Editing Portfolio

Pussy Katnip: A Hand of Gold and Other Stories

A Hand of Gold and Other Stories is an anthology of short story fiction based on the world of a crime noir Golden Age comic book character Pussy Katnip by Len Short. I line edited twelve short stories from seven different authors, checking for mechanical missteps as well as insuring that all stories fit into the already-established world, as per the publisher’s style guide.

Published by Pandahead Productions

Pussy Katnip: A Hand of Gold and Other Stories

Primal Tales

Primal Tales is a supplement to the tabletop role-playing game, Dungeon Crawl Classics™ by Goodman Games. I worked with both the author and the publisher to take a jumble of rules and statistics and arrange them into an engaging and inspiring adventure. Using both my experience in role-playing games and a style guide for Wizards of the Coast’s own Dungeons and Dragons™, I was able to ensure the accuracy and readability of all charts and tables.

Published by Pandahead Productions for Goodman Games.

Green Card Voices: Atlanta

This book is an anthology of twenty-one personal essays by refugee and immigrant students. I transcribed the story of HM Sakib from the audio of a videotaped interview. My greatest joy from this project came from working directly with the young author HM, helping him develop the story of his journey from Rajshahi, Bangladesh to Atlanta, Georgia.

Published by Wise Ink Creative Publishing for the Green Card Voices organization.

An Industry Worth Fighting For

An Industry Worth Fighting For is the story of a fourth-generation dairy farmer, Derrick Josi, who has taken a stand against misinformation regarding the dairy industry spread through social media. The publisher had me undertake extensive research to verify the author’s claims, as well as check for mechanical and style mishaps.

Published by JRNYman Publishing.

Beat the Odds: In Music and In Life

Sandy Gennaro, the author of Beat the Odds: In Music and In Life, is an American rock ‘n roll drummer turned self-help guru. As a motivational speaker, he offers guidance to corporate audiences on how to boost morale. While editing this book, I enjoyed the challenge of ensuring comparisons between a musician’s experiences and a CEO’s frustrations were congruent.

Published by JRNYman Publishing.

Unreleased: A Vixen Among Wolves

The bass player of an all-girl 80s rock band, Vixen, recounts her life in A Vixen Among Wolves. Her narrative needed to be in a relevant, chronological order that required many conversations between me and the author to make sure the flow was right. The manuscript is on hold by the publisher.

Unreleased: Judge This Book

The lead singer of Little Caesar, a rock band from the 1980s, tells his life story in Judge This Book. The greatest challenge with this narrative was making sure that the language presented did not alienate marginalized readers. The manuscript is on hold by the publisher.