Clients & Projects

A selection of my clients and their books, continuing education courses, magazines, articles, and other content I have edited and proofread are listed below. Selected book covers* are displayed in the slide show (you can mouse over the images to control the slide show.)

Several photography books I edited have received recognitions and awards, including a gold medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards. The covers of books that have received honors are provided within the list below.


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  • Composites Technology (370 articles)
  • High-Performance Composites (440 articles)
  • “Composites 2012: A Multitude of Markets” in SOURCEBOOK 2012
  • Automotive Composites: A Design and Manufacturing Guide (2nd ed.) by Mike Musselman, Ed.
  • Composites in Offshore Oil: A Design and Application Guide by Sara R. Black, Ed.
  • Aerospace Composites


  • UHMWPE Biomaterials Handbook: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene in Total Joint Replacement and Medical Devices (2nd ed.) by Steven M. Kurtz
  • Game Design Workshop: A Playcentric Approach to Creating Innovative Games (2nd ed.) by Tracy Fullerton
  • Digital Electronics and Design with VHDL by Volnei A. Pedroni
  • Computers as Components: Principles of Embedded Computing System Design (2nd ed.) by Wayne Wolf
  • Markov Processes for Stochastic Modeling by Oliver C. Ibe
  • MPLS: Next Steps by Bruce S. Davie and Adrian Farrel

Focal Press

  • Make the Cut: A Guide to Becoming a Successful Assistant Editor in Film and TV by Lori Jane Coleman and Diana Friedberg
  • Night Photography: Finding Your Way in the Dark by Lance Keimig (Named as one of the “Best Photography Books to Help You Become a Pro” by Design Your Way)Project FP_Night Photography Finding Your Way in the Dark
  • Unleashing the Power of Digital Signage: Content Strategies for the 5th Screen by Keith Kelsen
  • The Filmmaker’s Book of the Dead: How to Make Your Own Heart-Racing Horror Movie by Danny Draven
  • The Camera Assistant’s Manual (5th ed.) by David E. Elkins
  • Color Correction for Video: Using Desktop Tools to Perfect Your Image (2nd ed.) by Steve Hullfish and Jaime Fowler
  • Animating with Blender: How to Create Short Animations from Start to Finish by Roland Hess
  • Archival Storytelling: A Filmmaker’s Guide to Finding, Using, and Licensing Third-Party Visuals and Music by Sheila Curran Bernard and Kenn Rabin
  • The Cable and Telecommunications Professionals’ Reference: Volume 2, Transport Networks (3rd ed.) by Goff Hill, Ed.
  • Film Directing Fundamentals: See Your Film Before Shooting (3rd ed.) by Nicholas T. Proferes
  • Digital Storytelling: A Creator’s Guide to Interactive Entertainment (2nd ed.) by Carol Handler Miller

Greenleaf Book Group

Copyediting and Substantive Editing
  • Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less (3rd ed.) by Sam Carpenter
  • Teens Happen: A Parent’s Guide to Deciphering the Most Secretive of Creatures by Shea Rouda
  • Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits! 4 Keys to Unlock Your Business Potential by Greg Crabtree
  • The Maverick Experiment by Drew Berquist
  • Briefcase Essentials: Discover Your 12 Natural Talents for Achieving Success in a Male-Dominated Workplace by Susan T. Spencer

Independent Authors

Copyediting and Substantive Editing
  • A Mother’s Diary of Joy, Tragedy, and Reflection by Susan Clauson
  • By the Wayside by Nell Knobel

