Editor

EDITING YOUR WRITING PROJECT:

Since 2003, I have line-edited books and other writing projects for dozens of writers. Similar to copy editing, line editing is going line-by-line through a manuscript to check for consistency, correct grammar, punctuation, etc.

I have line-edited magazine articles, short stories, newsletters and about 25 books, including nonfiction titles on politics, history and psychology; several memoirs; several fiction and science-fiction novels; Bay Area Travel Writers anthologies in 2014, 2015 and 2016; an award-winning book on Greek theatre; 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. I charge $50/hour; references on request.

MY BACKGROUND AS AN EDITOR:

2003- : Freelance editor for various writers (see below)

1990-1992: Executive Editor/Editor-in-Chief, Running Times Magazine

1989-1990: Regional Editor, Triathlon Today Magazine

1981-1990: Senior Editor, Running Times Magazine

RECENT LINE-EDITING PROJECTS COMPLETED:

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

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

2017: Los Conversos (novel), by William Zemsky.

2016: Shards (spiritual memoir), by Shira Marin.

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

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

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

2016: Monthly “Poetry Sundays” column for womensvoicesforchange.org, by Rebecca Foust.

2015: Intelligent Design and Other Poems, by Bruce Sams.

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 Rangity Tango Kids (memoir), by Lorraine Rominger.

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), edited by Bob Cooper, BATW, 2014.

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

2014: The Greatest Encounter (religious book), by Bishop K.K. Degaya, The Holy Ghostants’ Press, 2014.

2014: Three short stories, by Letitia Sanders.

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

2010: God, Seed (poetry), by Rebecca Foust, Tebot Bach Press, 2010.

2009: Mom’s Canoe (poetry), by Rebecca Foust, Texas Review Press, 2009.

2008-2010: Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation quarterly newsletter.