I wrote my first book at the age of six. It was called Poisonous Snakes of America. My second book—also written in the first grade—was a book about subtraction. We had not studied that subject yet and all of my information was incorrect. I didn’t know about editors yet, but I knew I needed to learn some things before I did much more writing. I spent the next 40-plus years learning the crafts of writing and editing.
My interests are eclectic, ranging from academic research to poetry to fiction to grant writing to advertising. I have served as editor for several educational journals and have edited student papers from first attempts at writing short paragraphs to doctoral dissertations. Samples of other editing experience include children’s books, personal memoirs, coffee table books, newspaper articles, advertising, and academic papers.
I have considerable international experience and enjoy working with second language authors. My most recent academic position was as associate professor at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. One of my assignments there was teaching English teachers how to teach.