Book & Magazine Editor

LET ME HANDLE YOUR EDITING NEEDS

Since 2003, I have edited, copy edited, or proofread books, articles, blog posts, and even play scripts and legal documents for dozens of clients. Typically I go line-by-line through a manuscript to check for consistency, word choice, correct grammar, punctuation, etc., while also inserting comments where I spot problems or need to ask the client a question.

Among the 50+ books I have edited are nonfiction titles on politics, history, psychology, and the law; self-help; many memoirs (including travel and spiritual memoirs); numerous novels and thrillers; historical fiction; several science fiction and fantasy books; several children’s books; several travel-writing anthologies; an award-winning book on Greek theatre; a coffee-table art history book; and poetry collections that won several major awards.

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

HERE’S WHAT I HAVE EDITED

BOOKS:

2020: Travel Stories of Wonder and Change (anthology), Bay Area Travel Writers

2020: Knowing Self (self-help/poetry), by Zachary Alden

2020: The Lost Notes of Sisyphus (mythology), by Phil Couisneau

2020: I Used to be a Girl: Memoir of a Mom of Five Boys, by Linda Tierney

2020: Memoirs of a WWII P.O.W. Wife, by Edna Ames

2020: Waking the Core of Man (memoir/self-help), by Connor McCanless (hardcover here).

2020: Walk, Hike, Walk, Saunter: Seasoned Women Share Tales and Trails, by Susan Alcorn

2020: Just Who We Are: My Story of Grit, Grace, and Identity (memoir), by Robyn Stecher

2020: Niac: Ideas in Blood – Part I (historical thriller), by Andre Davis

2020: Only (poetry collection), by Rebecca Foust

2020: All the Good Little Girls Keep Quiet (novel), by Kristine Kibbee

2020: The Biking Professors: Solving the USA-China Trade War One Road Trip at a Time (political novel), by Jack Ilmonen and John Cogburn

2020: Jack the Raccoon (four short 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: How Democrats Can Fight Polarization to Win (political opinion), by Steven Stoft

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

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

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

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

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

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

2019: From Darkness to Embrace the Light: A Spiritual Guide for Reclaiming Your Life After Soul-Crushing Relationships (psychology), by Mary L. Westcott

2019: A Cloak of Good Fortune: A Cambodian boy’s journey from paradise through a kingdom of terror (memoir), by Sieu Sean Do

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

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

2019: Visions from Abroad: Historical and Contemporary Representations of Arabia (art history), by Mona Khazindar

2019: Wake-Up Call: Policing, Privilege, and Reclaiming Our Unalienable Rights (advocacy/nonfiction), by Larry Bearg

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: Discover everything you need to be happy, fulfilled, loving, creative, peaceful and crazy prosperour (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 (historical fiction), by R. C. Hand

2017: Trial Fundamentals: A Concise Handbook on the Basics of Courtroom Evidence, Procedure & Tactics (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: A new kind of meditation, a new kind of dialogue and a new kind of poetry (poetry/philosophy), by Don Cerveris

2017: Bay Area Travel Writers Taste of Travel II anthology

2017: My Big C: Here After All These Years (memoir), by Nancy F. Radin, Dramedy Press

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

2017: Grandpa Ernie’s Secret (spy novel), by R. C. Hand

2016: Shards of a Broken Mystery: Restoring Hekate and our Divine Feminine Soul (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 (dystopian sci-fi thriller), by G.A. Matiasz, 62 Mile Press

2016: Raised in the Shadow of the Bomb: Children of the Manhattan Project (memoir), 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: My Journey In and Out of Africa (memoir), by Pauline Tusher

2015: The Harp of Time (sci-fi novel), by Joel Eis

2015: What A Trip! A Mostly Positive Life Story (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 with the Highest Power in the Universe  (spiritual memoir), by Bishop K.K. Degaya

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)

EDITOR FOR NATIONAL MAGAZINES:

Executive Editor/Editor-in-Chief (2 years), Running Times Magazine

Regional Editor (2 years), Triathlon Today Magazine

Senior Editor (6 years), Running Times Magazine

BLOG POSTS & WEBSITES:

2020: Editing of articles for www.solutions.crediblemind.com/blog.

2020: Editing of all content at www.us.embassyeritrea.org

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

2019-2020: World Travel with Miles (www.worldtravelwithmiles.com) travel blog, by Moawia Abdelkarim

ARTICLES:

2020: Editing of articles for The Venice (CA) Current

2020: Temporary Editor (editing of all articles) for Waterways magazine (Austin, Texas)

2020: Editing of articles and Op-Eds for writers Allen Dusault, Ben Wieder, Daniel Vigil, and Philip Salem, M.D.

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

2019: Triathlon training articles, by Kamil Klamann

SHORT STORIES & ESSAYS:

2020: Three short stories by Woodie Williams

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

2019: Two essays, by Grace Rogers

2014: Three short stories by Letitia Sanders

MISC.:

2020: Press releases for Kate & Frank Home Buyers

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

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

2008-2010: Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation quarterly newsletter