Fourteen years of experience with print-on-demand through Lightning Source, plus ten years of experience with eBook preparation and publishing. Recent Kindle preparation experience.
Twenty-five years of experience manuscript preparation for conventional offset publishing of books, magazines, and newspapers.
Two years of book publishing study under the late Jack D. Rittenhouse, a pioneer of the independent press movement.
Only one deadline late in 25 years of editing. Meeting multiple tight, strict deadlines is a specialty.
Twenty-four years of experience collaborating with authors to revise copy for smoother syntax, adherence to grammar conventions, precise wording, correct spelling, and appropriate punctuation.
Twenty-five years of experience in working with authors to tighten copy by reorganizing, recognizing lapses in logic or sequence, and improving chapter/article titles and subheads.
Developed in-house style sheet for McGraw-Hill CIS division magazines.
Familiar with MS Word and LibreOffice tracking features.
More than 40 years of experience in proofreading for everything from books to training manuals to web sites.
Strong knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style, Associated Press Stylebook, and McGraw-Hill Desk Reference. Familiar with MLA Handbook, Publication Manual of the APA, and the Columbia Guide to Style Online.
Meticulous attention to grammar, spelling, punctuation, and governing style rules.
Working knowledge of database management software, project management software and CMS plus a variety of Internet search techniques.
Concurrently managed independent newspaper group editorial and book publishing company.
Concurrently managed and edited four separate magazines with a total of 16 separate deadlines per month and more than 250 contributing writers per year.
More than 14 years of experience with a variety of commercial writing and editing projects for businesses and nonprofit organizations.
PUBLISHER/EDITOR | DIXON-PRICE PUBLISHING | 2000-PRESENT
Published 18 books including two co-publishing ventures with international partners. Handle all aspects of the business from financial management to marketing and website to editing and production of both POD and eBooks.
EDITOR | SOUND PUBLISHING, KINGSTON COMMUNITY NEWS | 2009
Wrote monthly articles, edited submissions and freelancers, coordinated approximately 20 contributors per month.
EDITOR | KINGSTON. BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, POULSBO COMMUNITY NEWS | 2000-2005
Managed all editorial and production functions for three monthly news periodicals. Coordinated and edited up to 25 contributors per month per publication.
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR | IDAHO/UTAH CONSTRUCTION NEWS | 1998-2001
Developed, wrote, and edited stories on business and construction for two monthly publications.
SENIOR EDITOR | MCGRAW-HILL, WESTERN REGION CIG | 1995-1998
Coordinated and trained editors for CIG division’s six western region publications in addition to regular duties as editor of four publications.
EDITOR | MCGRAW-HILL, INTERMOUNTAIN CONTRACTOR | 1991-1998
Developed editorial calendar for glossy monthly magazine and weekly newsprint paper. Wrote stories. Solicited, edited and supported contributors and freelance writers. Responsible for copyediting/proofing each edition. Focus on construction projects and management issues.
EDITOR | MCGRAW-HILL, INTERMOUNTAIN ARCHITECTURE | 1991-1998
Developed editorial calendar for quarterly glossy magazine for upscale readership. Wrote stories. Solicited, edited and supported contributors and freelance writers. Responsible for copyediting/proofing each edition. Focus on architectural design and management.
EDITOR | MCGRAW-HILL, UTAH BUILDING NEWS | 1990-1998
Set editorial calendar for monthly glossy magazine for residential industry readership. Wrote stories. Solicited, edited and supported contributors and freelance writers. Responsible for copyediting/proofing each edition. Focus on residential design, construction, and management.
ASSITANT EDITOR | MCGRAW-HILL, INTERMOUNTAIN CONTRACTOR | 1989-1991
Wrote stories. Edited and proofed all story copy from contributions. Prepared layout for publication.
ARCHITECTURAL REPORTER | MCGRAW-HILL, DODGE INFORMATION SYSTEMS | 1988-1989
Maintained, developed, and interviewed approximately 300 contacts per month for commercial construction project information used extensively in the industry.
COPY EDITING/PROOFREADING | UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO PRESS | 1978
Copy editing and proofreading for publications of UNM Press including books, university marketing materials, academic journals, and intra-university publications.
TEACHING ASSISTANT | UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, ENGLISH DEPARTMENT | 1976-1978
Taught English grammar and composition to undergraduates. Taught six semester hours of courses per semester.
BACHELOR, COMMUNICATIONS | 1976 | UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO
Major 1: English Literature
Major 2: American Literature
Minors: Speech, History, Film
Writing for Trade Magazines, 2000
Managing Construction Contracts for Subcontractors (co-author), 1996