Editor/Writer/Writing Coach

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.

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.