I provide line editing, copyediting, proofreading, and indexing to authors and presses. In academic nonfiction, I have copyedited and indexed books in history, religious studies, philosophy, and language pedagogy. In trade/popular press, I have copyedited memoirs, biographies, and works of nonfiction; I have also proofread fiction (including experimental and in translation), memoir, creative nonfiction, and poetry collections.
Support Darden faculty in the case-writing process to ensure products meet the high standards for Darden teaching materials. Copyedit print and nonprint materials in accordance with Darden Business Publishing style and the Chicago Manual of Style and assist with releases and third-party permissions for cases and related supplements. Developmentally edit, index, and serve as production editor for books for Darden imprint with the UVA Press; current project: Rajkumar Venkatesan, Marketing Analytics: Essential Tools for Data-Driven Decisions (expected 2021).
Copyedited, proofread, fact-checked, formatted, and indexed documentary editions of annotated letters to and from George Washington. Edited and wrote communications materials, including grant applications, a biannual newsletter, and blog posts ( Revised and maintained house style guide. Guided volumes through production and served as a liaison with the UVA Press. Contributed to the following volumes: George Washington’s Barbados Diary, 1751–52 (2018); The Papers of George Washington Revolutionary War Series 24–26 (2016–18); and The Papers of George Washington Presidential Series 19 (2017).
Read and evaluated undergraduate applications for admission.
Wrote and edited grant applications and reports, including data analysis, for a teacher-training project, funded by the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia, designed to promote hands-on learning of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in elementary schools. Edited over forty lesson plans written by teachers in the program.
Taught classes in the work of T. S. Eliot, Katherine Mansfield, and Virginia Woolf. Advised the senior thesis project of an English major. Tutored undergraduates and supervised student tutors.
Wrote approximately fifteen lesson plans for a reading program designed to foster comprehension and enjoyment of reading among elementary school children.
Maintained a plant genetics lab; implemented a complex and successful plant genetics project; and supervised work-study students, 1999–2003. Managed an animal learning lab, 2003–4.
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Editor of short stories, most recently selected for Best American Short Stories 2017 and PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2018.
I work on inspirational (mind/body/spirit), as well as fiction and non-fiction for kids. Worked at Hallmark and Ripley's Believe It or Not!.