My own publications include academic articles, as well as chapters, exercises, and fiction pieces for a wide variety reading and writing textbooks, and on-line publications including a popular blog, Yoga for Cynics, and book reviews for Elephant Journal, newsletters and short stories. In recent years my writing efforts have been focused primarily on a novel in progress, tentatively titled Ask the Angels.
With a PhD in English, I like to say that I’m the kind of doctor who, in case of life-threatening emergency, can explain Faulkner while you die. More to the point, I am a professional writer, editor, and writing coach who can help with any writing project, at any point in the process: from journaling to application essays to book manuscripts, from brainstorming or getting “unstuck” to fine tuning for publication. I work with college professors, fiction writers, students applying to medical school or struggling with mastering the English language, and anyone who can use another pair of eyes.
Following a decade teaching college English in institutions as diverse as Cornell University, the University of Rochester, Northern Arizona University, and Auburn State Correctional Facility, I’ve spent the past dozen years as a freelance writer and editor, as well as teaching creative writing at a homeless shelter, tutoring women in recovery in reading and writing, and teaching yoga at both a homeless shelter for families and Dhyana Yoga in Philadelphia. I live in West Philly, but work mostly by e-mail, with clients in places as far flung as Singapore and Korea.
Recent editing work has included two books published in 2015, Cold War Crucible: The Korean Conflict and the Postwar World by Hajimu Masuda (Harvard University Press) and Narratives of Cyprus: Modern Travel Writing and Cultural Encounters since Lawrence Durrell by James Bowman (International Library of Cultural Studies—I. B. Tauris).