Gregory Dobie

Gregory Dobie - Editor

San Antonio, TX, USA

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

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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 almost 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), 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
English (US)
Education & Reference
Health & Wellbeing
Self-Help & Self-Improvement


  • California Clear Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credential: Full-Time (Public Administration, Basic Education, Social Science, Arts and Crafts)

Work experience

Editorial/Educational Consultant

April, 1993 – Present (almost 30 years)

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.

Donald Sultan: The Disaster Paintings

Hearst, Alison, Sultan, Donald, Wylie, Charles, Blagg, Max

John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonne: Volume Six: 2011-2019

Pardo, Patrick, Dean, Robert, Auping, Michael, Kaiser, Philipp, Platzker, David

Maria Sibylla Merian: Artist, Scientist, Adventurer

Pomeroy, Sarah B., Kathirithamby, Jeyaraney

Gregory has 1 review

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Leah Lantzy
Did a great job. Worked quickly. Helped me fix up problems from British English to American.

Leah Lantzy, January 2021

Gregory Dobie
Thanks, Ma'am! It was a pleasure to work on your informative guide to language learning.

Reply from Gregory Dobie

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