Gregory Dobie

Gregory Dobie – Editor

I am an experienced nonfiction editor specializing in art publications, academic titles, educational materials, and self-help/trade books.


I am a freelance editor, proofreader, researcher, and writer. I collaborate with publishers and authors to provide the services they require, whether it be a reader's report, edited manuscript, or proofed set of pages. The professional level of my work is noted in the acknowledgments of many of the publications I have included as part of this profile.

After a stint as a staff editor for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, I began freelancing while pursuing a new career in adult education. I have maintained this hybrid profession to this day, where my work in one area informs my work in the other, especially in projects for the J. Paul Getty Trust, where I have been employed as a freelancer for thirty years. Additional clients have included museums, academic institutions, trade publishers, and independent authors (see Work experience).

My publications background has been an asset in my work as an adult educator (ESL, Citizenship, and Literacy) and museum educator, where I have conducted research; created and/or edited curricula, handbooks, and teachers' guides; and structured lessons with manipulables, media, performance, realia, technology, and text. Teaching positions have been with the Los Angeles Unified School District, UCLA Extension's American Language Center, and the University of Texas at San Antonio, among others.

M.A., Bicultural Studies, University of Texas at San Antonio

B.A., American Studies and History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

TESOL Certificate, UCLA Extension

Architecture Art Education & Reference History Photography Self-Help & Self-Improvement
English (US)
  • California Clear Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credential: Full-Time (Public Administration, Basic Education, Social Science, Arts and Crafts)

Work experience


Apr, 1993 — Present

My editorial clients have included Chronicle Books, Cornell University Press, the Getty Education Institute for the Arts, the J. Paul Getty Museum, Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc., the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Rutgers University Press, the San Antonio Museum of Art, the UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, and Yale University Press. Independent authors have included Ellen Dolgen, Elizabeth Gill Lui, and Martha Drexler Lynn.

Gregory has 1 review





Leah L.

Leah L.

Jan, 2021

Did a great job. Worked quickly. Helped me fix up problems from British English to American.
Gregory D.
Thanks, Ma'am! It was a pleasure to work on your informative guide to language learning.

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