My Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
Major: English Renaissance literature (emphasis on the drama)
Minors: Restoration/18th century drama, modern continental drama
M.A. Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Major: English
Minor: Psychology
Extensive study of history and comparative religion

Professional experience

Freelance manuscript editor, 2003–present. Editing manuscripts for published authors, would-be and wannabe authors, graduate students, and professionals in many fields. “Go-to” editor for two small on-demand publishers for several years. On-going editor for the American Holistic Health Association. Projects include fiction, nonfiction, and academic discourse, all on a wide variety of topics by diverse authors around the U.S. and in Europe, Africa, and Australia. Also screenplays and poetry. More than 250 manuscripts edited to date.

Freelance writer/editor and owner of I Can Write It For You (a consulting service), 1983–2003. Primary clients: small and mid-size businesses, corporate communications departments, and entrepreneurs. Projects: articles, proposals, user and procedures manuals, reports, collateral marketing literature, and other efforts.

Columnist, book reviewer, 1985–present. Prize-winning “final words” column for OC Metro and lengthier “special reports” for other business magazines. Articles, interviews, and book reviews on a wide variety of topics for business and metaphysical magazines and websites.

Presenter/Lecturer, colleges, universities, women’s conferences in southern California, 1984–present. Classes and workshops in long and short fiction, business writing, public speaking, and the creative process. Lecturer on creativity and metaphysical topics.

Technical Writer/Editor, 1976–present. Consultant and “captive” in five industries: aerospace, computers, construction, hazardous materials cleanup, manufacturing. Wrote, edited, and coordinated technical documentation from rough draft to camera-ready copy. Projects included manuals, multi-volume proposals, and technical and administrative reports. Researched and wrote publications department style and procedures guide. Held DOD Secret clearance.

Volunteer activities

AIDS Services Foundation of Orange County, California
Long Beach, California, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
North Alamitos Beach Association (community code enforcement association)

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