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

Acad/Edit, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA
H&H Books, Sacramento, CA
University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, NM
University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA
University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Partial Project List

Recent Books

Charles R. Cobb, The Archaeology of Southeastern Native American Landscapes of the Colonial Era (University Press of Florida, 2019). Copyediting

Pika Gosh, Making Kantha, Making Home: Women at Work in Colonial Bengal (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, 2018). Copyediting

Sugata Ray, Climate Change and the Art of Devotion: Geoaesthetics in the Land of Krishna, 15501850 (University of Washington Press, 2019). Copyediting

Hank Shaw, Buck, Buck, Moose: Recipes and Techniques for Cooking Deer, Elk, Antelope, and Other Antlered Things ( H&H Books, 2016). Developmental editing, copyediting

Hank Shaw, Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail: Upland Birds and Small Game from Field to Feast (H&H Books, 2018). Developmental editing, copyediting

William Sturkey, Hattiesburg: A City in Black and White (Harvard University Press, 2019). Developmental editing, copyediting

Sarah E. Wagner, What Remains: Bringing America’s Missing Home from the Vietnam War (Harvard University Press, 2019). Developmental editing, copyediting

Lei Xue, Eulogy for Burying a Crane and the Art of Chinese Calligraphy (Universtiy of Washington Press, 2019). 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”

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