Jones & Bartlett Learning

Copyediting and Substantive Editing
  • The Case Manager’s Handbook (6th ed.) by Catherine M. Mullahy
  • Behavioral Epidemiology: Principles and Applications by Ray M. Merrill, Cara L. Frankenfeld, Nancy Freeborne, and Michael Mink
  • Leadership for Evidence-Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions by Sandra Davidson, Daniel Weberg, Tim Porter-O’Grady, and Kathy Malloch
  • Management and Leadership for Nurse Administrators (7th ed.) by Linda Roussel, James Harris, and Tricia Thomas
  • Nursing Ethics: Across the Curriculum and into Practice (4th ed.) by Janie Butts and Karen Rich
  • The Doctor of Nursing Practice: A Guidebook for Role Development and Professional Issues (3rd ed.) by Lisa Astalos Chism
  • Client Education: Theory and Practice (2nd ed.) by Mary A. Miller and Pamella Rae Stoeckel
  • Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Health Professionals: Advocacy and Action (2nd ed.) by Donna M. Nickitas, Donna J. Middaugh, and Nancy Aires
  • Critical Thinking TACTICS for Nurses: Achieving the IOM Competencies (3rd ed.) by M. Gaie Rubenfeld and Barbara Scheffer
  • Health Sciences Literature Review Made Easy: The Matrix Method (4th ed.) by Judith Garrard
  • Global Case Studies in Maternal and Child Health by Ruth C. White
  • Leadership in Nursing Practice: Changing the Landscape of Health Care by Tim Porter-O’Grady and Kathy Malloch
  • Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants (2nd ed.) by Catherine Watson Genna
  • Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN) Review Manual by Emergency Nurses Association
  • Securing and Excelling in a Pharmacy Residency by Michael A. Crouch, Ed.
  • Essentials of Biostatistics for Public Health (2nd ed.) by Lisa M. Sullivan
  • Pulmonary Function Testing: A Practical Approach (3rd ed.) by Jack Wanger
  • Patient Education: A Practical Approach (2nd ed.) by Richard D. Muma and Barbara Ann Lyons
  • National Incident Management System: Principles and Practice (2nd ed.) by Donald W. Walsh, Hank T. Christen Jr., Graydon C. Lord, and Geoffrey T. Miller
  • Evidence-Based Nursing: The Research-Practice Connection (2nd ed.) by Sarah Jo Brown
  • Physical Education, Exercise and Sport Science in a Changing Society (7th ed.) by William H. Freeman
  • Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology for Respiratory Care by Jahangir Moini
  • Pharmacy Education: What Matters in Learning and Teaching by Lynne M. Sylvia and Judith T. Barr
  • Essentials of Global Community Health by Jaime Gofin and Rosa Gofin

Jones and Bartlett Publishers

Copyediting and Substantive Editing
  • Understanding Environmental Health Study Guide: Student Edition by Nancy Irwin Maxwell
  • NCLEX High-Risk: The Disaster Prevention Manual for Nurses Determined to Pass the RN Licensing Examination by Marian C. Condon and Karen S. March
  • The American Courts: A Procedural Approach (instructor’s toolkit) by Jeffrey A. Jenkins
  • Fit to Be Well: Essential Concepts (extended health content) by Alton L. Thygerson and Steven M. Thygerson
  • Basic Steps in Planning Nursing Research: From Question to Proposal (7th ed.) by Marilyn J. Wood and Janet C. Ross-Kerr
  • Preparing for the Occupational Therapy National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting by Rosanne DiZazzo-Miller and Joseph M. Pellerito Jr.
  • Media and Criminal Justice: The CSI Effect by Dennis J. Stevens
  • Victimology: Theories and Applications by Ann Wolbert Burgess, Cheryl Regehr, and Albert R. Roberts
  • Essentials of Electric Motors and Controls by Charles M. Trout
  • Multicultural Health by Lois A. Ritter and Nancy A. Hoffman
  • The Doctor of Nursing Practice: A Guidebook for Role Development and Professional Issues by Lisa Astalos Chism
  • Essential Readings in Health Behavior: Theory and Practice by Mark C. Edberg
  • Fundamentals of Crime Mapping by Rebecca Paynich and Bryan Hill
  • The EKG Handbook by Theresa A. Middleton Brosche
  • Contemporary Issues in Lung Cancer (2nd ed.) by Marilyn L. Haas
  • Forensic Epidemiology: Integrating Public Health and Law Enforcement by Sana Loue
  • ALS Skills Review by American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and Jeff McDonald
  • Dietitian’s Pocket Guide to Nutrition by Nancie H. Herbold and Sari Edelstein
  • Communication for Nurses: Talking with Patients (2nd ed.) by Lisa Kennedy Sheldon
  • Contemporary Issues in Women’s Cancers by Suzanne Lockwood, Ed.
  • Health Care Marketing: Tools and Techniques (3rd ed.) by John L. Fortenberry Jr.
  • Essentials of Nursing Law and Ethics by Susan J. Westrick and Katherine Dempski
  • Community Health Education: Settings, Roles, and Skills (5th ed.) by Mark J. Minelli and Donald J. Breckon
  • Legal Essentials of Health Care Administration by George D. Pozgar
  • Clinical Delegation Skills: A Handbook for Professional Practice (4th ed.) by Ruth I. Hansten and Marilynn Jackson
  • Food and Nutrition at Risk in America: Food Insecurity, Biotechnology, Food Safety, and Bioterrorism by Sari Edelstein, Bonnie Gerald, Tamara Crutchley Bushell, and Craig Gundersen
  • Quick Reference to Wound Care (3rd ed.) by Pamela Brown
  • The Future of the Nursing Workforce in the United States: Data, Trends, and Implications by Peter I. Buerhaus, Douglas O. Staiger, and David I. Auerbach
  • Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses: Appraisal and Application of Research by Nola A. Schmidt and Janet M. Brown, Eds.
  • Managing the Respiratory Care Department by John W. Salyer
  • Therapeutic Interaction in Nursing (2nd ed.) by Christine L. Williams


