Expert editor, writer, 25 years’ experience, with excellent technical, stylistic, developmental, substantive and bibliographical editing skills; detail-oriented; sensitive to author’s voice and intention; completes projects quickly. Commits deeply to each project. Innovative college teacher, engaged, patient, flexible, creative. Extensive knowledge of English language, literature, and writing; French (modern and antique) and Latin (classical and mediaeval) language and literature; art and art history; mediaeval and classical studies; humanities in general. Fine artist/embroiderer/designer, mixed media.
Editor, researcher, developmental writer for the following:
- Thomas L. Holtzen, “The Anglican Via Media: The Idea of Moderation in Reform,” Journal of Anglican Studies (forthcoming), 2018.
- Thomas L. Holtzen, “Unity and Diversity in Anglican and Lutheran Ecclesiology,” a book chapter in The Church as Fullness in All Things: Recasting Lutheran Ecclesiology in an Ecumenical Context (Rowman & Littlefield, forthcoming).
- Thomas L. Holtzen, Préface de Thomas L. Holtzen for John Henry Newman, Conférences sur la Doctrine de la Justification (Paris: Ad Solem), 2017.
- I rendered a translation from the Latin of several pages of Humphrey’s Life of Jewel (1609) for Dr. Holtzen’s paper on the Anglican via media,
- Venner J. Alston, Female African American Childcare Teachers: Construction of Professional Identity, doctoral dissertation in Urban Education, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2017.
- Substantive editor for a series of weekly blogs, by Dr. Alston, 2018.
- I am currently (June, 2018) editing a book of devotions for Dr. Alston.
- Timothy Patitsas, The King Returns to His City. Dr. Patitsas asked me to edit his dissertation in view of publication, 2017.
- Charles Alan Kors, Naturalism and Disbelief in France, 1650-1729 and Epicureans and Atheists in France, 1650-1729, including footnotes and bibliography (Cambridge University Press, 2016).
- Professor Kors chose me as his editor for my knowledge of Latin and Old French, and my expertise in verifying linguistic and bibliographical details. This involved my checking every quotation for accuracy against the original Latin and seventeenth-century French texts in the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, the Library of Congress, and WorldCat.
- Michael Saint James, blogspot.com: I assisted Mr. Saint James in writing 52 weeks of blogs to accompany the publication of his photo-essay book, Bridges of Paris, 2015.
- Michael Saint James, Bridges of Paris (San Rafael, CA: Citron Bay Press, 2015).
- Jean Donovan, A Very Personal Memoir, privately published, 2015.
- St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Milwaukee, WI, Advent devotional book. I served as managing editor, coordinator, writer, and cover designer from 2010-2015.
- Pamela Manché Pearce, “Art of Life,” for Lines from the League (Art Students League of New York), fall issue, 2014.
- C. Steven Teague, five articles on pastoral theology for Lectionary Homiletics (a journal affiliated with www.GoodPreacher.com), 2015.
- C. Steven Teague, fourteen sermon reviews for Lectionary Homiletics, 2012-14.
- Keston Ott-Dahl, Delaney Skye, 2014. This memoir was ultimately accepted for publication by a different publisher from the one for whom we were preparing the manuscript.
- Developmental editor, pre-publication publicity and book cover for Delaney Skye, 2014.
- Danny Works, Into the Mountains, a young adult adventure novel, privately published, 2013.
- In addition, I have edited doctoral dissertations and Master of Arts and Master of Sacred Theology theses in a wide range of subjects, from theology, art history, and music performance, to education, health care, and law enforcement.
- Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, WI. Adjunct instructor: Mediaeval Studies; Classical Antiquity, 2012-2015.
- Mount Mary College, Wauwatosa, WI. Adjunct instructor: History of Non-Western Art; Masterpieces of Art, 2009-2010.
- Tutor and online teacher, Wyzant Tutoring Services: English language, reading, writing and literature; French; Latin; art history, 2013-present. Qualified as a Wyzant Top Tutor, December 2016.
- Volunteer teacher; home-school teacher; after-school enrichment programs: over thirty years’ experience teaching English language and writing skills; French; Latin to children and adults; art skills; in homes, parishes, rescue mission, schools.
