I’m a U.S. journalist living in Bangkok, Thailand. As a writer, I cover business, law, travel and environmental matters. Click the links in the left column to read extracts from some of my published articles. Most of these were written on a freelance basis.
As a nitpicky editor, I do everything from proofreading to very heavy rewriting. I can update your website or guidebook, or wrestle your annual report, thesis or policy study into comprehensible English. You can be assured of error-free, first-rate, First World copy. I started out as a news copy editor, so I long ago committed the AP stylebook to memory. I have also worked with Chicago and APA styles.
I’ve held staff jobs as a reporter, copy editor or editor in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Washington, D.C.
Cambodia, China, France, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar (most recently), Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam … I’ve traveled in many countries, but I know Thailand and its neighbors best of all. I have read a great deal about the history of Asia and wish more editors were interested in travel articles with real history.
Some writing markets: Apa Insight Guides, Asian Art News, Business Report Thailand, Far Eastern Economic Review, Forbes Asia, HotelNewsNow.com, International Environment Reporter, International Trade Reporter, The Nation (Bangkok), Psychology Today, Reader’s Digest Asia, Sawasdee, South China Morning Post, Tokyo Journal, TravelAge West, Wall Street Journal Asia.
Some editing clients: American Manuscript Editors, Bangkok Bank, EditMyEnglish, International Institute for Energy Conservation, Japan Foundation, Stock Exchange of Thailand, Thai Board of Investment, Thai Ministry of Finance, Zinnia Funds.
Interests: islands, scuba diving, swimming pools, sub-stream movies, Mekong River, trains, tea, Tai textiles, short stories, soft science, colonial history, small museums, large old houses, wildlife, human rights, intellectual property, migrant labor, medical tourism, Buddhism, Spanish, Southeast Asia, India, China.
Education: B.A. in literature, M.S. in journalism.
Languages: Decent French and Spanish; indecent Thai and Japanese.
Recently read: Bossypants by Tina Fey; The King in Exile by Sudha Shah; Wait: The Art and Science of Delay by Frank Partnoy; Sihanouk: Prince of Light, Prince of Darkness by Milton Osborne; The Land in Between by Maslyn Williams; The Masque of Africa by V.S. Naipaul; Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame; The Continental Op by Dashiell Hammett.
Recently viewed: To the Wonder; Side Effects; Away We Go; Zero Dark Thirty; Silver Linings Playbook; Ruby Sparks; Life of Pi; This is 40; On the Road; Looper; Meet the Fokkens; The Master; Post Tenebras Lux; Argo; Damsels in Distress; The Five-Year Engagement; Ted; Martha Marcy May Marlene; Shame.