As acquisition and developmental editor for a small press in Boston, MA, and throughout a career in academia and the arts, I’ve been helping writers make meaning for over twenty-five years. With an especially sympathetic ear for works in the social sciences, the humanities, and the arts, I am delighted to offer freelance editorial services to publishers and independent authors of creative and scholarly nonfiction in all forms and formats, from textbooks and trade publications to PhD dissertations and academic journal articles.


Partial Client List

University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA
Acad/Edit, Bloomfield Hills, MI
H&H Books, Sacramento, CA
Laura Shaw Design, Portland, OR

Partial Project List


William Sturkey, Hattiesburg: A City in Black and White (Harvard University Press, forthcoming). Developmental editing, copyediting

Sugata Ray, Climate Change and the Art of Devotion: Geoaesthetics in the Land of Krishna, 15501850 (University of Washington Press, forthcoming). Copyediting

James M. Hargett, Jade Mountains and Cinnabar Pools: The History of Travel Literature in Imperial China (University of Washington Press, forthcoming). Copyediting

Martha Beck, Diana Herself: An Allegory of Awakening (Cynosure Publications). Proofreading

Hank Shaw, Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail: Upland Birds and Small Game from Field to Feast (H&H Books). Developmental editing, copyediting

Hank Shaw, Buck, Buck, Moose: Recipes and Techniques for Cooking Deer, Elk, Antelope, and Other Antlered Things (Sacramento, CA: H&H Books). Developmental editing, copyediting

Andrew Ellis and Ken Boss, Fundamentals of Chinese Acupuncture (Paradigm Publications). Developmental editing, copyediting

James Tin Yao So, Treatment of Disease with Acupuncture (Paradigm Publications). Developmental editing, copyediting

Chun Han Zhu, Clinical Handbook of Prepared Chinese Medicines (Paradigm Publications). Developmental editing, copyediting

Paul Zmiewski and Richard Feit, Acumoxa Therapy (Paradigm Publications). Writing, developmental editing, and copyediting

Recent Journal Articles, Dissertations, and Theses

“Introducing Diagnostic Products to Low-Resource Settings: An End-to-End Perspective”

“Latino Outdoors: Using Storytelling and Social Media to Increase Diversity on Public Lands”

“An Online Chronology and Encyclopedia of the Arab Press, 1800-1922”

“Supporting Critical Thinking and Creativity in Search”

“Between Huhou and Identity: Spatiality, Belonging, and Citizenship in the Age of Migrations in Contemporary China”

“Testing of an Intervention for Improving Sibling Relationship Quality among Youth in Foster Care”

“Perpetual Inferiority: Whites’ Racial Ideology Toward Latinos”

“Women’s Early Experience of Sexual Abuse: Implications of Domestic-Violence Interventions in the Eastern Caribbean”

“Recreation Equity: Is the Forest Service Serving its Diverse Publics”

Shorter Projects and Collateral: Résumés, institutional catalogues and reports, strategic plans, web content, classical music program notes.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Nonprofit, Academic, and Arts Management

Acquisition and Developmental Editor, Paradigm Publications, Boston, MA
Dean of Performance Studies, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA
Vice President for Artistic Programs, Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, CA
Executive Producer / Technical Director, Ojai Music Festival, Ojai, CA
Executive Director, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Portland, OR
Manager of Orchestral Operations, Aspen Music Festival and School, Aspen, CO
Artistic Administrator, Kansas City Symphony, Kansas City, MO
Dean, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Portland, OR
President, New England School of Acupuncture, Watertown, MA


Professional Certificate in Editing, University of California Berkeley Extension
Master of Music, Yale School of Music
Bachelor of Arts, State University of New York at Buffalo


Northwest Independent Editors Guild
Editorial Freelancers Association
PEN Center USA