Freelance Substantive Editor

  • Working with author's manuscript to create functional text for intended audience
  • Rewriting and making significant changes to text
  • Identifying and solving problems related to clarity and accuracy
  • Reorganizing, adding, and deleting information

Freelance Copyeditor

  • Checking for accuracy, consistency, and conformity to style/format
  • Resolving issues related to clarity and flow
  • Cross-checking text features (e.g., bibliography, tables)
  • Correcting spelling, grammar, mechanics, syntax, and word usage

Freelance Correlator

Correlating instructional/student materials to:

  • State/District standards (e.g., California)
  • Organizational standards (e.g., NCTM, Common Core State Standards, McREL)
  • Thematic standards (e.g., Bloom's Taxonomy)

Managing Editor

  • Soliciting articles from nationally known autism professionals
  • Editing authors' articles to present information that is accessible to parents and professionals
  • Creating a work flow for editorial staff (work with a staff of five individuals)
  • Taking manuscripts through production (design, layouts, proofing, final)


  • 2001–Present Freelance Substantive Editor/Content Editor/Copyeditor/Correlator
    Baseline, Benchmark Education, Carson-Dellosa, Chelsea House, Chicago Review Press, Creative Teaching Press, Didax, Discovery Education, eInstruction, ETA/Cuisenaire, Future Horizons, Gale, Hayes School Publishing, Kagan Publishing, Library Media Connection, Modern Publishing, Publishing Solutions Group, Quarasan, Stenhouse Publishers, Symmetry Creative Production, Teacher Created Resources
    , Tighe Publishing Services
  • 2011–2014 Managing Editor
    Autism Asperger's Digest (national magazine for professionals and parents of children with autism—see
  • 1999–2000 Fourth Grade Teacher, Middle School Language Arts Teacher
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1998–1999 In-House Editor
    The Education Center (The Mailbox), Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1995–1998 Third Grade Teacher
    Farmington, New Mexico

B.S., 1995, Brigham Young University; Graduate-level work, Reading Education, Arizona State University