  • Best Practices for Supporting Adjunct Faculty by Richard E. Lyons, Ed.
  • Beyond Tests and Quizzes: Creative Assessments in the College Classroom by Richard J. Mezeske and Barbara A. Mezeske, Eds.
  • Fostering Student Success in the Campus Community by Gary L. Kramer, Ed.
  • The Academic Chair’s Handbook (2nd ed.) by Daniel W. Wheeler, Alan T. Seagren, Linda Wysong Becker, Edward R. Kinley, Dara D. Mlinek, and Kenneth J. Robson
  • Hiring Right: Conducting Successful Searches in Higher Education by Sandra Hochel and Charmaine Wilson
  • Teaching the Large College Class: A Guidebook for Instructors with Multitudes by Frank Heppner

No Starch Press

  • The Book of Xen by Chris Takemura and Luke S. Crawford
  • LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT One-Kit Wonders: Ten Inventions to Spark Your Imagination by James Floyd Kelly and Matthias Paul Scholz
  • The Book of Wireless: A Painless Guide to Wi-Fi and Broadband Wireless (2nd ed.) by John Ross
  • Wicked Cool PHP: Real-World Scripts That Solve Difficult Problems by William Steinmetz with Brian Ward

Rocky Nook

Copyediting and Substantive Editing
  • The Sony a7 II: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide by Brian Matsumoto and Carol F. Roullard
  • The Nikon Autofocus System by Mike Hagen
  • Mastering the Fujifilm X100T and X100S by Peter Fauland
  • Mastering the Olympus OM-D E-M1 by Darrell Young
  • Creative Flash Photography by Tilo Gockel (A Best Photography Book of 2014)Project RN_Creative Flash Photography
  • Underwater Photography by Tobias Friedrich
  • Mastering the Nikon COOLPIX A by Darrell Young
  • Mastering the Nikon D7100 by Darrell Young
  • Learning to Photograph Vol. 1: Camera, Equipment, and Basic Photographic Techniques by Cora Banek and Georg Banek
  • The Art of iPhone Photography by Bob Weil and Nicki Fitz-Gerald
  • Learning to Photograph Vol. 2: Visual Concepts and Composition by Cora Banek and Georg Banek
  • Mastering the Nikon D600 by Darrell Young
  • The Minimalist Photographer by Steve Johnson (A Best Photography Book of 2013)Project RN_The Minimalist Photographer
  • The Handbook of Bird Photography by Markus Varesvuo, Jari Peltomäki, and Bence Máté
  • Digital Capture After Dark by Amanda Quintenz-Fiedler, Philipp Scholz Rittermann, Kevin McCollister, and Michael Penn
  • The Sony Alpha NEX-7: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide by Carol F. Roullard and Brian Matsumoto
  • Masterclass: Professional Studio Photography by Dennis Savini
  • Great Photos, Simple Cameras by Bernd Daub
  • Tabletop Photography by Cyrill Harnischmacher
  • Beyond Point-and-Shoot by Darrell Young
  • The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide by Brian Matsumoto and Carol F. Roullard
  • Mastering the Nikon D7000 by Darrell Young
  • Photography for Kids! A Fun Guide to Digital Photography by Sandra Abend and Michael Roland Ebert
  • Capture: Digital Photography Essentials by Glenn Rand, Chris Broughton, and Amanda Quintenz-Fiedler
  • Mastering Photoshop Layers by Juergen Gulbins

