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Academic Degrees

Creative Writing
Museum Studies

Academic Career

*2010  MA Dissertation – Loop: Dream Literature – A magical realism / fantasy fiction portfolio / critical commentary

*2010  Intern, New Welsh Review

*2010  “Work Taster”  National Library of Wales

*1996-97  Yavapai College / Sharlot Hall Museum  300+ internship hours in Museum Collections Management, Exhibit Development

Proofreading/Editing Experience and Qualifications

*2000-Present   Starstone Lit Services–  Clients include established and emerging authors, academic writers, academic and trade publishers in US & UK, miscellaneous businesses, and non-profits.

Editor / Proofreader

2013-Present   diacriTech Technologies – Editing and proofreading academic / scientific book manuscripts for major UK & US publishers.

Previous Positions

Community Moderator & Proofreader

*2011-2013  The Oil Drum – Performed daily proofreading of scientific articles and moderation of community posts online. Performed intermittent editing for ESL author posts

Recent Academic Titles Copyedited / Proofread

  • Environmental Certification for Organisations and Products (Routledge, 2015).
  • Mapping the Terrain of Education Reform (Routledge, 2015).
  • Planning Urban Places (Routledge, 2015).
  • Rethinking Greenland and the Arctic in the Era of Climate Change (Routledge, 2016).
  • International Perspectives on Group Work & Space Time and Evaluation in Ideological Discourse (Routledge, 2016).
  • Merchants and Trade Networks in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, 1550-1800 (Routledge, 2016).

Full CV,  Publication Vitae, and references provided upon request.


::: Starstone Lit Services specializes in editing, proofreading, evaluation, and creative consultation for fiction, memoir, and narrative nonfiction / academic writers.

::: Consultation, editing, and proofing for publishers and business professionals: journal articles, academic manuscripts, blog and website copy. All  style guides honored.

::: Experienced, ethical editing and proofreading of MA & PhD theses and dissertations.

Personal Message

Why hire an editor or proofreader? Sometimes even the most gifted writers need a fresh pair of eyes, some pre-pub polish, or coaching to hone their writing chops.

I enjoy assisting authors writing in a broad range of fields and genres to creatively and critically examine their writing projects.


E-mail for available time slots.