Writer's Digest Univeristy online courses titled "Copyediting Certification Course," "Introduction to Copyediting,"
and "Professional Copyediting." (I wrote and developed the two latter courses in their entirety.) Also offer Self-Editing
Study and other writing courses independently.
Freelance Editor 1994-present
Provide copyediting and content editing services to book publishers and individual
authors. Edit copy for grammar, spelling, mechanics, voice, and consistency according to publisher's style and Chicago
Manual of Style. Check content for accuracy and read for logic. Provide suggestions
for rewrites. Query editor and author where appropriate. Clients include Better Homes and Gardens Books, Ten Speed Press,
F+W Publications (Writer's Digest Books, North Light Books, and Krause Publications), Lark Books, and more.
Freelance Writer 1994-present
Write articles for national and local magazines and newspapers
such as Better Homes and Gardens SIP (Kitchen & Bath Ideas, Remodel), Woman's Day Kitchen & Baths, House Calls magazine,
Lowcountry Living, The Post and Courier, and others. Ghostwrite nonfiction titles.
Editor/Writer (part-time) The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC 1997-2001
Wrote features articles. Came up with story topics and themes
for supplements. Provided photography.
Creative Homeowner Press, Upper Saddle River, NJ 1990-1993
Responsible for editing books from manuscript to finished product. Edited line by line, checked facts, wrote copy,
obtained photography, collaborated on layout, proofread.
Copy Editor The Ridgewood News, Ridgewood, NJ 1989-1990
Wrote feature articles and photographed community events.
Prepared copy and created layout for inside pages of local biweekly newspapers. Produced special sections.
Editorial Assistant New American Library, New York,
Assisted executive editor.
Evaluated manuscripts, wrote reader reports, produced editorial bulletins, maintained and organized busy office.
Emerson College 1988
in graduate-level writing and publishing program.
Skidmore College 1988
Earned a BA in English
with a concentration in writing.
Member of Mensa since 2000
Member of South Carolina Writers Workshop since 2004
Winner of South Carolina Fiction Project contest 2004 and 2008
Winner of the Carrie McCray Literary Competition (nonfiction
category) 2007 and 2009
Winner of the Carrie McCray Literary Competition (novel-1st chapter category) 2011
Winner of the Carrie McCray Literary Competition (poetry category) 2011
Nominated for a Pushcart Prize 2008