About Me

Skills and Services

  • Copyediting of nonfiction works, including developmental editing, manuscript critiques, fact checking, and general cleanup
  • Indexing of books and catalogues, produced to your specifications
  • Proofreading of any print or digital materials
  • Firsthand knowledge of the book-publishing process, from front matter to back matter, manuscript prep to page proofs
  • Software expertise in Microsoft Office suite, SKY Index, and Adobe Acrobat Pro


Professional Background

  • Twelve years of experience as a freelance contractor (2005–present), providing editorial services to publishers, museums and galleries, business organizations, and independent authors
  • Six years of experience as an in-house editor at Pomegranate (1999–2005), publisher of fine art books and calendars
  • Six years of experience teaching English and writing at the high school and college levels

Education

  • Book Indexing course, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 2004
  • PhD in English, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 1999
  • MA in English, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS, 1992
  • BA and secondary teacher certification in English, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 1985

Specialties

  • Scholarly papers and books, particularly those in the humanities or social sciences
  • Nonfiction trade books, often on cultural, recreational, or environmental topics
  • Art publications, such as exhibition catalogues and artist monographs

Selected Book Projects

COPYEDITING

INDEXING

PROOFREADING

Additional project titles available on request.