Book & Magazine Editor


Since 2003, I have edited, copyedited, or proofread books, articles, blog posts, and even annual reports and legal documents for dozens of clients worldwide. 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 writer a question.

Among the 140+ books I have edited by 100+ authors from five continents are nonfiction titles on politics, history, psychology, and the law; self-help books; many memoirs (including travel and spiritual memoirs); numerous novels and thrillers; historical fiction; several science-fiction/fantasy titles; several YA/coming-of-age novels, 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 have won major awards. Many of the authors I have worked with are first-time authors and/or non-native-English speakers, while others are longtime professional authors.

I enjoy this work and would be happy to edit what you’ve written. I am very familiar with both Chicago and AP Style guidelines. I prefer to edit Word documents so that I can use the Track Changes tool to show all of my edits and comments, although I have also edited many Google Docs.



2024: The Commissary (novel), by Kayla Mcelhaney

2024: Sam and George’s Wacky Adventures (children’s book), by Glenn Frantangelo

2024: Lovestruck (romance/horror/supernatural thriller), by Anissa Sutherland

2024: Hooked on Humor: A Deep Dive Into Reely Fishy Dad Jokes, by Storm Hansen

2024: Go Girl 2 (travel anthology), edited by Elaine Lee & stories by Maya Angelou, Alice Walker, etc.

2024: Cherish 9 to 12 Months (parenting), by Donna Dyes

2024: Cherish 12 to 36 Weeks (parenting), by Donna Dyes

2024: Riding with Shadows (romance), by Victora Myers

2024: Surviving Life (memoir), by Dustan Jackson

2024: Hands Up (memoir), by Tracee Cherry

2024: Pregnancy Guide for New Dads, by Chad Corradini

2024: Give Me My Flowers (memoir), by Eric Moore

2023: The Secret World of Stamps (memoir), by Terry McCaffrey

2023: Learning the Business of Life (self-help/memoir), by Gramey Browne

2023: Postpartum Care for New Moms Over 35, by Tamar Edwards

2023: Dead Souls Awakening (dystopian thriller), by Alexander Suslov

2023: I’m Your Goat (sci-fi), by Dawn T. Jones

2023: Cherish the First 12 Weeks of Your New Baby (parenting), by Donna Dyes

2023: Who Stole the Arms of the Venus de Milo? (art history), by Phil Cousineau

2023: The Institution (memoir), by C. S. Erickson

2023: Unexpected Gifts (memoir), by William Fruth

2023: The Itty-Bitty Burnout Book, by Catherine Peterson

2023: Beyond the Miniyar (dystopian novel), by Joseph Michael Lamb

2023: 300+ Riddles for Bright Kids and Smart Adults, by Charles Timmerman

2023: Travels on the Edge: One Woman’s Journeys on a Runaway Planet, by MJ Pramik

2023: Rat Soup (memoir/self-help), by Sister Janet Lovell

2023: The Reluctant Visionary (paranormal novel), by Datta Groover

2023: Back Them Days: Reflections of a Life on the Mississippi (history), by Sherry Pardee

2023: Aberjay Rising (dystopian novel), by Joseph Michael Lamb

2023: You’re the Boss: Make Running Work for You, by Heinke Kauntz

2023: Be the Queen of Your Money (self-help/finance), by Christine Walsh

2023: Mindsighted (sci-fi), by Derek T. Jones

2023: The Spirit Fruit (Christian children’s book), by D. L. Patillo

2023: Political Common Sense (nonfiction), by Clifford Michaels

2023: Mastering Productivity (business memoir), by A. S. Basahal

2023: The Atypical Leader (business memoir), by Rick Brennan

2023: A Logotherapy Approach to Fitness, by Ivan Bychkov

2022: Only (poetry collection), by Rebecca Foust (2023 Independent Publisher Awards silver medal)

2022: Standin’ in a Hard Rain (memoir), by Joel Eis

2022: Creative Destruction: From the Marine Corps to the Boardroom (business memoir), by Robert McLaughlin

2022: Once Upon a Time, I Changed the Rules (self-help/memoir), by Marta Rivera

2022: Adtenatus’ Odyssey: Volume 1 (fantasy), by Quentin Dugand

2022: Adtenatus’ Odyssey: Volume 2 (fantasy), by Quentin Dugand

2022: Adtenatus’ Odyssey: Volume 3 (fantasy), by Quentin Dugand

2022: Adtenatus’ Odyssey: Volume 4(fantasy), by Quentin Dugand

2022: Adtenatus’ Odyssey: Volume 5 (fantasy), by Quentin Dugand

2022: The House on the Cliff (novel), by R. C. Hand

2022: Alibi (crime novel), by C. Douglas Dalbey

2022: It’s Just Food (diet/psychology), by Rebecca R. Laurel-Hill, RDN

2022: Claire’s Conflict (novel), by Dave Mathews

2022: Mrs. Vee (crime novel), by R. C. Hand

2022: Poopy McPooFace: The Perilous Journey (children’s book), by David Michael Slater

2022: Toward Ski Mastery and Beyond (sports psychology/self-help), by Skiers Tsallen

