As an editor, I focus on nonfiction and memoir. My favorite topics are science, nature, travel, the arts, history, and sports (especially running).
Most of my editorial work has been in the fields of science and nature writing. I’m currently copyediting a scientific reference on the snakes of Arizona, with content editors Joe Mitchell and Andrew Holycross. I’m working with the University of New Mexico Press to publish George C. West’s field guide to plants of Arizona’s White Mountains in 2019. Two more books are also soon to be published: “Zion National Park Wildflowers” and “Birding Arizona,” by Charles Babbitt. And I worked with Eli Knapp to develop what became “The Delightful Horror of Family Birding: Sharing Nature With the Next Generation,” just published by Torrey House Press. Read my review.
Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about how to craft effective nature writing. Learn more here.
I became a sports editor in May 2018, when I took over as coordinating editor of the High Country Running column in the Arizona Daily Sun. It’s a weekly column that engages and nurtures the running community throughout northern Arizona. If you have an idea or a news tip, send me an email.
The previous coordinating editor, Myles Schrag, had a marvelous book idea, to celebrate the Flagstaff running community through the lens of our town’s unique relationship with the Imogene Pass Run. I’ve partnered with him to bring that project to fruition, with a publication date in August 2019.
I also specialize in the arts, especially the theatrical arts. I serve on the board of the Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival and have been the volunteer editor of its publications since 2016.
I love to read and write memoirs, especially travel memoirs. If you have one you’d like me to read, send it my way!
In fact, if you have a project of any type that you think might benefit from supportive editorial attention, please contact me.