Pavia Writing & Editing Services - Audrey Pavia


Professional Experience

Pavia Communications Services

Norco, California

Sole proprietor of freelance writing and editing service, specializing in animal-related subjects. Clients include Dog Fancy, Dogs USA, American Kennel Club Gazette, Veterinary Product News, Horse Illustrated, Cat Fancy, Woman's World, Rabbits Magazine, ASPCA Animal Watch, Wildbird, Thoroughbred Times, Critters USA, Whole Cat Journal, Catnip, Pet Product News, P.F. Collier, Farnam Companies, Howell Book House, Barron's Educational Series, Veterinary Practice Publishing, Prima Publishing, AcmePet.Com, Bow Tie Press, Veterinary Information Network, Parsifal Institute, Chemical Bank, Platt College, Hartz Mountain.

Fancy Publications

Irvine, California

Editor of Horse Illustrated magazine, a consumer publication with a national circulation of 185,000. Planned and produced issues from inception; copyedited all articles; selected visuals; worked with designer on layouts. Wrote articles and editorials. Created editorial schedule; trafficked copy through to completion. Determined and adhered to budget for editorial department. Supervised outside color separation and typesetting venders.


Managing Editor of Dog Fancy magazine. Duties performed included copyediting features, columns and departments; researching and writing feature articles and columns; dummying magazine; trafficking copy; accepting and rejecting author queries and manuscripts; proofreading; choosing visuals; taking photographs for stock file.

American Kennel Club

New York City, New York

Senior Editor of American Kennel Club Gazette. Responsible for planning, acquiring and copyediting feature articles for company's official publication. Selected accompanying visuals; corresponded with authors on all phases of editorial process. Wrote features, departments and sidebars. Reviewed galleys, mechanicals and bluelines. Supervised editors regarding deadlines. Gave editorial direction to art department. Trafficked all editorial submissions through to production.

Columbia Communications

New York City, New York

Assistant Editor for LDB/InteriorTextiles magazine, a trade publication for the home furnishings market. Developed editorial direction for business departments. Reported and wrote extensive articles on industry trends.


New York University
Bachelor of Arts, February 1984
Major: Journalism   Minor: Astronomy


  • Author's Guild
  • Dog Writers Association of America
  • National Association of Science Writers
  • American Horse Publications
  • Cat Writers Association