As an editor, I focus on creative nonfiction. My favorite topics are science, nature, travel, memoir, the arts, history, and sports (especially running).
Most of my editorial work has been in the fields of science and nature writing. I copyedited the gold standard scientific reference on Arizona’s snakes, with content editors Andrew Holycross and the late Joe Mitchell. Snakes of Arizona is now available from ECO. I’ve edited two field guides: George C. West’s Guide to the Plants of Arizona’s White Mountains (published in 2019 by the University of New Mexico Press) and Zion National Park Wildflowers (published in 2018 by the Zion National Park Forever Project). I also worked with Charles Babbitt on Birding Arizona: What to Know, Where to Go, and with Eli Knapp on his book of essays, The Delightful Horror of Family Birding: Sharing Nature With the Next Generation. Read my review.
Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about how to craft effective nature writing. Learn more here.
Thanks to my love for trail running, I became a sports editor in May 2018, when I took over as coordinating editor of the High Country Running column in the Arizona Daily Sun. It’s a weekly column that engages and nurtures the running community throughout northern Arizona. If you have an idea or a news tip, send me an email.
The previous coordinating editor, Myles Schrag, had a marvelous book idea, to celebrate the Flagstaff running community through the lens of our town’s unique relationship with the Imogene Pass Run. I partnered with him to bring that project to fruition. To Imogene, a Flagstaff Love Letter was published by the company we founded, Soulstice Publishing, in September 2019.
I also specialize in the arts, especially the theatrical arts. I served on the board of the Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival for six years and was the volunteer editor of its marketing materials for three years.
I love to read and write memoirs, especially travel memoirs. If you have one you’d like me to read, send it my way!
In fact, if you have a project of any type that you think might benefit from supportive editorial attention, please contact me.