture, and U.S. politics. She served for four years as an editor at the University of Texas at Austin and has since worked on a freelance basis for a wide variety of clients throughout the United States. She is currently developing resources for parents interested in alternative education models in Austin as the founder and publisher of Alt Ed Austin, a website, blog, and online community for parents and educators. An avid gardener, she is active in the environmental justice and local food movements.

Teri holds an M.A. in comparative literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. in English (with minors in Spanish, Latin American studies, Asian studies, and political science) from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. 

Teri's résumé is available upon request, and links to recent and representative work are available on our Projects page.