Society for Human Resource Management

  • “Managing Through Union Organizing Campaigns and Developing Individual Performance Goals”
  • “Q&As (HR Answers: California Law)”
  • “The Georges Hotel” (case study) by Myrna L. Gusdorf
  • “Assurance of Learning Assessment” (study materials)
  • “California Employment Law Digest”
  • “Thompson Technology: A Case Study in Controlling Labor Costs” by Myrna L. Gusdorf
  • “Benchmarking Human Capital Metrics” by John Dooney
  • “Designing and Managing Incentive Compensation Programs” by Gene R. Thornton
  • “Designing Global Compensation Systems” by Naomi Cossack
  • “Managing Adoption Assistance Benefits” by Teresa A. Daniel
  • “Designing and Administering Defined Contribution Retirement Plans” by Antoinette M. Pilzner
  • “Managing Employee Benefits in the Context of Domestic Partnerships” by Regan Ray
  • “Designing and Managing Educational Assistance Programs” by Gene R. Thornton
  • “Designing Executive Compensation Plans” by Naomi Cossack
  • “Designing and Managing Wellness Programs” by Wendy Bliss

Western Schools

Developmental Editing
  • Contemporary Practice in Hyperinflation and Secretion Clearance by Brian Parker
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Critical Incidents: Implications for Practitioners by David E. Swift
Substantive Editing
  • Infectious Diseases Related to Domestic and International Travel by Aimee D. Green
  • Arterial Blood Gases: A Systematic and Easy Approach for Interventional Radiologic Technologists by Alicia Culleiton, Yvonne Weideman, and Vicki Lemaster
  • Pulmonary Function Testing by Michael R. Carr, Helen Schaar Corning, and Lisa Conry
  • Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (2nd ed.) by Natalie Napolitano
  • The Revenge of the Microbes: The Conjugate Congress of Antibiotic Resistance by Traci Marin
  • Continuous Quality Improvement: Methods and Tools (2nd ed.) by Sandra Cegielski
  • Development and Implementation of the Respiratory Care Patient Education Program (2nd ed.) by Susan Jett Lawson and Sandra Cegielski
  • Assessment of the Pediatric Airway (2nd ed.) by Sandra Cegielski and Jamie Wood
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy (2nd ed.) by Kevin T. Martin and Traci Marin
  • Antibiotic Resistance and the Staphylococci (2nd ed.) by George A. Wistreich
  • Chest Trauma (2nd ed.) by Sandra Cegielski, Beth Eliot, and Kellianne McCaffrey
  • Weaning and Extubation by Abdullah Alismail
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias: Medical Overview and Rehabilitation Management by Julie D. Ries
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders in Occupational Therapy Practice by Patricia Schaber
  • Emergency Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Musculoskeletal Trauma by Michael Pallanti
  • Palliative Care and Hospice Care: Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist by Barbara Rubel and Amy Hasselkus
  • Neurocognitive Disorders in Aging: The Assessment and Management of Delirium Among Older Adults for Speech-Language Pathologists by Kathy Black and Renee Kinder
  • Maintaining Dental Implants (updated 1st ed.) by Gregori M. Kurtzman and Lee H. Silverstein
  • Anthrax: A Bioterrorist Weapon (2nd ed.) by George A. Wistreich, Revised by Traci Marin

Wizards of the Coast

  • The Herald: The Sundering, Book VI by Ed Greenwood
  • The Godborn: The Sundering, Book II by Paul S. Kemp
  • The Rose of Sarifal by Paulina Claiborne
  • Death Mark: The Dread of This Desolation by Robert J. Schwalb
  • Under the Crimson Sun by Keith R. A. DeCandido
  • Test of Metal by Matthew Stover
  • Taint of the Black Brigade by Paul Crilley
  • Venom’s Taste by Lisa Smedman
  • The Fall of Highwatch by Mark Sehestedt
  • Goblin Nation by Jean Rabe
  • The Fire Rose by Richard A. Knaak
  • Rani and the Wedding Ghost by Tea Emesse
  • Search for the Pegasus by Roger Moore
  • Realms of War by Philip Athans, Ed.
  • The Black Talon by Richard A. Knaak
  • Protecting Palanthas by Douglas W. Clark
  • The Rebellion by Jean Rabe
  • The Left Hand of Death by Parker DeWolf

*Note: Composites Technology and High-Performance Composites images courtesy CompositesWorld. Independent authors’ images courtesy the respective authors. Rocky Nook images courtesy Rocky Nook. All other images are used under the doctrine of fair use and are copyright of their respective owners.