Certain kinds of editing require special expertise or knowledge. Three types of technical editing I perform regularly are for music, board games, and crafts. For more information about some of the specific titles I've worked on, visit my Portfolio.
I have an advanced degree in music and years of professional performance experience. With this expertise, I have edited both printed music and high-level texts about music history, theory, and pedagogy for international publishers.
GAMES and PUZZLES
An avid strategy gamer, I've seen the best and worst of complicated board game rules. I know both the mindset of a gamer and the jargon that player expects, and I've worked on a number of popular international titles, often in cahoots with my excellent colleague in game editing, Joshua Yearsley.
I'm a self-taught knitter, and I've dabbled in sewing and all manner of crafty pursuits. Over the years I've developed a wide range of DIY and maker knowledge, so it's always a delight when I get to work on a craft title.
OTHER SKILLS AND INTERESTS
When it comes to certain editorial projects, a passion for or interest in the subject is often an asset, and a particular editor may be a good fit for a particular editing project because of pre-existing skills or knowledge. In that spirit, I've chosen to list some of my personal hobbies and interests here. While an existing acquaintance with a subject is not necessarily a prerequisite for editing, you may find that a specialty we have in common puts me in a unique position to help with your project.
HOBBIES, INTERESTS, AND OTHER SPECIAL SKILLS
cooking, baking, fine food
yoga, fitness, health
board games, chess, crosswords
knitting, crafting, DIY
languages (advanced French, basic German, elementary Spanish)