Through the 1990s I held editorial production positions with several non-fiction book publishers. From 2000-2002 I was a Peace Corps Volunteer, teaching English in a Bulgarian public school. From 2003-2009 I was Managing Editor for the American Academy of Political and Social Science, producing a bimonthly scholarly journal, promotional materials, and transcripts.
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I look forward to working with you to polish your text! I believe that simplicity is the strongest form of communication. I take great pride in the quality of my work and am conscientious, pleasant, and professional.
I have edited and proofed book-length manuscripts, academic journal articles, curriculum, web content, and marketing and promotional materials.
Clients have included the Minnesota Historical Society Press, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Minnesota, Augsburg Fortress Publishers, Skytide, Free Spirit Publishing, and Fairview Press.
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University of Pennsylvania
Managing Editor - AAPSS
2003 - 2009
Manage production of bimonthly scholarly journal, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. Edit manuscripts and work with contributing authors on volume development and...
2000 - 2002
Teach English as a foreign language to public school students aged 10-19. Assess community needs and develop secondary projects to meet those needs. Organize and carry out leadership camps for...
Fortress Press and University of Minnesota
1998 - 2000
Edit, design, lay out, and proofread books and curriculum. Hire and manage freelance workers. Advance good author relations. Ready electronic files for printing. Train staff.
Free Spirit Publishing
1996 - 1998
Design and art-direct books and marketing materials. Guide books and catalogs through production. Produce original web site. Hire and manage production staff and vendors. Assign and track budgets...
1994 - 1996
Acquire and develop twelve to fifteen new titles per year. Coordinate schedules. Formulate and track budgets of $250,000 annually. Navigate books through production. Act as liaison between sales,...
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
1991 - 1994
Direct editorial production for twenty to twenty-five books per year. Evaluate manuscripts. Coordinate workload of freelance suppliers. Copyedit and proofread. Design and art-direct book interiors...
Pacific Lutheran University
Bachelor of Arts (English)