Interest

I enjoy racquetball, laughter yoga, and Basenjis

Custom

AUTHORSHIP

--  Nonfiction   

House Mates: A Guide to Cooperative Shared HousingThe Mindful Dog Owner: What Your Dog Is Teaching You About Living Enlightenment--  Fiction   

Deep Structure Alpha, Omega

Contributor,  “Finding the Right Editor: Positive, Not Punitive” in Writing Tips for Authors (Stefan Vucak)

AWARDS

Exceptional Mentor Award, University of Oregon Mentor Program

MEMBERSHIPS

Bay Area Editors Forum, NW Independent Editors Guild, Association of Women in Communications

Work History

Work History

Associate Producer

Walt Disney Internet Group

Wrote content for WDIG site, Family.com. Researched comparable sites, wrote member-to-member advice, created member profiles, and identified keywords. Made comparative reviews of search engines.

Aug 2006 - Present

Owner

Verbatim Editorial

My background spans the full spectrum of content development, editing, and publication management.I have edited 180+ books on topics from Neurolinguistic Programming to lean management, textbooks for higher-education publishers such as Prentice Hall, web documentation for including Microsoft and Disney Internet Group, e-books for CreateSpace/Amazon, and publications ranging from flyers to marketing surveys for global audiences.As the founder of Verbatim Editorial LLC, I provide quality editing services for aspiring authors and corporations.

Notable clients

Microsoft, CreateSpace/Amazon, Gartner, Inc., Disney Internet Group, Rosetta Stone, Thomson Delmar

Advanced

-Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition

-Grammar, spelling, punctuation, vocabulary, tone, and style appropriate for target audience

-    Correlation of text to graphics, illustrations, figures, footnotes, etc.

-    Electronic editing (Word, PowerPoint), Internet navigation

-    Refine content written by or for disparate audiences including ESL readers

-    Ensure that documents meet established standards, readability level, and best practices

Intermediate

-Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications (MSTP)

-Adobe Acrobat, Dropbox

Management

-Document and general project management, organizational skills

-Interpersonal communication skills

-Forecast and estimate project timelines accurately while evaluating unknown factors; manage several projects simultaneously; work alone and/or in collaboration with other editors, writers, and managers; direct the work of others; determine appropriate course of action in ambiguous situations

-Interview subject matter experts to develop and/or refine content

-Proactive, driven by innovation, continually improving processes, intellectually curious

Clients

AmazonSupply (Amazon subsidiary): Industrial product descriptions

CreateSpace (Amazon subsidiary): Nonfiction book manuscripts

BuzzBee Company: Microsoft reports, papers, presentations

oDesk: Books and articles

Market Strategies International: Market research reports

Directions on Microsoft: Newsletter articles

Ombrella: Microsoft collateral

BlueGlass Interactive: Articles, SEO compliance

Enago: STM content

Technology

Edited white papers, case studies, web content, resource guides, PowerPoint presentations, and other content. Edited textbooks including Autocad 2008 Exercise Manual, Computer Literacy Basics: Microsoft Office 2007 Companion, Information Technology in Theory, Patent Law for Paralegals, PC Troubleshooting Pocket Guide. Companies: BuzzBee Company, Directions on Microsoft, Market Strategies International, GEX Publishing Services/Thomson Delmar.

Humanities

Edited web content and 180+ books including How to Set and Raise Your Rates, Prime Time Makeover: How to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life, Separate and Connected: Human Boundaries and How They Work, The Communication Zone, The Drawing Breakthrough Book.

Feb 2010 - Jul 2010

Technical Editor

Microsoft Corporation

Edited documents including marcom, proposals, and white papers for Microsoft Consulting Services. Followed project-specific guidelines and MSTP, submitted bugs using Microsoft Connect.

Jul 2009 - Feb 2010

Community Peer

Rosetta Stone

Used TOTALe portal to learn a language (Greek).Used TOTALe portal to learn a language (Greek). Interacted with other learners in the online community, RosettaWorld. Interacted with other learners in the online community, RosettaWorld.

Mar 2008 - Mar 2009

Technical Editor

Microsoft Corporation

Edited protocol documentation that describes software architecture and functions. Documents were submitted to Dept. of Justice and European Union Technical Committees. Edited bugs filed against the content. Applied MS Standards Guide, MSTP, and MS-GLOS.

Aug 2005 - Mar 2006

Media Writer

Social Studies School Service

Evaluated educational books, DVDs, and other products for print and web. Wrote catalog descriptions according to house style. Edited proprietary books. Vendors included Prentice Hall, HBO, The History Channel, Adams Media, and INTELECOM.

Apr 2003 - Aug 2005

Technical Editor

Gartner, Inc.

Editorial direction of in-house and client-facing communications for Fortune 100 market research firm: proposals, questionnaires, screeners, interview guides, and scoping documents. Special projects included best practices documentation, case studies, marketing collateral, and web content. Managed updates of 50+ staff bios. Clients included Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, 3Com, IBM, Cisco, AMD, and Motorola.

Jan 2001 - Jul 2001

Editor/Proposal Coordinator

White Horse

Additional Tenure: Sept 02-April 03

Editorial direction of in-house and client-facing communications for web development firm: proposals, newsletters, staff biographies, press releases, and methodology documents. Developed in-house editorial process. Wrote monthly newsletter and case studies on completed projects. Wrote and edited web content. Proposal coordination included synthesizing contributions, editing/writing content, and finalizing documents for submission to clients including Microsoft, Cisco, Hitachi, and Intel.

Aug 1997 - Sep 1999

Editor/Project Manager

ICC-Oregon

Edited textbooks for publishers including McGraw Hill, Addison Wesley, Prentice Hall, Jossey Bass Publishing, and South-Western College Publishing. Subjects included organizational management, psychology, science, and business case studies. Project management included scheduling, author liaison, permissions, and CIP acquisition.

1988 - 1996

Senior Editor

Metamorphous Press

Complete editorial and production direction including writing, developmental editing, design, and coordination of projects between author, illustrator, and printer. Designed more than 40 trade-quality titles, catalogs, newsletters, and other collateral. Subjects included  applied psychology, NLP, education, business, communication, and health. Attended local and national publishing conferences.

Education

Education

Bachelor of Arts

University of Oregon

Certifications

Certifications

Certified Dog Trainer

Animal Behavior College

Certified TESOL Instructor

Oxford Seminars

Certified Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner

Designed Thinking

Certified Communications Professional

Assoc. of Women in Communications