A freelance editor since 1996, I work with authors writing in the biomedical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, providing whatever level of work is necessary: from line, substantive, and developmental editing to complete rewriting and ghost writing. I also work with memoirists and independent authors, and I offer author coaching and workshops in grammar, copyediting, and self-publishing.
I work with traditional publishing houses as well as corporate, nonprofit, and individual clients on books, journals, abstracts, and web content.
I worked with a senior editor acquiring in international studies, anthropology, gender studies, and economics and had primary responsibility for developing the religion list. Responsibilities included manuscript solicitation and evaluation, contract negotiation, developmental and line editing, author care, and coordination with the marketing and production departments.
I provided developmental editing and copyediting services to graduate students.
I taught history, humanities, and social science courses, co-chaired curriculum development and division exam committees, and authored and directed several grants.
Shortly before Wyoming’s Alan K. Simpson was elected majority whip of the United States Senate, he decided to keep a journal. “I am going to make notes when I get home in the evening, as to what happened during each day.” Now the senator’s longtime chief of staff, Donald Loren Hardy, has drawn extensively on Simpson’s personal papers and nineteen-volume diary to write this unvarnished account ... read more
On a wintry morning in 1952, young Lt. Arthur L. Haarmeyer reported for duty in Korea as a B-26 bombardier-navigator to Colonel Delwin Bentley, Commander, 95th Bomb Squadron, 17th Bomb Group, K-9 Air Force Base, Pusan. Haarmeyer was immediately challenged by the colonel: "You've got an MBA from a high-priced university. You could be riding a desk at the Pentagon right now. So why the hell are ... read more
In these journals, Colonel Richard Irving Dodge, a well-known chronicler of western history and an authority on Plains Indians, provides an important account of conditions in Indian Territory from 1878 to 1880, a period of rapid transition.The Cheyenne-Arapaho reservation in present-day western Oklahoma was the center of Dodge’s activity. His writings offer a firsthand record of the 1878 retre... read more
In 1879, a Canadian Blackfoot known as Spopee, or Turtle, shot and killed a white man. Captured as a fugitive, Spopee narrowly escaped execution, instead landing in an insane asylum in Washington, D.C., where he fell silent. Spopee thus “disappeared” for more than thirty years, until a delegation of American Blackfeet discovered him and, aided by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, exacted a p... read more
Long a leading figure in American literature, N. Scott Momaday is perhaps best known for his Pulitzer Prize–winning House Made of Dawn and his celebration of his Kiowa ancestry, The Way to Rainy Mountain. Momaday has also made his mark in theater through two plays and a screenplay. Published here for the first time, they display his signature talent for interweaving oral and literary tradition... read more
Many of us have sought insights from the experience of ancient cultures for the kind of wisdom that impacts and transforms our lives in the modern world. Johnson leaves nothing to abstraction in the connections he makes between the microcosm of his inner world – formed in the crucible of Native American tribal life – and the macrocosm of Western Civilization. From a Western European perspectiv... read more
The largest by far of the fifty states, Alaska is also the state of greatest mystery and diversity. And, as Claus-M. Naske and Herman E. Slotnick show in this comprehensive survey, the history of Alaska’s peoples and the development of its economy have matched the diversity of its land- and seascapes.Alaska: A History begins by examining the region’s geography and the Native peoples who inhabi... read more
The California frontier wars gave land and gold to Whites and reservations to the few surviving Native Americans. Through eyewitness accounts this highly researched work brings to light the graft, greed, and conflicting roles played by the US Army, the State Legislature and the US Congress. The Round Valley wars of California were an ugly episode in the history of the Westward Expansion, in wh... read more
While award-winning author Rudolfo Anaya is known primarily as a novelist, his genius is also evident in dramatic works performed regularly in his native New Mexico and throughout the world. Billy the Kid and Other Plays collects seven of these works and offers them together for the first time. Like his novels, many of Anaya’s plays are built from the folklore of the Southwest. This volume ope... read more
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I specialize in crime and literary fiction and narrative nonfiction. I've worked with international bestsellers and major lit award nominees
Freelance copyeditor for magazines and books, specializing in longform journalism, fiction, history, memoir, criticism, and more.