I'm a Montana-based freelance acquisitions editor with Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Company experienced in all stages of editing non-fiction books, from developmental editing to copy editing and proofreading. Over the past decade my focus has been on biographies of prominent men and women in American (including Native American) history (Mochi’s War; The Trials of Annie Oakley; The Pinks: The First Women Detectives, Operatives, and Spies with the Pinkerton National Detective Agency; Mrs. Earp: The Wives and Lovers of the Earp Brothers; The Cowboy President: The American West and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt), books on infamous Americans (Ma Barker, Bad Blood, Wicked Women, The World of Doc Holliday, Globe Pequot Press’s Speaking Ill of the Dead and Outlaw Tales series--who doesn't love a good book about a rotten character?) and regional interest titles (Smaller Stories of Greater Yellowstone, The Cowboy of the Pecos, The Lost Canyon of Gold, Globe Pequot Press’s It Happened In and state Curiosities series).
I offer considerable expertise in locating hard-to-find archival images for publication in American history titles. My passion is helping good writers become better writers, and shepherding them through the process of getting their manuscripts publication-ready. I consider my work successful when the writers I collaborate with have gained confidence in their abilities and greater knowledge of the publishing process.
Working with authors on manuscript preparation for nonfiction titles for Globe Pequot Press (regional interest) and TwoDot Books (Western history) imprints; developmental editing; preparing materials for project editors; negotiating author contracts; proofreading galleys; writing cover copy; acquiring art and permissions for publication
Researching and writing articles on various topics for online publication
Collaborating with textbook authors, developers and production staff to copyedit and proofread online nursing course tests, comparing them against electronic source documents for content accuracy, format consistency and bugs/errors
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I'm a bibliophile who has spent over thirty years in the field of book production, including design, copy editing, and manufacturing work.
Former senior editor for Capstone with 19+ years experience in biography, memoir, history, creative fiction and NF for adults and children.