Projects & Clients

My current projects include editing a very poetic guide to the teachings of Swami Kripalu, editing a highly pragmatic guide for therapists wanting to start their own private practice, editing revisions to the Texas high school English curriculum, reviewing a riveting work of historical fiction (reader report), and writing and editing poems and historical fiction.

Projects I’ve completed recently include:

towards humane prisons cover   2017 bruner cover    UNODC anti-corruption cover   macat madwoman cover

For the International Committee of the Red Cross, Detention Division: Serving as co-managing editor and copy editor of Towards Humane Prisons: A Principled and Participatory Approach to Prison Planning and Design (2018).

For the Bruner Foundation: Editor, Investing in Urban Infrastructure: The 2017 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (Bruner Foundation, 2018) and Challenging Conventions: The 2015 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (2016)

For Macat International: A variety of research, writing, and editing projects, including a report on applying Macat’s critical thinking grid to the US core curriculum, developing critical thinking tests for various age groups, editing summaries and analyses of classic texts, and developing critical thinking lesson plans for English teachers abroad.

For the United Nations: Editing the Handbook on Anti-Corruption Measures in Prisons for the Office on Drugs and Crime (November 2017).

For Bruner/Cott Architects: Copy editing of various texts, including a major architectural programming and capacity study and new website text, and rewriting team bios for new website.

And some things from longer ago:

Texts I’ve edited:

  • Valley of the Steeples, a memoir by Brian Hennessy, 2008 (copy editor).
  • Mystic Pop magazine, 2006 (copy editor).
  • Placemaking for Change: 2001 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, 2001 (copy editor).

Books I’ve written on reading, writing, and critical thinking:

  • Grammar Source: The Smarter Way to Learn Grammar. NY: Kaplan, 2005.
  • 501 Writing Prompts. Co-author. NY: LearningExpress, 2003.
  • 8th Grade Reading Comprehension NY: LearningExpress, 2001.
  • Write Better Essays in Just 20 Minutes a Day. NY: LearningExpress, 2000.
  • Reading Success. NY: LearningExpress, 2000. (Designed for ESL audience.)
  • Critical Thinking and Logic Skills for College Students. NY: Prentice Hall, 1999.
  • Reasoning Skills Success in 20 Minutes a Day. NY: LearningExpress, 1998.
  • Reading Skills for College Students. NY: Prentice Hall, 1998.
  • Improve Your Writing for Work. NY: LearningExpress, 1997. 2nd edition, 2000.
  • Read Better, Remember More. NY: LearningExpress, 1997. 2nd edition, 2000.
  • Reading Comprehension Success in 20 Minutes a Day. NY: LearningExpress, 1996. 2nd edition, 1998.
  • REA’s Pre-GED: Literature and the Arts. Piscataway, NJ: Research & Education Association, 1996.

Test-preparation guides I’ve written:

  • GMAT Success. Co-author. NY: LearningExpress, fall 2003.
  • GED Success. Co-author. NY: LearningExpress, summer 2003.
  • ACT Exam Success. Co-author. NY: LearningExpress, 2003.
  • 501 Writing Prompts. Co-author. NY: LearningExpress, 2003.
  • TOEFL Exam Success. Co-author.NY: LearningExpress, 2002.
  • Early Childhood Education Career Starter. NY: LearningExpress, 2002.
  • A Parent’s Guide to the 8th NY: LearningExpress, 2001.
  • 8th Grade Reading Comprehension NY: LearningExpress, 2001.
  • Write Better Essays in Just 20 Minutes a Day. NY: LearningExpress, 2000.
  • Reading Success. NY: LearningExpress, 2000. (Designed for ESL audience.)
  • Problem Solving at Work. Co-author. NY: LearningExpress, 2000 .
  • Critical Thinking and Logic Skills for College Students. NY: Prentice Hall, 1999.
  • Reasoning Skills Success in 20 Minutes a Day. NY: LearningExpress, 1998.

Other books and things I’ve written:

  • Early Childhood Education Career Starter. NY: LearningExpress, 2002.
  • A Parent’s Guide to the 8th NY: LearningExpress, 2001.
  • Problem Solving at Work. NY: LearningExpress, 2000.
  • Dozens of white papers for IBM, 1996-1997.