I offer editorial support for authors, including academics and professionals at all stages of their careers. More>
I offer copyediting for books and other material, usually for presses. More>
Substantive Editing | Design | Layout | Project Management
The largest portion of my work on this project was editing the text. Along with making some smaller scale edits, I significantly re-shaped and re-arranged some sections. I also designed the book, did the layout, and shepherded the project through the printing process.
The author of this book, Greg Kramer, wrote a sweet and very specific Acknowledgment—singular, not plural—about my editorial contributions to this project. More>
Content Strategy | Developmental Editing | Writing
Gregory Kramer and Florence Meleo-Meyer were invited to contribute a chapter to Mindfulness and the Therapeutic Relationship, ed. Steven Hick and Thomas Bien (Guilford Press, 2008). I was brought in as a writer to help present the programs developed by Kramer and Meleo-Meyer; they graciously invited me to appear as a co-author. More>
2005 & 2006
Developmental Editing | Copy Editing
I worked with Gregory Kramer on his first book Insight Dialogue (Shambhala, 2007). This book had begun several years before as a booklet for meditation students, its successive revisions privately printed in small numbers. Then it grew to a book manuscript of more than 100,000 words. My work was to tighten and clarify structure, to reduce the word count to around 80,000 words, and to work at the sentence and paragraph levels for greater clarity and grace.
Research | Writing
I wrote questions testing critical/analytical reasoning skills for the Graduate Records Exam (GRE) and/or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). More>
Research | Writing
The Gospel According to Philip: The Sources and Coherence of an Early Christian Collection is a revision of my PhD dissertation examining a Coptic Gnostic document found at Nag Hammadi in Egypt. That document is not a gospel in any known sense of the word—but, what is it? More>
At the University of Notre Dame, I taught and coached the craft of writing in two small group seminar courses. The Freshman Writing Course and the Arts and Letters Core Course both existed, in part, to nurture writing and related communication skills across a broad range of subject matter in the humanities. I taught two semester-long sections of Freshman Writing and five year-long sections of the Arts and Letters Core Course.
More recently I taught World Literature and Western Humanities at Wilbur Wright College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago. Both courses identify improvement in written and oral communications skills as a primary learning outcome.
(At Notre Dame I also taught fifteen much larger sections of a survey course covering the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and early Christian history.)