I offer supportive and rigorous editing of general-interest, academic, and technical nonfiction. I have 15+ years of experience; formal training in book, newspaper, and medical/scientific editing; and a master’s degree in history. I work frequently with writers whose first language is not English.
I'm certified by the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences, an Adobe-certified expert in InDesign CS6, and trained in the basics of disaster public information, layout and prepress, and tutoring English as a foreign language. I speak Spanish and German.
I work primarily with international organizations focused on development, humanitarian relief, and the environment, and with individuals preparing articles for publication on similar themes, but I’m always happy to take on new topics. I’m committed to helping my clients achieve their publication and communication goals in a way that best expresses their strengths and priorities.
Copyediting, editing non-native English (EFL/ESL editing), science editing, academic editing, nonfiction editing, substantive editing, line editing, rewriting, writing, page design/layout, typesetting
Journals, books, multi-author books, technical reports, policy briefs and working papers, newspapers, magazines, manuals
Freelance since 2008; senior editor, Solution Tree, 2006–08; copy-editor, Albuquerque Journal, 2004–06; senior editor, East-West Center, 2003–04
Tropical Coastal Ecosystems (University of Queensland via EdX), 2019
Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (US Centers for Disease Control), 2018
Communication is Aid (Kaya/Humanitarian Leadership Academy/CDAC Network), 2018
Infectious diseases certificate (Global Health e-Learning Center), 2017
Introduction to scientific and medical editing (University of California–San Diego), 2011
International development, humanitarian aid, human rights, environment, policy studies, history (US, Europe, Pacific islands, Southeast Asia, medieval, 19th century, 20th century), agriculture, agroforestry, animal husbandry, anthropology, archaeology, architecture, climate change, conflict and post-conflict issues, crop science, cultural resources management, current affairs, democracy-building, development aid, disaster preparedness, disaster public information, disaster response, economic development, education, emergency planning, emergency preparedness, energy, ethnography, fisheries, fishing (commercial and sport), forestry, gender, GIS, historic preservation, law, monitoring and evaluation, mountain studies, natural resource management, nuclear disarmament, nutrition, peacekeeping, political science, public health surveillance, remote sensing, security, shipping, social science, social work, transportation, travel, Africa, East Asia, Pacific islands, Southeast Asia, United States (Maine, Florida, US Virgin Islands, Louisiana, New Mexico, Hawaii)
BA in history, MA in history
certified by the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Adobe InDesign CS6, Adobe Acrobat X, Adobe Photoshop CS6