I have degrees in English and Physical Geography, and my writing experience extends to a stint as a service information writer for Caterpillar Inc. and to my role as a program coordinator at the Illinois State Water Survey, where I became familiar with the Microsoft Track Changes system. I have a wide background in the sciences and am as comfortable with scientific concepts as with literary topics.
Mulitple editing projects for University of Oklahoma Press in the following categories:
Political Science (Eisenhower and the U-2 Affair)
Military History (The War of 1812 in New York State)
Biography (George Armstrong Custer)
Western History (The Sioux Wars)
National Parks (Pecos National Monument)
Animal Rights (Rodeo in Canada and the U.S.)
Public Health (Diagnosis and Treatment of Tuberculosis in Arkansas and Worldwide)
Illinois State Water Survey
Maintained large surface and groundwater withdrawals database as basis for research and water planning throughout Illinois.
Analyzed and plotted annual data using ArcGIS.
Presented findings in annual reports and at statewide conferences.