Provide copy editing for and proofreading of Hay House's distinguished series of self-help titles, including work by such authors as Deepak Chopra, David Hawkins, Tricia Huffman, and Mark C. Crowley.
Stepped in for lit journal in leadership crisis. Edited, assigned, and augmented website fare, incl. concept for monthly columns; evaluated story submissions, both fiction and non-; edited PEN Robert J. Dau-winning story (prize for first published fiction). We published all sorts of work, from contemporary fiction, to historical fiction, to historical nonfiction, to humor, to mystery.
Worked with college president Laurie L. Patton on finessing prose, proofreading, and adopting structure to meet U of Chicago editorial requests: the book is a survey of responses, from the 1980s to the present, to religious scholarship—whether the scholar be an outsider to the community under the proverbial microscope, or someone raised within it—and the increasingly common expectation of concerted blowback to such scholarship.
Primary editor for chapters as they were composed by Professor Victor Nuovo in his succinct survey of political thinkers from Plato onwards, including Machiavelli, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Diderot, and concluding with Madison and the U.S. Constitution.
Worked with author and professor Shalom Goldman on finessing prose, proofreading, and adopting structure to meet UNC Press editorial requests. The book is a historical survey of cultural figures from the US who have made the voyage to Israel, and of the significance and legacy of those exchanges, as Israel evolved from being a darling of the American left to a wedge issue for the American right.
Stepped in as Fiction Editor for venerable lit journal in leadership crisis; solicited and evaluated fiction submissions; edited and proofread work for print issue. Edited the work of seasoned writers, with significant followings, including a graphic novel artist, as well as a piece of debut fiction.
Proofread various manuscripts on behalf of production editor. Titles included Sell Your Story in a Single Sentence, How to Be an Artist Without Losing Your Mind, Backyard Woodland, and a reissue of the novel Look to the Mountain by LeGrand Cannon Jr.
Worked with Editor-in-Chief and Editor to determine content and ordering of issue; managed submissions with assistance of staff of volunteer readers. During my tenure, we published Michael Cunningham, Lydia Millet, Colson Whitehead, Lydia Davis, Rick Moody, and more.
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I am a book editor with a passion for bringing adult, YA, and middle grade fiction, memoir, and self-help books to life.
A former academic acquisitions editor and current English teacher, I bring editing experience to your nonfiction and fiction writing.