Since completing my master’s degree, I have worked in the publishing field as a teacher, writer, and editor. I have worked in the publications departments of The Saint Louis Art Museum before moving on to establish publications departments at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center and the Autry Museum of Western Heritage. In 2000, I started a freelance editing and publications production business, Red Bird Publishing, Inc. I have written and edited many manuscripts for US federal agencies, trade and university presses, art and history museums, and private clients. Fields in which I have particular experience include art, art history, world and US history, psychology, sociology, linguistics, education, women’s studies, and Native American studies.
I believe that the keys to effective writing are well-written sentences and precise transitions. I am adept at working with authors from the development stage through publication. I am particularly well versed at helping authors clarify their writing. Finally, I am familiar with all the major style guides and documentation systems –- the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, the Chicago Manual of Style, the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, the CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, the Associated Press Stylebook, and several variations of Harvard style, including that used in Emerald’s publications.