I'm a book editor well-versed in project management, development, copyediting, and proofreading. Although I have experience in many genres, I especially enjoy editing fiction--there's nothing like helping shape a great story!
Successful full-time freelance editor whose regular clients include John Wiley and Sons, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Frommer's Media, Abbeville Press, Alpha Books/Penguin Group (USA), Turner Publishing, Adams Media, DK Publishing, and several independent authors.
1996-1997: Senior Production Editor, Macmillan General Reference. Managed production of lifestyle titles from manuscript to print, including Frommer’s travel guides, Complete Idiot’s Guides, 10 Minute Guides, Howell pet books, and Arco test-prep books; as first editor hired to this new division, helped interview, train, and mentor new hires.
1994-1996: Production Editor, Que Corporation/Prentice-Hall. Managed computer trade books from manuscript to print.
1994: Copy Editor, Que Corporation/Prentice-Hall. Copyedited computer trade books.
The easy way to control your home appliances Do you want to control common household appliances and amenities from your smartphone or tablet, wherever you happen to be? Home Automation For Dummies guides you through installing and setting up app-controlled devices in your home, such as heating and air conditioning, lighting, multimedia systems, game consoles, and security and monitoring device... read more
Resumé: revamped for the times, technology, and the recession... The recession has made finding a job harder than ever. Everything now takes place online, and a resumé's preparation is different than even a few years ago. This new edition has changed with the times, focusing on what's most important in an electronic resumé. Full of successful resumé samples and cover letters, the book also foc... read more
Frommer’s books aren’t written by committee, or by travel writers who simply pop in briefly to a destination and then consider the job done. We employ the best local experts to author our guides, like Don and Barbara Laine, award-winning journalists who live in New Mexico and love sharing their home state with awed visitors. Their insider’s take on their home state introduces readers to the be... read more
A teacher certification guide for the new edTPA portfolio-based assessment The edTPA Assessment measures teachers' ability to develop lesson plans and adjust them to the needs of their students, to teach in the classroom, and to analyze whether their students are learning. Teacher candidates must submit a video of themselves at work in a real classroom setting in order to pass. A growing numbe... read more
Master your new smartwatch quickly and easily with this highly visual guide Teach Yourself VISUALLY Apple Watch is a practical, accessible guide to mastering the powerful features and functionality of your new smartwatch. For Apple devotees and new users alike, this easy-to-follow guide features visually rich tutorials and step-by-step instructions that show you how to take advantage of all of... read more
When the small, Southern town of Simpsonville, Alabama, loses its favorite doctor, the ladies in town give little thought to his ailing widow, Miss Adie, who also served as his trusted nurse and knew all too well the longtime secrets these women have kept hidden. When Miss Adie’s faithful caretaker, Eula, has an idea for keeping her devoted Miss Adie's dwindling health and memory active again―... read more
America’s deadliest enemy returns―and he’ll stop at nothing to carry out his catastrophic plot against the U.S. Now, the dedicated intelligence and special ops force assigned to stop him―David Cain, Sergeant Thompson, FBI Agent Johnson, and Lieutenant Mathews―relentlessly pursue him in their covert investigation, codenamed AUTUMN FIRE.Aziz and his group of loyal jihadists continue to send shoc... read more
Required reading for every Pony Club Member—now in a valuable new editionThe United States Pony Club (USPC) is among the largest equestrian organizations in the United States, with more than 14,000 members in 600 clubs spread across 49 states, credited with training many current and past Olympic competitors. The USPC Manuals are required reading for every Pony Club Member, and will continue to... read more
Since the O. J. Simpson murder case in the mid-1990s and the many instances of DNA evidence ultimately releasing people convicted unjustly of crimes, there has been a fascination with not only "true crime" per se but many other aspects of criminal investigation--processing crime scenes, fingerprints, blood spatters, expert witnesses--and the list goes on. The Complete Idiot's Guide(R) to Crimi... read more
In the year 88 BC, King Mithradates of Anatolia died suddenly after an apparent poisoning. His son, Prince Mithradates, then disappeared for seven years into the woods where he collected hemlock plants and other deadly poisons. Upon his return, he shared a fatal meal with his mother and brother. Mithradates, who ultimately became King, somehow left the meal unharmed. In modern-day Turkey, a yo... read more
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I am an editor who loves helping authors revise and refine their work so it is clear, precise, and ready for publication.
Multi-faceted writer and editor with abundant experience in cookbook and lifestyle publishing, including 15 years at Martha Stewart Living.