Writer and Editor
I am a semi-retired freelance book editor with a B.A. in Journalism (1974, University of Nevada, Reno) and more than 40 years of professional writing and editing experience. Before entering the book publishing field, I worked in public relations, did technical editing, and was production editor of an academic journal.
April 2014 to Present
As a freelancer, I have edited novels—romance, fantasy, mystery, women’s contemporary, historical, and more—that include a USA Today best-seller, an Amazon best-seller, an Amazon All Star, and a 2017 RONE Awards finalist. Most of my work is substantive editing, but I also do developmental editing and proofreading. Besides editing, I was project manager for two authors at Booktrope.
Technical and Business Editing
I edited hundreds of environmental and engineering reports, compiled and edited monthly and annual gold exploration reports, produced newsletters, and wrote and edited marketing materials. I also edited business plans, a grant application, and other company documents. Employers were WESTEC (purchased by SRK), JBR Environmental Consultants, Inc. (purchased by Stantech), Westmont Mining, and various freelance clients.
Production Editor, Academic Journal
The Journal of Economic Issues is a quarterly international journal published by the Association for Evolutionary Economics.
Public Relations, News Releases, Newsletters, Freelance Writing
News Reporting and Copy Editing
I was a reporter, page editor, and copy editor for the university Sagebrush and an intern at the Nevada State Journal.
Volunteer and Personal Writing and Editing
Author, Not Till Then Can the World Know
I transcribed an ancestor’s Civil War diary and researched his regiment’s participation in the war for this book.
2015 to Present
Founder, Books in the City of Trembling Leaves
2013 to Present
Writer, Editor, ThisIsReno.com
I edited news releases and wrote articles and opinions.