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Literary Editing

I edit (and publish) short fiction for The Fabulist Magazine.


I’m particularly proud of my very first editing job, on issue No. 22 of Planet Drum Foundation’s ecological journal Raise the Stakes. The topic focus was sustainable agriculture, and included some of the first national coverage of CSAs (community-sponsored agriculture).

I edited and published everything on The Daylighter from 2018 to 2020.

I was a page editor at SFGate.com during the early days of the Internet, from 1998-2001.


I do pickup editing for Shareable.net when they need help with articles or essays by nonprofessional writers, writers whose first language is not English, and academics not used to writing for general-interest audiences. These are pretty heavy lifts that often require restructuring, deep line edits and peppy headline options. I don’t always do final proofs and headlines.

Wildfire blackouts got you down? Start a battery-sharing collective like we did in Oakland
August 24, 2021

How MoGo overcame resistance to bike sharing in Detroit’s Black neighborhoods
August 12, 2021

9 unique library jobs that have nothing to do with books
August 17, 2021

‘Solidarity investing’ club helps plant a new crop of co-ops in Vermont
August 26, 2021

8 Do-It-Together architecture projects creating the future of sustainable building
August 29, 2021

Seed saving and sharing key to a grassroots food revolution
June 21, 2021

How people with disabilities are sticking together during COVID-19 
June 1, 2021

Now is the time to re-think everything about how food businesses work
September 10, 2020

How one Swedish city grew the commons by foodsharing during the pandemic
October 1, 2020

Public libraries are giving away an insane amount of free food
September 29, 2020

Community gardens are cropping up at public libraries everywhere
August 13, 2020

Newsdesk.org — series/beat editing:

Smarter on Crime
A news blog by Bernice Yeung

The Toxic Tour
By Kwan Booth, Kim Komenich, Jasmine Mara and CB Smith-Dahl. Recipient: SPJ SDX Award for Excellence in Journalism

The Truthiness Report
Multiple writers — a collaboration with KALW-FM and the San Francisco Public Press

Michael Powell’s FCC
Multiple writers

Election 2004
Multiple writers

World Social Forum 2003: Porto Alegre
By Lucimara Nunes and Erica Junghans

World Power: Global Energy Politics & Issues
By Jennifer Huang

Newsdesk.org — individual articles:

Why California must burn
By Glenn Martin, Jan. 5, 2004

Again with the bottled-water wars
By Ronnie Lovler, Oct. 8, 2009

Zap! The other side of video game violence
By Ronnie Lovler, September 30, 2009

When high-speed Internet isn’t, try a carrier pigeon
By Ronnie Lovler, Sep. 24, 2009

Homeless gain further hate-crime protections
By T.J. Johnston, Aug. 20, 2009

Fiji called a South Pacific ‘Burma,’
By Julia Hengst, Apr. 23, 2009

Access denied to cable viewers?
By T.J. Johnston, Mar. 26, 2009

Wolves: Their own worst enemy?
By Lauren Riggs, Feb. 26, 2009