I began my career writing for Copley Radio News Service, and then moved into advertising, marketing, public relations, and eventually into writing and editing non-fiction books. I have been a full-time author and editor for over 25 years. I frequently work as a substantive editor, revising and rewriting manuscripts for publishers, editors, and authors.

I have a B.A. in English and American Literature from the University of California, San Diego, and have taught courses in writing and substantive editing for the University of California, San Diego Extension. I helped found the San Diego Chapter of the Independent Writers of Southern California, and I am a member of the Author’s Guild, the Editorial Freelancers Association, and SD Pen (San Diego Professional Editors Network). I am currently living the good life in sunny Surprise, AZ. But I work with clients from all over the country.

Editing Services:

• Substantive Editing
• Line-editing
• Light copyediting
• Developmental editing
• Manuscript critiquing

Writing Services:

• Book proposals
• Collaborations
• Ghostwriting

Other Services

• Advertising/​PR collateral pieces
• Newsletters
• Audio newsletters
• Proposals

Other Works

  • Among Equals: A Memoir, The Rise of IBM's First Woman Corporate Vice President by Ruth Leach Amonette

  • How to Write Like an Executive