I offer supportive and rigorous editing for writers of general-interest, technical, and academic 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 speak Spanish and German and am an Adobe-certified expert in InDesign CS6. I’ve also taken short trainings in disaster public information, layout and prepress, and tutoring English as a foreign language.
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.
Copy-editing, editing non-native English, EFL/ESL editing, plain/clear English, developmental/substantive 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
Adobe Certified Expert, InDesign CS6 (Adobe Systems) 2013, 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, 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 History, MA History
Adobe InDesign CS6, Adobe Acrobat X, Adobe Photoshop CS6