I work with authors to improve their books, helping them hone their ideas, and make sure their own voices are heard clearly. I've contracted with small publishers in addition to individual clients looking for help in making tough decisions on final drafts, using my experience as a journalist, book reviewer, and book review magazine editor. I enjoy working closely with authors, who often tell me that I truly understand their message and their voice.
I help provide tools for the growing numbers of independently published authors worldwide, including guides for members and a quarterly magazine. I also produce a weekly broadcast for the Alliance and host my own monthly IndieVoices broadcast.
Supervised, assigned, and edited the work of more than 150 freelance reviewers, editors, and bloggers for monthly print magazine and daily website devoted to books from independent publishers, ranging from self-published work and small publishing houses to larger publishers and university presses. Established review and commentary style, tone, and voice. Public speaker and analyst on indie publishing. I hosted a monthly podcast, IndieVoices, in partnership with Interlochen Public Radio, in which I delivered commentaries and interviewed publishers and authors. Newsroom leader and mentor to editorial staff and freelance writers.
Peggy Caserta, founder of the famous Haight-Ashbury hippie boutique Mnasidika, and lover and girlfriend of Janis Joplin, was a Louisiana homecoming queen turned airsick stewardess who eventually landed in 1960s San Francisco and set up shop. Her store was a hang-out for The Grateful Dead and Big Brother and the Holding Company; it was where Wes Wilson’s posters hung and Bill Graham sold concer... read more
Was there really ever a time before Trump? A time before Steve, Kellyanne, Jared and Ivanka? It feels impossible to imagine now. He’s been president for a year, but to those who never normalized the daily insults against common sense and democracy from the White House, it seems like it’s been a decade of nonstop outrage, buffoonery and that kind of straight-up Trumptini―shaken and stirred―that... read more
What Future: The Year's Best Writing on What's Next for People, Technology, and the Planet, edited by Meehan Crist and Rose Eveleth, is a best of the year anthology featuring new writing by and about the scientists, writers, journalists, and philosophers who are proposing the options that lay not just ahead, but beyond us. Focused on in-depth long-form journalism and essays, What Future tackle... read more
I spent five months in the Washtenaw County Jail in Ann Arbor, Mich. It was the first, and only time, I have ever been in trouble with the law. I could be anybody. I could be you. Here's my story, just one of millions being told in a country where mass incarceration devastates lives, communities, families.
Book by Marlene Bourne
This text discusses nanotechnology, the science and the technical skill associated with manipulation of individual atoms and molecules. More specifically, it examines the current status of nanotechnology and the regulation of nanotechnology in different countries around the world.
If you’ve ever wondered if you could succeed as a consultant, look no further than this book! Not only will you get a step-by-step practical guide on how to succeed, you will also be challenged to think deeply about your motivation and experience and decide if consulting is for you. And if it is, welcome to the hardest work that you will ever love to do! From tricks of the trade to hard-earned... read more
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I have been a professional proofreader since 1986; I have freelanced on over 1,200 books in a wide variety of genres.
Versatile editor with more than 15 years of experience in educational publishing at major houses and across a variety of subjects