I've enjoyed a 20-year career creating, improving, and making sense of original content for readers, businesses, and learners. I've been a bookseller, journalist, editor, project manager, taxonomist, content architecture specialist, and volunteer. I have edited and/or managed over 100 titles for major publishers and published dozens of articles in major online and newsstand publications.
I currently work with authors to edit and refine their work, in their voice, for their audience. I offer developmental editing, copyediting, proofreading, project management, and other content services to individuals and businesses. I am especially helpful with science, technology, and business content, as well as science fiction, genre, and non-traditional projects. I have interest and education in the humanities and social sciences, and would jump at the opportunity to work on history, religion, arts, and political science titles. Feel free to contact me with any questions. Thank you!
Provide developmental editing, copy editing, proofreading, project management, and other content services to individuals and businesses
Advise edtech firms, publishers, and full-service vendors on content development, content quality improvement, editorial project management, scalability, and efficient workflows
Guide offshore vendors on domestic editorial partnerships and acquisitions
Establish content services rates for major publisher accounts, and contribute to proposals in response to RFPs and RFIs
Source and train effective subject matter experts (SMEs), editors, authors, developers, project managers, and other talent
Write features, product and service reviews, and essays for major publications
Director of Learner Outcomes and Assessment, 2014 to 2016
Smart Content Editor, 2012 to 2014
Director of Editorial Development, 2011 to 2012
Editorial Development Manager, 2005 to 2011
Developed and managed 20-30 print and digital programs annually
Accountable for initiating and executing upon detailed editorial plans, program budgets, and schedules
Managed freelance editorial and technical vendors, as well as successfully collaborated with marketing professionals, acquisition editors, design staff, and production managers
Assisted in team transition from traditional editorial model to integrated program management model
Senior Editor, Small Business Computing, 2001-2002
Senior Technology Editor, Home Office Computing, 1999 to 2001
Managed all technical coverage in consumer business magazine. Included selecting products for review, coordinating product testing, and editing content
Wrote reviews, features, and buyer’s guides
Developed editorial plans and managed schedules and budgets
Managed a team of editors, and worked closely with designers, marketing, testing staff, and sales
Developed workshops and other events for small business owners and work-from-home professionals
Established new editorial sections, focusing on digital products and services
Associate Editor, PC Magazine, 1998 to 1999
Staff Editor, Computer Shopper Magazine, 1996 to 1998
Selected latest products and services for review, coordinated product testing, hired and managed writers and technical editors, and edited content
Accountable for section budgets and schedules
Established new sections, focusing on online products and services
Business buyers and consumers of computing and consumer electronic products turn to PC Magazine as the trusted online brand for lab-based product reviews, news, buying guides, expert analysis and commentary, and special features. Our readers use this information to make informed purchasing decisions for themselves and to advise others on a wide range of products from desktops and printers to d... read more
Enter the arena of the metal gladiators Do you have what it takes to build a battle-ready robot? You do now. Here are the plans, step-by-step directions, and expert advice that will put you in competition-while you have a heck of a lot of fun getting there. Grant Imahara, the creator of the popular BattleBot Deadblow, shares everything he’s learned about robot design, tools and techniques for ... read more
Space Invaders and Asteroids are back! Loved that Atari(r) when you were a kid? So did Ben Heckendorn - so much, in fact, that he successfully resurrected it as a slim, go-anywhere portable. When Playstation(r) and Nintendo(r) aficionados got jealous, he created miniaturized, fully functioning, battery-powered versions of those too. Now it's your turn. Every secret is here - complete instructi... read more
Hackers have uncovered the dark side of cryptography—that device developed to defeat Trojan horses, viruses, password theft, and other cyber-crime. It’s called cryptovirology, the art of turning the very methods designed to protect your data into a means of subverting it. In this fascinating, disturbing volume, the experts who first identified cryptovirology show you exactly what you’re up aga... read more
Now in its third edition, the classic book on game design has been completely revised to include the latest developments in the game industry. Readers will learn all the fundamentals of concept development, gameplay design, core mechanics, user interfaces, storytelling, and balancing. They’ll be introduced to designing for mobile devices and touch screens, as well as for the Kinect and motion-... read more
Microsoft Office 2010 is here! And this new release is aimed at making users more productive and efficient than ever. Master the SKILLS of Access 2010 with Kris Townsend's Skills for Success with Access 2010 Comprehensive. Highly visual with bulleted, step-by-step instruction to give you the skills you need to succeed with all the features and components of Access 2010.
Teach the course YOU want in LESS TIME! The primary goal of the GO! Series, aside from teaching computer applications, is ease of implementation, with an approach that is based on clearly-defined projects for students and a one of a kind supplements package. **This specific ISBN is just for the Go! with Microsoft Office 2010 Volume 1 book which includes a Student Resource CD as part of the boo... read more
In today’s technological age, computer literacy is important for everyone, and now learning the basics is easier than ever. A Computer Concepts Text Focused on Today’s Student,Technology in Action engages students by combining a unique teaching approach with rich companion media. The eighth edition has been updated to reflect the latest developments in computer technology. New interactive lear... read more
Understand American politics from past to present American Government: Roots and Reform, 2012 Election Edition explores how the origins of American government affect the issues facing the United States today. This bestselling text offers the strongest coverage of history and current events. This approach encourages students to study present political structures and behaviors in full constituti... read more
Better Homes and Gardens is the vibrant, down-to-earth guide for the woman who is passionate about her home and garden and all that they encompass.
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