Services Offered

I sweat the small stuff for a living.



Project management

Do you have an annual directory, quarterly magazine, newsletter, book or continual database project that needs more time than you have? Delegate it! 


I've always worked on small editorial staffs, so efficiency and continual refinement of procedures have been of utmost importance for us to meet our deadlines. At Goldmine, I managed every aspect of the publication from its planning to correcting that last typo before it went out the door. I took article pitches from freelance writers, set up the editorial calendar, researched photos, copy edited stories, laid out pages, sent them to production, turned in pay sheets, uploaded stories to the Web and indexed the issues. Krause Publications' motto was "On time all the time," and that's what we achieved, every two weeks with Goldmine, once per month with Discoveries and every so often with Collectors' Guide to Music & Memorabilia, for a grand total one year of 40 deadlines in 52 weeks. I can manage your special project as well, with no hand-holding required. 


I also have graphic designers and photographers in my network, so I can handle everything on your project from plan to press. 


Copy editing & proofreading

Editing and proofing are what I love to do, every day of the week. I'm picky, thorough and persistent, and I'm on your side to get your project done right. 


I've worked on newspapers, nonfiction & fiction books, magazines, K-12 nonfiction, newsletters, directories, catalogs, booklets, pamphlets, mailers, Excel spreadsheets, Access databases, e-books and online text — if it's words on a page, I can help clean it up and make it sound its best. 


I regularly work in AP Style and with the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition. I work on both a PC and a Mac and can use Word, Open Office, Acrobat Pro, InDesign, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and more.


Fact-checking

Being picky has its uses. In fact-checking, especially for the K-12 text I've worked on,  it's paramount, from the facts to the source. One should always consider the source.


Photography

There is nothing like the rush of capturing that perfect shot, that unbridled emotion at a rock concert -- and it also makes me proud to have my work printed in magazines, newspapers, promotional materials, CDs and books. The photos I've done for books, though, haven't been the rock 'n' roll type. For several years I took photos to illustrate Viking Woodcrafts' painting books, and I'm available to shoot photos of your products for use in promotional materials or on your website. Drop me a line with your needs.


Photo research & book packaging

I still have my network of rock photographers that I called on every two weeks for Goldmine, so if you're putting together a book on a musician or band, I'm someone you definitely need to talk to. Not only could I edit it, but I could also find a designer for it, do photo research for it and deliver a laid-out project to you, for a worry-free project.