University of California Berkeley

  • Grammar, Mechanics, and Usage for Editors

  • Editorial Workshop I

University of California San Diego

  • Editing as a Business

  • Marketing for Copyeditors

  • Information Design for Technical Communicators


University of Wisconsin—River Falls

  • Bachelor of Science in English Literature

  • Minor in professional writing


Professional organizations

  • Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society

  • Bay Area Editor's Forum (BAEF)


You focus on the world.
I'll focus on the words.


  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Adobe InCopy, InDesign, and Acrobat

  • Project managing content from the conceptual stage to release and iterations

  • AP, Chicago, MLA, and house style guides


Editing markups, technical writing samples, and references are available upon request.


Here are some of my favorite projects I've helped concept, execute, write, and edit. (Click to enlarge.)
















Symantec: Reinforcing a trusted logo synonymous with safety in real-world situations, emphasizing colors, messaging, and memorable imagery.
















NetApp: Shaping the future of invisible high tech through visceral, earthly metaphors.




























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