I have a PhD in rhetoric and literature from University of California, Berkeley, and I taught writing at the university level for over 30 years, publishing a number of academic papers along the way. I moved on from academia to become a writer and editorial director for a publication called Magical Blend, and helped that magazine's publisher start up two additional titles, Natural Health & Beauty and Transitions. My next career was as a grant writer, where I rose to Director of Grant Writing & Consulting Services for Gary Bess Associates, a nonprofit consulting firm with clients in Los Angeles and throughout California. I'm currently teaching part-time in the Philosophy Department at California State University, Chico.
I have also been a freelance editor for many writing projects, including dissertations, memoirs, and fictional novels. I love reading and writing of all kinds, and I love helping writers do what they do better.