Writing and research
- “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Day,” Website, Blue Lotus Farm and Retreat Center, West Bend, WI, autumn 2014.
- “Gold in September,” Good Works byline, Creative Living (Northwestern Mutual Quarterly, autumn 2013).
- Informal textbook: Non-Western Art for Non-Art Majors, Mount Mary College, 2010. I created a comprehensive narrative study resource, complete with images, for my art history students when they could not handle the academic textbook assigned by the art department. It proved to be invaluable in the classroom.
- Reflections for Advent and Lenten devotional books, Paul’s Episcopal Church, Milwaukee, WI, 2008-2015.
- Research assistant, 1970-1977, to Dr. Geraldine Meroney, Professor of History, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA. Dr. Meroney employed me to help her collect material from state and historical society archives, and from private family collections, for her research and subsequent articles on southern Loyalists during the American Revolution, and Inseparable Loyalty, her biography of the last royal governor of South Carolina, William Bull (Norcross, GA.: Harrison Co., 1991).
- Solo exhibit, 35 drawings, Sinsinawa Mound Gallery, Sinsinawa, WI, 1999.
- Finalist, Richeson International Small Works and Floral Competition, Appleton, WI, 2008.
- Liturgical processional banner, silk on silk embroidery, Paul’s Episcopal Church, Milwaukee, WI, 2016.
- Altar frontal, hand-painted on linen, Paul’s Episcopal Church, Milwaukee, WI, 2010.
- Patron saint banner, hand-painted on silk, Chapel of St. Anthony of Padua, Dubuque Rescue Mission, 2006.
Service experience and skills
- Many years’ experience in parish ministries; rescue mission work with the homeless.
- Includes editing, education, art and design work for communications/public relations, hospitality, caring for the sick, meal preparation, worship and liturgy. Co-chairman of St. Paul’s altar guild, 2014-present.
- Skilled at relating personally, compassionately, patiently with diverse populations.
- Pontifical Institute for Mediaeval Studies, University of Toronto: Master of Arts, magna cum laude.
- Officially, my degree comes from the Centre for Mediaeval Studies, which is an entity within the University of Toronto. My actual course of study was conducted entirely under the aegis of the Pontifical Institute’s licentiate program.
- Concentration: mediaeval Latin and vernacular language and literature; mediaeval art history.
- Top honors: Ph.D Latin examination.
- Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA: Bachelor of Arts in English literature. Minor: Latin and Classical Studies.
- Educated in London, England and Paris, France, from 1954-1967. Bi-lingual in French and English.
- Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA)
- National Association of Independent Writers and Editors (NAIWE)
- “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Day.” Website, Blue Lotus Farm and Retreat Center, West Bend, WI, autumn 2014.
- “Gold in September.” Good Works byline, Creative Living. Northwestern Mutual quarterly journal, autumn 2013.
- Informal textbook: “Non-Western Art for Art History Students”. Mount Mary College, Wauwatosa, WI, 2010.
- Reflections for Advent and Lenten devotional books. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Milwaukee, WI, 2008-2015.
- Solo exhibit of 35 drawings,Sinsinawa Mound Gallery, Sinsinawa, WI, 1999.
- Finalist, Richeson International Small Works and Floral Competition 2008, Appleton, WI.
- Many years’ experience in parish ministries; rescue mission work with the homeless: teaching, editing, artwork, communications, hospitality, caring for the sick, meal preparation, worship and liturgical preparation. Co-chairman of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church altar guild, 2014-2017.
- Skilled at relating personally, compassionately and patiently with diverse populations.
- Centre for Mediaeval Studies, University of Toronto: Master of Arts, magna cum laude, through The Pontifical Institute for Mediaeval Studies. Concentration: Mediaeval Latin and vernacular language and literature. Minor: art history.
- Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA: Bachelor of Arts in English literature. Minor: Classics.
- Educated in London, England, and Paris, France, from 1954-1967. Bi-lingual in French and English.
- Member: Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA)
- Member: National Association of Independent Writers and Editors (NAIWE)