Work History

Work History
1992 - Present

Scholarly Author and Editor

Books for University Presses of Cambridge, Oxford, Yale, and others; numerous scholarly journal articles and reviews. Editions in progress for Routledge, Pendragon Press. Journal Editorial Board and society committee service. General Editor of two musicology series for Pendragon.

Interdisciplinary research, applying concepts and methods from the sociology of culture and of technology to music history, with a particular focus on musical performance, instruments, and taste.

2007 - 2010

Director of Operations

Pendragon Press

Designed, documented, staffed, and implemented routines for office and warehouse operations, data sharing, project management, financial controls and reporting, and editorial workflow, leading to efficiencies that

• Increased working capital from operations by 150% within one year• Raised productivity by 300% over 3 years

• Grew net profit at a steady annual rate of 40%

1989 - 2009

Editor

Traverso (ISSN 1041-7494)

Founded and edited international quarterly newsletter for researchers, players, collectors, and makers of historical woodwind instruments. Electronic distribution since 2000; published 10-year compilations in 1999 and 2009, as well as a series of subject-related volumes.

1984 - 2009

President and Chief Financial Officer

Folkers Flute Co Ltd

Co-founded and managed company to research, manufacture, and sell specialized high-end musical instruments through direct retail, trade shows, websites, and distributors; achieved strong international reputation; produced and sold 1000 units with a gross value of $3 million.

Education

Education

MA

Cambridge University

PhD

Cambridge University

Research in organology and the history, historiography, and sociology of music.

Jul 2010 - Jul 2010

Yale Publishing Course

Faculty included Robert E. Baensch, Joseph Galarneau, Bruce Judson, Martin Levin, Carolyn Pittis, Dominique Raccah, Paul Saffo, and Tom Turvey.

Summary

A humanities and social science editor with a successful record in the business of making and selling books, and energized by opportunities for new business models to grow the industry. Well-connected in interdisciplinary studies; skilled in financial and data analysis, project management, database and graphic/web design, contracting, and communications.

Objective

Looking to contribute experience gained in a position of broad responsibility at a small academic press to an scholarly or university press publishing team open to the opportunities of change and innovation.

Skills

Skills

Languages

French, German, Dutch; Visual Basic, HTML/CSS, Javascript, Perl/CGI, PHP

Book Databases

Bowkerlink, Publisher Alley (Baker & Taylor), Library of Congress Copyright, Vendor Central (Amazon.com), Alibris, Google Books, MySQL (custom)

Software

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook); QuickBooks; Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver; Sony Sound Forge; Windows XP, Mac OSX.