Freelance writer and copyeditor for various companies, nonprofits, and publishers. Clients have included Google, Business for Social Responsibility, Hardscratch Press, Tech Soup, and Vinci. My articles on business and technology, arts and culture, travel, and other topics have appeared in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Observer, San Francisco Chronicle, and Metropolis magazine, among many other publications.
Wrote articles about cloud computing for Google under a contract with Beyond, a San Francisco-based design and technology company.
Copyedited several books, including Unga Island Girl: Ruth's Book by Jacquelin Ruth Benson Pels; Family After All, by Raymond L. Hudson; and Any Tonnage, Any Ocean: Conversations With a Resolute Alaskan, by Walter Jackinsky.
Copyeditor in the Foreign/National, Business, and Arts and Culture departments.
Business editor and writer for UPI, an international news service. Worked with correspondents in the U.S. and around the world.
A century before Lance Armstrong captured headlines around the world by winning a record seventh consecutive Tour de France, another American dominated the world of competitive cycling. His name was Bobby Walthour, and in the early 1900s he was one of the world’s most famous and highly paid athletes. Life in the Slipstream chronicles Walthour’s rise from a lowly bicycle messenger in Georgia to... read more
Walter Jackinsky has spent most of his 88 years on the water. Any Tonnage, Any Ocean melds family drama and Native history, zest for travel and deep roots in the home place. The title refers to Captain Jackinsky's hard-won master mariner's license. Even more it conveys his no-limits approach to life in general, from salmon fishing to music to all things maritime. Enjoy the ride!
Book by Pels, Jacquelin Ruth Benson, Soberg, Ruth Lauritzen Benson
The Art of Hiring Leaders: A Guide for Nonprofit Organizations describes the executive transition process beginning with the board, through all the steps of the search process including a chapter on bringing a new executive into the organization successfully. Chapters are short and "reader friendly". The website has reviews and excerpts; the website is www.theartofhiringleaders.net.
The Jesse Lee story opens in the Aleutian Islands with the arrival of well-meaning 19th-century missionaries intent on delivering salvation and "civilization" to a proud people. Volume I tells of an institution founded in conflict and dissension that grew into a community admired by its neighbors and loved by many of its residents, mostly Native children from coastal Alaska. The Home operated ... read more
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I try to help authors achieve the books they want by careful professional editing, looking at the details – and the bigger stuff if needed.
Two decades as a top U.S. copy and line editor on technology, business, travel and food at HarperCollins, Intellectual Ventures and more.