2022: Things I Wish I’d Learned in February (novella), by Andre Davis

2022: The Little Book of Running and Everything Else (essay collection), by Daniel O’Leary Greer

2022: The Happy Mindset (self-help/philosophy), by Shay Sun

2022: Funster 600+ Funniest Dad Jokes, by Charles Timmerman

2022: The No Quitters Guide to Crushing Real Estate Investing and Building an Extraordinary Life, by Nathan Brooks

2022: Driven: How Adversity Helped Me Find My Greatest Potential (memoir), by Stephanie Hammerman (Incorgnito Publishing)

2022: Go Outside: Connect and Learn with Your Family in the U.S. National Parks, by Rita Naomi Moran

2022: Vanishing Kingdoms: An Improbably Journey from East to West (memoir), by John Edakara

2022: Future Remnants: Stories & Poems, by Benjamin L. Owen (short stories/poetry)

2022: Dreams for Our Children: Immigrant Letters to the Future, by Omotayo Banjo

2022: Dusted by Stars (sci-fi thriller), by G. A. Matiasz

2022: We Are From Earth (sci-fi short stories), by Joel Eis

2022: Generations Shall Call Them Blessed (history/poetry), by Dan Paulos

2021: Hoops Drills for Relationship Skills (self-help), by Jesse Sharpe

2021: The Chronicles of Legend (sci-fi thriller), by Joel Champion

2021: From the Kitchen Table: Words of Wisdom, Acts of Love, and Food for the Soul (memoir), by Sheryl Lewis

2021: Blessings in the Wake of Grief (memoir), by Thelma Garcia Villena

2021: First Love (memoir), by Cheyenne Biancheri

2021: Unleashed (parenting autistic kids), by Chris Reavis

2021: The Serape Notebook: A Love Story (novel), by Raul Hernandez

2021: NIAC: Ideas in Blood – Part II (historical thriller), by Andre Davis

2021: The Road to 59 (sports nonfiction), by T. Ellis

2021: 2033: God’s Last Mission (dystopian sci-fi novel), by Alexander Love

2021: My Letters to Conceicao (epistolary novel), by Jorge Molina del Callejo

2021: Dancing on the Wine-Dark Sea (travel memoir, International Book Awards finalist), by Diane LeBow, PhD

2021: Marriage and Beyond (relationships self-help), by Axel D. Blumenberg, PhD

2021: Roman Identity (historical fiction), by J. U. Scribe

2021: Beyond Mindset: The Meditation Blueprint to Breaking Free from Stress, by Virna Lichter

2021: The Story of Saudi Arabia (history), by Salah Al Arjani

2021: The Lost Notebooks of Sisyphus (mythology), by Phil Couisneau

2020: Falling Apart, Together (YA novel), by H. M. Francis

2020: Scoop of Love (romance novel), by Aysha Khan

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

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

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 E. 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: All the Good Little Girls Keep Quiet (YA/coming-of-age 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 (YA/coming-of-age novel), by Jonathan Taylor, Arnoland Press

2020: Vivacious (romance/thriller), by John Hawksley

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

2020: Ripped Apart: How Democrats Can Fight Polarization to Win (political opinion), by Steven Stoft

2020: The Kingdom Has Arrived (spiritual memoir), by Amy Jean

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

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

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

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

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 (YA/coming-of-age novel), by Jonathan Taylor, Arnoland Press (American Fiction Awards, Faulkner Awards, and Eric Hoffer Awards finalist)

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)


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

Regional Editor (2 years), Triathlon Today Magazine

Senior Editor (6 years), Running Times Magazine

Editor (3 years: 2020-2022), Waterways Magazine


2020-24: Editing of 200+ articles for a wellness/mental health website:

2021: Editing of several articles for

2021: Editing of content at

2021: Editing of several USIM media agency blogs posts and white papers:

2016-2021: Editing of all Poetry Sundays column for

2020: Editing of all content at

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


2023: Editing of misc. content for Propel Philanthropy

2022-23: Editing of web content and press releases for L.A. Councilwoman Traci Park

2020-23: Editing of articles for Westside (CA) Current

2020-22: Editing of all articles for Waterways magazine (Austin, Texas)

2020: Editing of articles and op-eds for writers Allen Dusault, Ben Wieder, Daniel Vigil, Dr. Philip Salem, Shaun Ahmed, and David Ly.

2019: Editing of articles and web content by Phoenix business owner Tyler Copenhaven-Heath

2019: Editing of triathlon training articles by Kamil Klamann

Pre-2019: Editing of articles for City Sports, Triathlon Today, Triathlete, and Running Times magazines


2023: Two short stories by Derek Jones

2022: Future Remnants: Stories & Poems, by Benjamin L. Owen (short stories/poetry)

2022: We Are From Earth (sci-fi short stories), by Joel Eis

2020: Short stories by Woodie Williams (including “The Jump” and “Catching Flies“)

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

2019: Three essays by Grace Rogers, PhD

2014: Three short stories by Letitia Sanders


2022: Annual Report: Amhara Association of America

2022: Annual Report: BMW Car Club of America-South Atlantic Region

2020-2021: Press releases for the Eritrean Embassy in Washington, D.C.

2020-2022: Press releases and blog posts 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