Instructor, UC Berkeley
For sixteen years I’ve studied and worked in the book publishing industry. I’m privileged to mentor editors while contributing to book projects that impact readers around the world.
Extensive experience in academic and trade books: biblical studies, biography, business/leadership, humanities, memoir, self-help, and social issues. I’ve worked with #1 New York Times bestselling authors and numerous NYT, ECPA, PW, and WSJ bestsellers (see portfolio).
Instructor and Course Developer for UC Berkeley Extension’s Professional Sequence in Editing. I teach all four courses in the sequence. I also have five years experience teaching at writing and editing conferences and other industry events.
Experience in substantive work on academic and trade projects including biblical studies, Christian living, family law/legal studies, business/leadership, and psychology. Skilled in lowering excessive word count while retaining the author’s voice.
Experience contracting and managing freelance editors, proofreaders, and typesetters; tracking project deadlines and invoices; and assisting production and managing editors at traditional publishers.
Research and Product Development
Subject-matter experience includes early elementary, middle-grade, and YA as well as academic content in anthropology, biblical studies, general medicine, history, and psychology.
Expert in proofreading academic and trade, especially maintaining detail consistency across large projects, identifying plagiarism, and formatting citations. I’ve worked on numerous bestsellers, including several of the top-selling books of 2018 and 2019 (see portfolio).