I am an academic and former journalist who edits primarily for non-profit, business and academic authors, including graduate students working on their thesis or dissertation and faculty with publishing deadlines. In addition, I am an experienced grant writer and non-profit board member, and regularly assist non-profits with their writing and editing needs. My skills as a quantitative social scientist have been a plus for many of the authors, academics, entrepreneurs and organizations I assist.
Most recently, I have edited a series of books by faculty authors on data analytics, published by Pearson Press. One of my nonprofit clients produces monthly newsletters on a Pacific island community, which I edit, while maintaining her voice and cultural sensitivity. Another client is an entrepreneur evaluating a product for a major corporation, and I review his reports annually. I have helped dozens of grad students get through their dissertation or thesis writing stage, with editing as well as mentoring.
I have about 30 years of experience writing grants, at first for my own academic research, and during the last 15 years, for non-profit organizations. If you have a 501(c)3 organization, are a qualified individual applying for a grant, or would like instruction on how to research grants yourself, I can help. If you live in the Seattle area, I can work with you one-on-one learning to use the King County Library system's nonprofit and grants materials.
I also provide other services to non-profits, including writing and editing, board membership, research, and proposal writing.
Additional biographical information: I was a tenured associate professor in a small private Midwestern college and held postdoctoral fellowships in demography at the University of Nairobi and the University of Pennsylvania. I attended the most quantitative and data-oriented graduate school for the social sciences in the US (UC Irvine). I am a quantitative social scientist and cultural anthropologist with long-term fieldwork experience in Africa.
In addition to the Ph.D in social sciences, I am a former Fulbright scholar with expertise on Africa, environment, women and children, demography, anthropology, and statistics. I attended journalism school as an undergraduate and started my career working as a news reporter on a large daily newspaper, later editing several small magazines and newspapers. I have dozens of academic publications and an edited book on African families.
Personal bio: I was born in Hollywood and grew up with a menagerie of animals in Northridge, CA, but lived on three continents and in seven US states. Anthropologists are defined by their crossings between cultures. I enjoy bringing this insight to the classroom, along with my interest in unmuddled thinking, co-evolution, science, and the vicissitudes of the human mind. I live in Redmond and have three grown children and a one-eyed border collie named Ace.
Hey Nicholas, I thought we had a great conversation on the phone yesterday afternoon, but I haven't done any work for you yet. I was pretty surprised to see your review and comment, because you sounded quite happy when we finished talking, and you said you would contact me in three months. I'm sorry you were so unhappy. I hope you find somebody who can help you. CB (To quote the man with the blue box, "I'm not that kind of doctor"!)