Since retiring from Aptara, I have been providing developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading services for numerous projects of varying types and lengths. I also write alternative text for the vision impaired.
I copyedited and/or proofread typeset pages or manuscripts of college, high school, and elementary textbooks covering a wide variety of subjects; checked page layout against detailed design specifications; worked with designers to ensure thoroughness and accuracy of specification packages; provided guidance in design and typography issues for desktop operators and art specialists; wrote alt text for figures in numerous college, high school, and elementary texts in many disciplines; took a central role in training of QC staff in overseas office; and worked closely with project managers in a deadline-driven environment to ensure product quality.
Freelance writer/film director and book editor. I wrote five independent feature films and directed two; wrote a middle-grade novel (2015); wrote a stage play that is published and performed widely; copyedited or proofread numerous books on a variety of subjects for multiple publishers; and compiled and edited two book anthologies.
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I'm an Australian writer and editor living in Greece. Apart from books, my passions are walking, swimming, wine, and photography.
Experienced editor of educational publishing materials, history specialist but with cross-subject experience, formerly of Pearson Education.