Here are listed major clients engaged in the last 10 years or so, along with representative projects for each. A red-colored book title in the right-hand column is a link to more information about the book and my role in its editing. Clients engaged as independent authors are listed at the bottom of the page.


Sierra Streams Institute

Sierra Streams Institute is a watershed monitoring, research, and restoration group based in Nevada City, California, in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Its mission is to promote community stewardship and scientific knowledge of watersheds through monitoring, research, restoration, and education.

  • Designed and built a new website for Sierra Streams. This included site design and architecture, HTML coding, modification of existing content, writing of new content, creation of graphics, etc.
  • In charge of ongoing website maintenance and updating.

University of Chicago Press

The University of Chicago Press is one of the world's premier publishers of scholarly books, journals, and reference materials.

  • Developmentally edited Learning to See the Animals Again by John Gluck (2015).

Autry National Center

The Autry National Center is a multicultural history center formed from the merger of three important museums: the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, the Museum of the American West, and the Women of the West Museum. It includes The Institute for the Study of the American West.

UC Press

"The University of California Press, one of the most distinguished university presses in the United States, enriches lives around the world by advancing scholarship in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences."

Dr. Stephen Gliessman and
Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems

"The Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems is a research, education, and public service program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, dedicated to increasing ecological sustainability and social justice in the food and agriculture system."

  • Edited a collection of articles written by researchers from around the world and published as Conversion to Sustainable Agriculture: Principles, Processes, and Practices (2007-9; published 2009).
  • Edited, revised, and co-wrote new material for the second edition of Dr. Gliessman's Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems (2005-2006; published 2006 by CRC Press).
  • Edited the second edition of Dr. Gliessman's Field and Laboratory Investigations in Agroecology (2005-2006; published 2006 by CRC Press).
  • Edited a collection of conference papers published as Agroecosystem Sustainability: Developing Practical Strategies (1999; published 2000).
  • Edited, project-managed, and co-wrote Dr. Gliessman's pioner textbook Agroecology: Ecological Processes in Sustainable Agriculture and the accompanying lab manual (1995-96; published 1997).

Pearson Eduction

"Educating 100 million people worldwide, Pearson Education is the global leader in educational publishing, providing scientifically research-based print and digital programs to help students learn at their own pace, in their own way."

  • Wrote User's Guides for the Prentice Hall Technology Applications program (Sept 2004-Dec 2004).
  • Wrote User's Guides and online Help for Scott Foresman's Reading Success Tracker program (Sept 2004-Dec 2004).
  • Wrote online Help and User Guides for the Math Online Intervention program (Nov 2003-Apr 2004).

Consulting Psychologists Press

"Since its founding in 1956, CPP, Inc. (formerly Consulting Psychologists Press) has been a leading publisher and provider of innovative products and services for professionals focused on meeting individual and organizational development needs.... Among CPP's world-renowned brands are the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® instrument, Strong Interest Inventory® instrument, and California Psychological Inventory™ instrument."

  • Developed programming spec and edited output content for the Spectrum CPI 260™ Score Summary Report (2001).
  • Developed programming spec and edited output content for the CPI Police and Public Safety Selection Report (2000).
  • Edited The Insightful Entrepreneur: Using the Strong and MBTIš to Meet the Challenges of Self-Employment (1998-99).
  • Edited the Career Beliefs Inventory: Applications and Technical Guide (1998).
  • Edited Reinventing Yourself: Life Planning After Fifty Using the Strong and MBTI (1997).
  • Edited the computer-generated FIRO-B and MBTI Combined Leadership Report (1997).

New World Library

New World Library "publishes books and audios that inspire and challenge us to improve the quality of our lives and our world. The ultimate goal of the company is a sweeping one: personal and planetary transformation--awakening both individual consciousness and global social potential by publishing inspirational and practical materials in spirituality, personal growth, and other related areas."


"Housed within the walls of San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts, The Exploratorium is a collage of hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits. The Exploratorium is a leader in the movement to promote museums as informal education centers."

