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SPECIALTIES

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.

MUSIC

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.

CRAFTS

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

  • photography

  • board games, chess, crosswords

  • knitting, crafting, DIY

  • languages (advanced French, basic German, elementary Spanish)