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I am a versatile professional with more than thirty years of experience as a writer and book editor for major publishing companies. My 80+ published books include beginning and leveled readers, chapter books, and longer works of nonfiction. I've written on a variety of topics, from sport biographies to extreme bugs to polar exploration. 


Trade publishing

Educational publishing

Leveled readers

Cookbook editing





Contract Editor/Writer

West Cambridge Associates

August 2013 – April 2019 

Edited manuscripts and wrote leveled readers


Copy Chief

Healthy Aging Magazine

April 2013  August 2014

Edited articles and recipes


Writer for Press4Kids

November 2012 – August 2013

Wrote news articles for News-O-Matic application


Senior Editor

Parachute Publishing

April 2008 – December 2009 (1 year 9 months)

Conceptualized, edited, art directed, and packaged licensed and non-licensed children's books both fiction and nonfiction for various trade publishers; worked in tandem with freelance illustrators, designers, and production personnel; wrote various books on staff; managed schedules.



Nancy Hall, Inc

January 1992 – January 2007 

Assigned and supervised writers, artists, and photo researchers; edited manuscripts; tracked projects from manuscript stage to electronic file for various trade publishers.


Contract Editor


January 1990 – January 1991 

Wrote and edited activity book manuscripts for Collier's Reading Plus Program; helped develop an 
accompanying board game


Contract Copy Editor

January 1982 – January 1986 

Macmillan Educational Company







Brooklyn College (CUNY)


​BA in English, graduated magna cum laud



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