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Academic Degrees

English, Creative Writing, Playwriting
Mesoamerican archaeology

Academic Career

University of Rhode Island -- Master of Arts in English; concentrations in creative writing and playwriting; member of several honor societies, including Phi Beta Kappa and Golden Key

University of Rhode Island -- Bachelor of Arts in English and Anthropology; concentrations in English literature, creative writing, and Mesoamerican archaeology

Continuing education faculty -- Berkshire Community College (Pittsfield, MA); writing

I currently teach classes in a variety of writing, blogging, editing, and marketing topics at venues such as Berkshire Community College (Pittsfield, MA), the Arts Center of the Capital Region (Troy, NY), the Hudson River Exchange (Hudson, NY), and the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce (Pittsfield, MA). I'm also a featured speaker at conferences in major markets including New York City, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Milwaukee. Visit for a full list of teaching and speaking engagements. 


Proofreading/Editing Experience and Qualifications

I have 20 years' experience in all levels of editing -- developmental, copyediting, and proofreading -- for both nonfiction and fiction titles. I specialize in creating style sheets/guides for new clients, based on CMS or APA, as well as in helping authors who are not full-time or professional writers take their ideas from concept to print.

My clients have included major houses such as Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, and Workman, as well as niche publishers such as Inner Traditions International, Appalachian Mountain Club, and Chelsea Green. I have also worked with a variety of independent authors, including academics.

Prior to becoming an independent writer, editor, and consultant, I held several on-staff positions with publishers: senior editor of Sante magazine, project editor for Storey Publishing, and proofreader for Newkirk Products and the Monthly Digest of Tax Articles.



Developmental/substantive editing



Personal Message

I enjoy working writers of all level of expertise, and I specialize in guiding new or part-time writers through the publishing process, from outline to final manuscript and book proposal. I have more expertise with humanities subjects, but also enjoy scientific and business topics.


I typically book projects up to 2 months out, but scheduling changes do happen. I invite you to contact me with some details about your project, and I'll get back to you regarding availability within a day.