Me? A bona fide miracle worker and quarter-century veteran of the publishing industry. My specialty? Professional/technical/reference books, the harder to produce, the better, by committees of authors who are brilliant in their fields but maybe not always the most natural writers.
As an editor and editorial supervisor, I've completed multiple it-can't-be-done book-length projects for publishers like McGraw-Hill, Wiley, and Prentice Hall. I've also served as a technical editor, developmental editor, and manuscript reader for various other titles. I've managed authors directly since my first day on the job. Non-native English? Not a problem. Editing broken English off a third-generation mimeograph is just another Tuesday for me.
I can speak to your authors as a fellow traveler. As an author myself, I've written or co-written sixteen books for numerous publishers in the PTR space, including O'Reilly, Osborne, and Microsoft Press. My books are sold around the world in seven languages.
My approach to editing is like Michelangelo's to sculpture: precision interventions to reveal the inner quality, but with an activist streak that doesn't shy away from rewrites if that's what it takes to make the prose sing. I bleed serial commas. I dream in Chicago. I have not once missed a (professional) deadline.
- Member, Authors Guild (2013-present)
I write books on media technology and Apple devices, develop book proposals, and serve as a technical editor for other authors.
DC Comics (New York, NY)
I produced the official Web sites for DC Comics and MAD Magazine; wrote newsletters, articles, and other copy; conducted live interviews with creators; managed fan communities; supervised independent contractors; and trained interns.
North Market Street Graphics (Lancaster, PA)
I supervised the copyediting of professional/technical/reference book manuscripts and managed our team of in-house copyeditors to complete lengthy projects for various New York publishers.
Science Press (Ephrata, PA)
I worked with senior management to create a redactory department at Science Press, copyedited medical/technical/scientific journal manuscripts, and provided general proofreading and page checking services.