Over my career, I have worked for a number of publishers, most notable Macmillan, as well as several small fiction presses. My primary work for the past seven years has been in humanities textbooks, with a focus on literature, anthologies, and composition, though I have done freelance work on several novels over the past couple of years as well. I bring a thorough, careful eye to each project and enjoy working with authors at a wide variety of developmental stages.
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50 Essays: A Portable Anthology is the best-selling value-priced reader in the country because its virtues don't stop at the price. The book’s carefully chosen selections include both classic essays and high-interest, high-quality contemporary readings to truly engage students. The editorial apparatus is flexible and unobtrusive enough to support a variety of approaches to teaching composition... read more
Long one of the most popular composition readers on the market, The Bedford Reader combines timeless readings with the leading voices of our day. It takes a practical and flexible approach to the rhetorical methods, focusing on their uses in varied writing situations. The unique and newly reimagined "Writers on Writing" feature connects reflections from professional writers with point-of-need ... read more
Finally, the collected works you’ve been waiting for: visual, historical, contextualized. Based on the New Cambridge Shakespeare edition of the text, The Bedford Shakespeare gathers the 25 most frequently taught plays and augments them with the rich historical and contextual materials you expect from Bedford/St. Martin’s. Thoughtful, provocative analysis by eminent scholars Russ McDonald and L... read more
Signs of Life in the USA works in the classroom because students love to talk and write about popular culture. Signs of Life teaches students to read and write critically about pop culture by providing them with a conceptual framework known as semiotics, a field of study developed specifically for the interpretation of culture and its signs. Signs of Life, written by a prominent semiotician an... read more
Best-selling authors Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell have brought simplicity to the study of argument with the third edition of Practical Argument. A straightforward, full-color, accessible introduction to argumentative writing, the text employs an exercise-driven, step-by-step approach to get to the heart of what students need to understand both classical and contemporary argument. Practi... read more
Connecting reading and writing to the work students do in their other courses and to reading and writing in the workplace, Subject & Strategy goes beyond other rhetorical readers in the accessible writing instruction if offers at such an affordable price. This text provides the strategies your students need to approach any writing subject. With engaging readings, innovative classroom exercises... read more
It has never been more important to learn how to locate relevant, credible sources, to evaluate competing ideas and arguments, and to share our thoughts with others in a compelling, well-supported manner. This edition of The Bedford Researcher, like those that have come before it, was written to help students strengthen their ability to understand, assess, and contribute to ongoing conversatio... read more
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I am a novelist and editor, literary consultant and writing coach who specialises in assessing and editing fiction and mentoring authors.
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