Book & Magazine Editor


Since 2003, I have line-edited books and other writing projects for dozens of writers, including many through the Book Passage “Path to Publishing Program.” Similar to copy editing, line editing consists of going line-by-line through a manuscript to check for consistency, word choice, correct grammar, punctuation, etc.

I have line-edited magazine articles, short stories, newsletters and about 30 books, including nonfiction titles on politics, history and psychology; several memoirs; numerous novels; science fiction; Bay Area Travel Writers anthologies in 2014, 2015 and 2016; an award-winning book on Greek theatre; a coffee table art history book; and God, Seed, a poetry collection that won a 2011 Indie Excellence award.

I enjoy this work and would be happy to line-edit what you’ve written. I am familiar with both AP and Chicago Style. I can also do basic proofreading. Hourly rate and references on request.


2016-2020: Monthly Poetry Sundays column for, by Rebecca Foust

2019-2020: World Travel with Miles travel blog, by Moawia Abdelkarim

2020: The Biking Professors (political novel), by Jack Ilmonen and John Cogburn

2020: Jack the Raccoon (two children’s books), by K. Patton

2020: The Goldberg Variations: The Redemption of the Damned (coming-of-age novel), by Jonathan Taylor, Arnoland Press

2020: Vivacious (novel), by John Hawksley

2020: Serape Notebook (novel), by Raul Hernandez

2020: Smoggy Basin Homicides (novel), by William Story

2020: Ripped Apart (political opinion book), by Steven Stoft

2019: A Life Most Ordinary (memoir), by Sue Smith

2019: The Kingdom Has Arrived (religious/memoir), by Amy Jean

2019: The Trestle (coming-of-age novel), by Woodie Williams

2019: Survivor (memoir), by Dipannita Basu, PhD

2019: Rancho (sci-fi thriller), by Julie McLaughlin

2019: Standin’ in a Hard Rain (memoir), by Joel Eis

2019: From Darkness to Embrace the Light (psychology), by Mary L. Westcott

2019: A Cloak of Good Fortune (memoir), by Sieu Sean Do

2019: “Peace Umbrella” (short story), by Grace Rogers, published in Catamaran Literary Reader

2019: Sister Butterfly (children’s book), by Mike Mirabella

2019: Business articles and web content, by Tyler Copenhaven-Heath

2019: Triathlon training articles, by Kamil Klamann

2019: Two essays, by Grace Rogers

2019: First Act of Freedom (history), by Joel Eis

2019: Visions from Abroad (art history), by Mona Khazindar

2019: Wake-Up Call (advocacy/nonfiction), by Larry Bearg

2018-2019: Reports for court depositions by Claude Chemtob, PhD

2018: Foretold (fantasy thriller), by Elizabeth Banning

2018: East Bay Murders (crime thriller), by Tanya Chalupa

2018: Time in My Coffee: An Art-full Autobiography (memoir), by Igor Sazevich

2018: Ignite Your Dormant SuperPowers (self-help), by Steve Dickason

2018: The Goldberg Variations: Rites of Passage (coming-of-age novel), by Jonathan Taylor, Arnoland Press (American Fiction Awards, Faulkner Awards, and Eric Hoffer Awards finalist)

2017: The Adventures of the Smith Family, by R. C. Hand

2017: Trial Fundamentals (law/nonfiction), by Judge Mark Curry

2017: Out of the Mansion of the Motoyasu (memoir), by Junko Chodos, Giotto Multimedia

2017: A Traveler’s Travel Guide (travel memoir), by Jane Weber

2017: The Whole Book (poetry/philosophy), by Don Cerveris

2017: Bay Area Travel Writers Taste of Travel II anthology

2017: My Big C (memoir), by Nancy F. Radin, Dramedy Press

2017: Los Conversos (historical thriller), by William Zemsky

2017: Grandpa Ernie’s Secret, by R. C. Hand

2016: Shards of a Broken Mystery (spiritual memoir), by Shira Marin, Mute Swan Publishing

2016: Bay Area Travel Writers Taste of Travel I anthology

2016: Red Fire: Growing Up During the Chinese Cultural Revolution (memoir), by Wei Yang Chao, Avant Press

2016: One Percent Free (science-fiction thriller), by G.A. Matiasz, 62 Mile Press

2016: Raised in the Shadow of the Bomb (nonfiction), by D. Leah Steinberg

2016: The Rangity Tango Kids (memoir), by Lorraine Rominger, Untreed Reads Publishing

2015: Intelligent Design and Other Poems (poetry), by Bruce Sams

2015: Bay Area Travel Writers National Parks 100th Anniversary anthology

2015: Fire in My Hands and The Play in August (play scripts), by Joel Eis

2015: My Journey In and Out of Africa (memoir), by Pauline Tusher

2015: The Harp of Time (science-fiction novel), by Joel Eis

2015: What A Trip! (memoir), by Jim Wood

2014: Bay Area Travel Writers Clips & Pics anthology

2014: The Function of the Ekkyklema in Greek Theatre (academic book: winner of The Adele Mellen Prize), by Joel Eis, Edwin Mellen Press

2014: The Greatest Encounter (religious book), by Bishop K.K. Degaya

2014: Three short stories by Letitia Sanders

2012: My Magical Palace (novel), by Kunal Mukherjee, Harper Collins (India)

2010: All That Gorgeous Pitiless Song (poetry), by Rebecca Foust, Many Mountains Moving Press

2010: God, Seed (poetry), by Rebecca Foust, Tebot Bach Press (Foreword Review Book of the Year for Poetry)

2009: Mom’s Canoe (poetry), by Rebecca Foust, Texas Review Press (Robert Phillips Chapbook Poetry Prize)

2008-2010: Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation quarterly newsletter


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