What are the mechanics involved in transferring your document from you to us? The easiest way is to copy and then paste your document into your e-mail message, although sometimes we can lose formatting this way. We then copy/paste it back to you. For longer and more complex documents, we can work with various formats.
A couple of options are available. Preferred: we can edit using the full version of Adobe Acrobat (a clean, tidy system), but to make this process work smoothly, you need the full-version Acrobat (not just Acrobat Reader) software on your end as well. We can also edit in Microsoft Word, flagging comments in red. Our Mac will convert pretty much anything except Microsoft Publisher. We work "native" in Microsoft Office 2001, Pagemaker 6.5 and 7.0 and Adobe InDesign CS2. For sources, we generally reference Webster's Dictionary, Chicago Manual of Style and Associated Press Style Guidewhichever is appropriate for the job. As for payment, we'll work on small jobs on the honor system. Let's talk!
2002 to 2004: Editor, The Gaslight, a tabloid-format paper distributed to the cities of Folsom, El Dorado Hills and Granite Bay in California. Emphasis is promotion of historic Folsom and local history. Circulation 44,000. Here's a copy in .pdf format. You can download it and view it with a free software program, Adobe Acrobat Reader.
1995 to present: editor and production coordinator on 40-page booklet, Understanding Rage, a self-help book for men about domestic violence. The booklet has gone through three printings.
Late 1994 to earty 1995: Technical Editor, Versar Inc. Edited environmental impact reports and other publications produced by this environmental engineering firm.
1994: Preliminary edit (with several other editors) of Surfing the Himalayas, a national bestseller distributed by Warner Books.
1993-1995: edited a variety of publications for MarketVision, a marketing research firm specializing in multimedia trends. In several instances did light edits on 600-page manuscripts in a matter of days, working by modem and fax).
1993: Editor, Sacramento Region Today/1993-1994. This 68-page, four-color glossy annual relocation guide with a print run of 20,000 was co-sponsored by the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and the Sacramento Association of Realtors. Assigned stories to freelance writers, did all editing/rewriting; did most of the photography and oversaw production.
1988-1992: Editor, Parents' Monthly for El Dorado County: Did all editing, production, advertising design and black and white photography for this bimonthly tabloid-sized paper with a free circulation of approximately 14,000.
1989-1991: Editor,The Gaslight: Monthly and bimonthly paper produced for the Sutter Street Merchants' Association in historic Folsom. Emphasis of the paper was historical research.
1982-1984: Editor, Sacramento magaizne. Supervised editorial staff for this glossy city magazine, helped train college interns in magazine writing and photography, developed budgets, guided editorial balance.
1981-1982: Managing Editor, Sacramento magazine. Helped determine editorial content, supervised other editorial employees and interns, coordinated editorial efforts with production staff, assigned articles to staff and to freelance writers, wrote occasional features, edited nearly all editorial material, helped develop promotional strategies and did most staff photography, including color photo features.
1977-1979: Associate Editor, Alaska Northwest Publishing Company. Initial job duties included writing Alaska magazine news departments, Gradually was promoted to screening and editing of feature articles and photography. Also assisted with The Alaska Journal (an arts and history quarterly), writing profiles and putting together photo layouts from the state's top black and white photographers. Helped write an annual travel guide to the North,The Milepost.
1974-1976: Editor, Alaska Travel Publications Inc. Part-time work for this small, Anchorage-based company included research, writing, editing, production, distribution and black and white photography for several regional guidebooks. Publishing office served as liaison for National Geographic Society.