Editing

I do developmental and copy editing for nonfiction work including:

    • books
    • articles
    • proposals
    • web content
    • professional communications

Need a quote? Please email me a description of the project and your deadline.

Experience

Publishing Manager
The Tico Times
2015 – 2016

  • Developed and edited books related to Costa Rican culture, including Love in Translation and The Green Season.
  • Served as a backup news editor, fielding stories filed by reporters and monitoring wire services for stories relevant to our audience.

Editor & Project Manager
Zona Tropical Press
2012 – 2015

  • Developed natural history titles from beginning to end, often in collaboration with partners Cornell University Press and Princeton University Press.
  • Helped plan the structure and features of each book, including visual elements.
  • Edited and fact-checked manuscripts; contributed writing as needed.
  • Managed international teams of authors, illustrators, science editors, cartographers, designers and printers to bring projects to completion on time and within budget.
  • My work spanned field guides, photography books and children’s books.
  • Primary projects include: Birds of Botswana; The Birds of Costa Rica, 2nd edition; Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Northern Central America.