I have more than 35 years of writing and editing experience, from journalism work to editing more than a hundred fiction and nonfiction books. Some of those books have gone on to win awards.
My specialties are crime fiction, science fiction and fantasy, multicultural novels with ethnic or racial themes (e.g., Hispanic or African-American), YA (Young Adult), and nonfiction. In addition, I teach Beginning Copyediting, Intermediate Copyediting, Advanced Copyediting, and Editing for Fiction through the University of California, San Diego, and other venues.
My approach is to work with you collaboratively while also sharing my knowledge of the ever-changing publishing industry. I aim to preserve your voice while polishing your manuscript.
I am currently accepting new clients for proofreading, copyediting, and developmental editing.
- Pulitzer Prize (staff), 1993 and 1997
I am an independent editor with individual clients, as well as ongoing corporate clients. I have edited more than a hundred books in different genres.
University of California, San Diego
I teach beginning and intermediate copyediting as part of a certificate program in copyediting.
News editor in charge of an editing team. Edited local, foreign, national, and business news, as well as special projects. Part of Pulitzer Prize-winning team.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Selected for highly regarded one-year editing program.
The Miami Herald
Part of Pulitzer Prize-winning team.
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