I have a varied and eclectic background. I have been a full-time editor since 2003. Have worked on all kinds of writing projects, mostly academic, altho plenty of fiction as well. I bring many skills to the table.
Great editors are great readers. Writers too in fact. I have been a voracious reader for many years, and know the world's literature very well. Have worked on dissertations in pretty much every field. I especially love genre literature, mysteries, science fiction and fantasy, westerns, adventure tales, you name it.
To get an idea of my tastes and background, see this page
for photos of some of my favorite writers and this one
for some women writers.
Word Processing Specialist
I have worked with all versions of Word for both Mac and Windows since the first versions, back in the early 80s, and know all its quirks and foibles. I especially have extensive experience with very large files, those with hundreds of footnotes or dozens of graphics or tables.
Computer Programmer and Web Designer
I have been a web designer and coder, working on dozens of sites during the late 1990s and early 2000s. I taught web design for the Eugene, Oregon Freenet during the late 1990s. I don't code anymore, but ebooks are basically stripped-down web sites, using HTML, and can advise and assist where needed. I designed and coded this site.
Ebooks and Self-Publishing
I was one of the first ebook developers in the world, back in the early 1990s. In 1996, I won a rave five-star award from MacUser for my ebook program for the Mac. I have prepared many ebooks and print-on-demand books, and am very familiar with the various issues and what's involved.