Editor/Writer/Writing Coach/Indexer

I have worn many hats in my career as a writer and editor: in technical and scientific fields, in journalism, in academic publishing, in fiction editing, and in coaching. I am happiest when I am writing, editing, or coaching writing.

In addition to my freelance editing, I am Editor of Via Lucis Press, part of a long-term project to document Romanesque and Gothic churches in France and Spain. Visit the Via Lucis blog to learn the latest news about the project.

I understand that writing can be an intimidating art. Writing well takes knowledge, practice, hard work, and honest critique. As an editor, I help writers hone their writing in any field, providing encouragement, concrete guidance, and knowledge garnered from a lifetime of experience.

With decades in the technical and science fields, I offer writing and editing in most fields, equally at home with computer technology as with science fields. I have experience in geophysics, geology, environmental science, medical research, life sciences, biology, construction engineering, and high-tech fields.

I also understand that there are people in the world who have a story to be told but who are unable to tell it themselves. As a ghostwriter, I help to bring to life their individual stories, articles, books. Whether it is fiction, memoir, nonfiction, or children's literature, I can make each individual’s voice resound in writing.

As an indexer, I understand the metatopics and the subtopics of books, and can create comprehensive and usable indexes for the most rigorous of clients. Indexing is an art, an art that is enhanced by skills and experience.

I have taught writing at the University of California, San Diego Extension program, and at The University of Phoenix, San Diego. Until moving to Brazil in 2012, I taught fiction writing workshops for UCSD Extension, and led an ongoing memoir writing workshop in San Diego. Currently living in Calgary, Canada, I run one-on-one fiction writing workshops and memoir-writing workshops with participants around the world.