I offer authors advice and expertise based on 30 years editing and publishing books and magazines, including more than 15 years editing nonfiction at W.W. Norton & Company and Atlantic Monthly Press in New York, and Chelsea Green Publishing in Vermont. Services include:

  • Developmental editing
  • Line editing
  • Matching authors to literary agents, designers or book packagers
  • P-R and marketing assistance

Books I’ve edited and published include:

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Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why, Laurence Gonzales (W.W. Norton & Co.)

Unforgettable storytelling from the edge of the world and the inner reaches of the mind.

“I tore through Deep Survival like I’d been waiting to read it my whole life. I can’t imagine a better book on the topic.”

Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm

“Great stories of disaster and survival where one irresistibly wonders, ‘How would I do in this circumstance?’…”

Robert Sapolsky, author of Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers; neurobiologist and primatologist, Stanford University

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Oak: The Frame of Civilization, William Logan Bryant (W.W. Norton & Co.)

The ink with which Bach wrote down his cantatas. The tall ship that established the American navy. The bread that fed millions in the ancient world. The first bridge. The first boat to reach the New World, and all boats after it for 800 years. The house and the door, the wagon and the barrel, the sword and the saddle, the henge and the church…. Oak is at the root of almost everything we know.”

“Willian Logan’s Oak is an utterly fascinating story and a humbling one.”

John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

“This is a dazzling book, full of knowledge and rare wisdom, too.”

Thomas Pakenham, author of Remarkable Trees of the World

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An Unreasonable Woman: A True Story of Shrimpers, Politicos, Polluters, and the Fight for Seadrift Texas, Diane Wilson (Chelsea Green Publishing)


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Norton Anthology of Nature Writing, Robert Finch and John Elder (W.W. Norton & Co.)


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The Cook and the Gardener: A Year of Recipes and Writings from the French Countryside, Amanda Hesser (W.W. Norton & Co.)


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Your House, Your Garden: A Foolproof Approach to Garden Design, Gordon Hayward (W.W. Norton & Co.)


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