I perform editing and writing services for music books, web articles, and advertising. I review raw manuscripts, copyedit, proofread, and ghostwrite in addition to preparing documents for efficient production by stylesheeting in MS Word. I've worked with Alfred Music, National Guitar Workshop, School of Rock, Hal Leonard, La Mirada Symphony, and others.
In addition to my editorial services, I also write, orchestrate, and arrange music for film, TV, opera, and concert halls.
Oversee all publications in the Musical Instruments division (Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboard, Trade), acquire manuscripts from authors, editorial review, copyediting, manage editorial staff, produce videos, manage video production staff, create production schedule, write copy, supervise cover design and production.
Recognized for over 50 years as the best-paced and most comprehensive guitar method available, Alfred's Basic Guitar Method has introduced over 5 million beginners to the joy of playing guitar. Alfred's Basic Rock Guitar Method book 1 provides a completely new approach to learning guitar for students who want to play in the rock style. By starting on the 6th string, you are immediately able to... read more
Alfred's Kid's Guitar Course is the #1 best-selling guitar method for kids! This award-winning ("Best Product of the Year" ---Disney's iParenting Media Award) method is the easiest guitar method ever for kids ages 5 and up. This complete edition combines levels 1 and 2 with the activity pages of the Notespeller. Each lesson on every colorful page is explained in plain language that's easy to u... read more
Turn on any classic rock station and you'll soon hear a song that Ken Scott worked on. As one of the preeminent recording engineers and producers of the 20th century, Ken has garnered gold, platinum, and diamond record sales awards; multiple Grammy nominations; and even a Clio award (for his recording of the classic Coke ad "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing"). Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust s... read more
The Big Gig is much more than just an intriguing and comprehensive insider's guide to breaking into the music industry as an independent musician. Compelling and thought-provoking, it is an excellent resource for leadership training, networking techniques, and personal development. The Big Gig is the first book that describes the inner workings of the highly competitive music industry as seen ... read more
A useful collection of definitions, composers, and theory. This pocket-sized reference book of over 330 pages includes a broad range of important information, from basic principles of theory and concise biographies of composers to pronunciations of foreign terms and ranges of instruments and voices. This easy-to-use volume covers every major aspect of music.
A basic course designed to teach the fundamentals of guitar while playing 33 all-time Lennon & McCartney hits. Songs include: Yesterday; Michelle; Hey Jude; Yellow Submarine; Revolution; Here, There and Everywhere; Norwegian Wood; Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da; Eleanor Rigby and many others. The CD demonstrates songs in the styles of the originals.
Teach Yourself Music History is a thoroughly enjoyable overview of all the major periods of Western music: Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern. World history timelines and visual examples of fine art in each period help relate musical events to familiar moments in history. You will also receive access to over 13 hours of streaming audio of complete movements and ent... read more
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I'm a writer/editor with a particular ability to help people get their books out of their heads and onto the page. Call me a Book Whisperer.
Experienced (9 yrs in-house, 12 yrs freelance), nonfiction editor specializing in content editing, copy editing, and proofreading.