I currently work as a copy editor for a nonprofit organization, but my publishing career stretches back to the early 1980s, when I worked as managing editor of occasional publications for a teachers’ association.
I have the communication skills to polish your work, and I also have a master’s degree in history, so I am well prepared to take on your non-fiction projects in history, biography, public policy, and current events.
But … I can also edit fiction, too. So far, I’ve completed two anthologies and am currently at work on a third. My main interests are historical fiction, mysteries, and science fiction/fantasy.
I have a long-term commitment to my profession and am constantly striving to expand my language and editorial skills.
I copy edit policy papers and other short-form publications on a variety of subjects, including economics, health care, transportation, and trade. I have also copy edited books, including Ted Galen Carpenter's The Fire Next Door: Mexico's Drug Violence and the Danger to America (I'm mentioned in the Acknowledgments).
I worked as a consulting editor for Thompson's Controlled Substances Handbook, which included a quarterly newsletter dedicated to keeping health care personnel up-to-date with legislation regarding controlled drugs. I researched and wrote articles for the newsletter in addition to editing it.
I ran my own graphic arts company, providing design, layout, and editorial work to clients, as well as consulting on publication production and design work.
Liberal democracies such as the United States face an acute dilemma in the conduct of foreign relations. Many states around the world are repressive or corrupt to varying degrees. Unfortunately, American national interests require cooperation with such regimes from time to time. To defeat Nazi Germany during World War II, the United States even allied with the Soviet Union, despite the barbari... read more
When the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten (Viby, Denmark) published the cartoons of the prophet Mohammed nine years ago, Denmark found itself at the center of a global battle about the freedom of speech. The paper's culture editor, Flemming Rose, defended the decision to print the 12 drawings, and he quickly came to play a central part in the debate about the limitations to freedom of speech i... read more
Since Mexican President Felipe Calderón initiated a military offensive against his country’s powerful drug cartels in December 2006, some 44,000 people have perished, and the drugs continue to flow. The growing violence has created concerns that Mexico could become a failed state, as U.S. political leaders also worry that the corruption and violence is seeping across the border into the United... read more
Paperback Publisher: Amer Assn of Physics Teachers (June 1987) Language: English ISBN-10: 0917853261
We are proud to offer this second anthology from the Columbia Writers, who were given a simple prompt: write a tale about being trapped. This inspired ten imaginative stories ranging from fairy tale parody to teen sci-fi to literary fiction, and represent the broad variety of writing styles and perspectives we've come to expect from our writers. We hope you enjoy this collection as much as we ... read more
Sightings of black dogs go back for centuries and are found in the folklore of many cultures from around the world. In some legends the dogs are harbingers of death, while in others they are protectors. These four short stories provide a modern take on an ancient legend. Luison - Wiliam is proud of being half Mexican and half Guarani, but his small-town classmates harp on his gringo name. So w... read more
Smoke and Steam is an anthology of four Steampunk novellas, including "Hekatite," by Karen Garvin; "Wings over Staria," by JC Rock; "Heart of the Matter," by Michelle Schad; and "Freedom for a Foster," by Cathryn Leigh.
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A former executive editor for Harlequin Books, offering more than thirty years of extensive editorial knowledge and expertise.
Experienced freelance book editor with an interest in literary fiction and general-interest nonfiction, especially memoir.