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 now work more often 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 and research markets: Apa Insight Guides, Asian Art News, Business Report Thailand, Economist Intelligence Unit, 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, 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, natural resources, 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: Interesting Times by George Packer; The Dead Hand by David Hoffman; The Commanding Heights by Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw; Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood; Escape from Camp 14 by Shin Dong-hyuk; Persepolis2 by Marjane Satrapi; Bangkok May 2010 edited by Michael Montesano and Pavin Chachavalpongpun; The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera; Blue Latitudes by Tony Horwitz.
Recently viewed: Her; The Wolf of Wall Street; American Hustle; Captain Phillips; The East; The Last Days of Disco; Admission; Gravity; Breaking Bad; The Place Beyond the Pines; Spring Breakers; Cabaret; Top of the Lake; Orange is the New Black; Celeste and Jesse Forever; Passion; Byzantium; Stoker; Jack Reacher.