I am a substantive editor, operating in competitive research, policy, and technical environments with national and international scopes. My favorite freelance tasks are those that require a well-informed, discerning editorial hand.
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Background: Energy and environmental policy, history, religion, humanities (special knowledge in music), psychosocial sciences, and public health.
Degrees: University of Washington: BA, Political Science; BA, Journalism; University of Southern California: MFA, Professional Writing
Full-service editorial professional, with decades of experience in projects that span the business and academic landscape of the social sciences, engineering, and the humanities.
Published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Argo Books, and White River Press
On the author lines of peer-reviewed publications in energy efficiency and alcohol research.
Provide substantive and content editing on professional papers, white papers, reports, proposals, and book chapters.
Approach: Work with the author, frequently suggesting more forthright approaches, re-casting statements to be more compelling, correcting inaccuracies, and fixing flaws in logic.
Transcription: (1) Hundreds of hours of historical lectures by a social philosophy scholar teaching at Dartmouth in the 1940s and 1950s; (2) dictation from expert witnesses; (3) historical handwritten logs and diaries.
Annotation: Follow rules for historical documents, adapting them for individual audiences.
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Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
Senior Technical Writer
2006 - Present
This is my full-time job; however, I am available nights and weekends for freelance projects.