  • Edited activities for Square Wheels and Other Easy-to-Build, Hands-on Science Activities (2001; published 2002).
  • Edited Human Body Explorations: Hands-on Investigations of What Makes Us Tick (1999; published 2000).
  • Wrote "Sex and the Single Microbe" for the museum's magazine Exploring (1997).
  • Wrote "Worlds Apart," an article on the biological significance of size, for Exploring (1995).
  • Wrote exhibit guides for an environmental arts pathway at the museum (1994).

Social Policy Research Associates

Social Policy Research Associates (SPR) "is a nationally recognized research, evaluation, and technical assistance firm located in Oakland, California. We specialize in providing rigorous and responsive services related to employment assistance, job training, education, youth programs, and comprehensive social services."

  • Engaged as part-time employee in the role of staff editor (2009-present).
  • Edited site profiles for a Website highlighting promising practices in the area of welfare and workforce development partnerships (1998-99).
  • Designed and facilitated writing training workshops for SPR staff (1997, 1998).
  • Edited a report evaluating the One-Stop Career System (1997).
  • Edited a series of reports evaluating responses to federal defense budget cutbacks (1997). | View an example
  • Wrote in-house editorial style guide (1997).
  • Wrote a user's manual for report-generating software used in association with US Department of Labor programs (1996).
  • Developed and facilitated a workshop for SPR staff on giving effective feedback on peers' writing (2003).
  • Engaged as part-time employee for editing reports (2009-)

California Native Plant Society

"The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is a statewide non-profit organization of amateurs and professionals with a common interest in California's native plants. The Society...seeks to increase understanding of California's native flora and to preserve this rich resource for future generations."

Apple, Inc.

Apple "has been in the classroom empowering teachers and students to teach, learn, and collaborate for 30 years. Students now learn anywhere with today's digital tools that accommodate their individual learning styles."

  • Wrote software-based curriculum for Apple Learning Series kits: grades 3-6 curriculum (1999-2000), Secondary Math and Science (1999-2000), and Secondary Language Arts and Social Studies (2000-2001).
  • Evaluated suitability of software for inclusion in the Apple Learning Series kits (2000).


HP (formerly Hewlett-Packard) "is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, global services, business and home computing, and imaging & printing."

  • Revised storyboards and content (prepared poorly by another contractor) for use in creating a Web-based training course on the HP LaserJet 4600 series of printers; reviewed the developed course and ordered changes (Nov 2002-Feb 2003).
  • Edited training course materials (Sept. 2004).

  Independent authors

  • Consulting with Professor Vera Candiani of Princeton on the writing of a book about the history of the Desague de Huehuetoca (2010-11).
  • Developmentally edited a manuscript by Dr. Oscar Lemer about the life and work of the social surrealist painter Irving Norman (2009-10).
  • Consulted with Professor Vera Candiani of Princeton on the revision of a an article about the environmental history of the Valley of Mexico published in Hispanic American Historical Review in 2010. (2009).
  • Consulted with Professor F. Bowcutt at Evergreen College on revision and development of manuscripts on the environmental history of the tanoak tree on the west coast of the US (2008-9).
  • Consulted with author Michael J. Lannoo on revision of a manuscript comparing the lives and legacies of Aldo Leopold and Ed (Doc) Ricketts. To be published as Leopold's Shack & Ricketts' Lab: The Emergence of Environmentalism by UC Press in June, 2010 (2009).
  • Consulted with Professor Tamara Levitz at UCLA on revision and development of a manuscript about the premiere of the melodrama Persephone in Paris in 1934 (2009).
  • Developmentally edited a manuscript by Dr. Kat Anderson about Native American management of the prairies of the Olympic Peninsula and their plants and animals (2006-8).
  • Contracted to write a book about MindTime, a technology that maps people's thinking styles, by John Furey and MindTime, Inc. (2007).
  • Developmentally edited and revised a memoir by the late Dr. Kenneth Norris to be published as Mountain Time (2007-10).
  • Developmentally edited a manuscript by Dr. Oscar Lemer about the 19th-century artists and photographers of Yosemite and their relationship to the historical development of California (2006).
  • Edited (2005-6) Senator Howard Cannon of Nevada: A Biography by Michael Vernetti, published by the University of Nevada Press in 2008.
  • Developmentally edited a manuscript by Dr. Kat Anderson to be published under the tentative title Keepers of the Oaks (2006).