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 almost thirty years. Additional clients have included museums, academic institutions, trade publishers, and independent authors (see Work experience).
I am an editor, researcher, writer, and proofreader. 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.
My publications background has been an asset in my work as an adult educator (ESL, Citizenship, and Literacy), 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. Editorial clients have included the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Los Angeles Public Library; 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