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About me


Library of Celsus, Ephesus,Turkey

With a master's degree in marine sciences and thirty years' experience in publishing and communications, I offer authors the unique combination of deep editorial knowledge and enthusiasm for a wide range of subjects.

I have copyedited more than 250 books, including titles in science, history, business, and education, and numerous memoirs and novels (see a sample of my projects).  On dozens of medical and environmental reports, I have also "done my magic," as one client calls it (see some endorsements). I take special pride in helping investigators present their findings with clarity and within regulatory guidelines. I have also written catalog copy for a national scientific supply company, describing various safety instruments and promoting the firm's new chemical-reordering system.

Away from work, I enjoy cooking, traveling, languages, and recreational soccer. I hold my team's record for the longest goal-free streak in a year.


The name Steel Pencil Editorial echoes my hometown of Pittsburgh, the Steel City. Like steel girders, strong writing and editing lay the foundation of great communication.

View from rooftop of Mattress Factory, PIttsburgh

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