I am a full-time writer and editor, offering comprehensive solutions for print and web-based projects. I have undertaken projects as varied as proofreading novels in translation by Nobel Prize-winning authors, editing complex multi-author books, and developing style books for major organizations.
I received a $45,000 advance from Penguin for my first novel, The Book of Flying. It has since been published in a number of countries. My second novel, The Book on Fire, was selected as one of the hundred best science fiction and fantasy novels of 2010. My fiction, translations, and articles have been published in a variety of journals and magazines.
I am a fastidious and conscientious proofreader and editor, familiar with the Chicago Manual of Style, AP, APA, MLA, Hart's Rules, and the Bluebook. Accustomed to writing and editing against deadlines, I offer fast turnaround on projects.
I am a professional writer and editor, specializing in comprehensive services and fast turnaround.
I offer proofreading, editing, and writing services at competitive rates. I have edited many works of fiction, as well as manuscripts in the fields of history, social sciences, chemistry, political science, biology, and physics. Clients include Heinemann Publishers, Forest Economic Advisors, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (the new Library of Alexandria), NYU Press, and AUC Press.
Allow my years of experience as a published novelist and professional copyeditor to bring your project to perfection. My aim is finished, polished copy, and 100% customer satisfaction.
- Novels and other fiction
- Web content
- Articles and essays
- Technical writing
Bachelor of Arts
1987 - 1991
Forest Economic Advisors
Proofreader, copy editor
2010 - Present
Proofreading and copy editing publications on the forestry industry.
American University in Cairo Press
Proofreader, copy editor
2005 - Present
Proofreading and copy editing books in translation.
Freelance writer and editor
Writer, Proofreader, Editor
2004 - Present
I have done freelance writing, editing, and proofreading work for large and small publishers. In addition, I have written articles for various journals and organizations.
Payment is negotiable.
Forest Economic Advisors, Principal, Macroeconomics
- Proofreading and copy editing publications related to the forestry industry.
National Public Radio, Producer: To the Best of Our Knowledge
- Editing radio scripts for NPR programs.
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Head of Publishing Dept.
- Developing style book
- Copy editing and proofreading books and articles
- Writing articles and introductions
American University in Cairo Press, Associate Director
- Proofreading and copy editing book-length texts