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. I am delighted to offer freelance editorial services to publishers and independent authors of creative and scholarly nonfiction in all genres, from textbooks and cookbooks to PhD dissertations, academic journal articles, and classical music program notes, with an especially sympathetic ear for works in the humanities, social sciences, the arts, mythopoetics, progressive social change, and contemplative practices.


Partial Client List

Acad/Edit, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Cynosure Publications, Arroyo Grande, CA
H&H Books, Sacramento, CA

Laura Shaw Design, Portland, OR

Partial Project List


Beck, Martha. Diana Herself: An Allegory of Awakening. Arroyo Grande, CA: Cynosure Publications.

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

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

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

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

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

Zmiewski, Paul and Richard Feit. Acumoxa Therapy. Brookline, MA: 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”

Womens 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