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Selected Works

Unless otherwise noted, these were copyediting projects.

African American Studies

Roorda, Rhonda M. In Their Voices: Black Americans on Transracial Adoption.
New York: Columbia University Press, 2015. Named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2016 by the American Library Association. 

Simon, Rita J. and Rhonda M. Roorda. In Their Parents’ Voices: Reflections on Raising Transracial Adoptees. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007.

Young, Vershawn Ashanti. Your Average Nigga: Performing Race, Literacy, and Masculinity. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2007.

Young, Vershawn Ashanti and Aja Y. Martinez, eds. Code-Meshing as World English: Pedagogy, Policy, Performance.  Urbana, Ill.: National Council of Teachers of English, 2011.

• Young, Vershawn Ashanti and Bridget Tsemo, eds. From Bourgeois to Boojie: Black Middle-Class Performances.  Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2011.


Cabot, Heather and Samantha Walravens. Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech.  New York: St. Martin’s, 2017.

Coonerty, Ryan and Jeremy Neuner. The Rise of the Naked Economy: How to Benefit from the Changing Workplace. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Doctoroff, Tom. Twitter Is Not a Strategy: Rediscovering the Art of Brand Marketing. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

———. What Chinese Want: Culture, Communism, and China’s Modern Consumer. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Roche, Cullen. Pragmatic Capitalism; What Every Investor Needs to Know About Money and Finance.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

• Talbott, John R. Survival Investing: How to Prosper Amid Thieving Banks and Corrupt Governments. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.


Brown, Nancy Marie. Song of the Vikings: Snorri and the Making of Norse Myths. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Corbett, Warren. The Wizard of Waxahachie: Paul Richards and the End of Baseball as We Knew It.  Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, 2009.

Haskell, Michael E. and Douglas Brinkley, eds. The World War II Desk Reference. New York: Collins Reference, 2004. Write-through.

• Hill, Nancy Peterson. A Very Private Public Citizen: The Life of Grenville Clark. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2014.

Keiderling, Kyle. Heart of a Lion: The Life, Death and Legacy of Hank Gathers. New York: Morning Star Books, 2010. Developmental edit.

———. Olympic Collision: The Story of Mary Decker and Zola Budd.  Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2016. Developmental edit.

———. The Perfect Game: Villanova vs. Georgetown for the National Championship. New York: Morning Star Communications, 2012. Developmental edit.

———. Shooting Star: The Bevo Francis Story. Wilmington, Del.: Sport Classic Books. Developmental edit.

———. Trophies and Tears: The Story of Evansville and the Aces. New York: Morning Star Communications, 2012. Developmental edit.

Lebow, Richard Ned. Archduke Franz Ferdinand Lives! A World without World War I.
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

 Lineberry, Cate. Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls’ Escape from Slavery to Union Hero.  New York: St. Martin’s, 2017.

Soffer, Jonathan. Ed Koch and the Rebuilding of New York City. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010.

Weber, David and Jane Elder, eds. Fiasco: George Clinton Gardner’s Correspondence from the U.S.-Mexico Boundary Survey, 1849–1854.  Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, 2010.

Yenne, Bill. Julius Caesar: Lessons in Leadership from the Great Conqueror. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.


• Alwood, Edward. Dark Days in the Newsroom: McCarthyism Aimed at the Press.
Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2007. Winner, 2008 Tankard Book Award; Connecticut Press Club’s Best Book of the Year: Adult Non-Fiction, 2008.

———. Straight News: Gays, Lesbians, and the News Media.
New York: Columbia University Press, 1996. New York Times Notable Book of the Year, 1996; GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Award for Outstanding Achievement in Publication, 1997; Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in North America Award for Outstanding Book on Human Rights in North America, 1997; Choice Outstanding Book of the Year, 1997.

 Batsell, Jake. Engaged Journalism: Connecting with Digitally Empowered News Audiences.  New York: Columbia University Press, 2015.

 Eldridge, Lawrence. Chronicles of a Two-Front War: Civil Rights and Vietnam in the African American Press. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2012.

 Engelman, Ralph. Friendlyvision: Fred Friendly and the Rise and Fall of Television Journalism. Foreword by Morley Safer. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009.

 Garcia, J. Malcolm. What Wars Leave Behind: The Faceless and the Forgotten. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2014.

 Ghiglione, Loren. CBS’s Don Hollenbeck: An Honest Reporter in the Age of McCarthyism. New York: Columbia University Press, 2008. Finalist, 2009 Tankard Book Award; finalist, Frank Luther Mott/Kappa Tau Alpha Research Award, 2008.

 Martin, Richard. Superfuel: Thorium, the Green Energy Source for the Future. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.


 Adell, Sandra A. Confessions of a Slot Machine Queen: A Memoir.  Madison, Wisc.: Eugenia Books, 2010.

 Chesler, Phyllis. An American Bride in Kabul: A Memoir. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. National Jewish Book Award from the National Jewish Council for best memoir of 2013.

 de Milly, Walter III. In My Father’s Arms: A True Story of Incest. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1999.

 Salton, George L. The Twenty-third Psalm: A Holocaust Memoir. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2003. Outstanding University Press Book Citation, American Association of School Libraries.

 Shine, Neal. Life with Mae: A Detroit Family Memoir. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2007.

Public Affairs and Policy

Hodzic, Saida. The Twilight of Cutting: African Activism and Life after NGOs. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016. 

Kang, Jiyeon. Igniting the Internet: Youth and Activism in Postauthoritarian South Korea. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2016.

Palmer, Lisa. Hot, Hungry Planet: The Fight to Stop a Global Food Crisis in the Face of Climate Change. New York: St. Martin’s, 2017.

Social Work

Kellehear, Allan. The Inner Life of the Dying Person. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014.

Reamer, Frederic G. Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships in the Human Services, 2d ed. of Tangled Relationships: Managing Boundary Issues in the Human Services. New York: Columbia University Press, 2001, 2012.

———. Criminal Lessons: Case Studies and Commentary on Crime and Justice. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003.

———. Heinous Crime: Cases, Causes, and Consequences. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004.

———. On the Parole Board: Reflections on Crime, Punishment, Redemption, and Justice. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016.

———. Risk Management in Social Work: Preventing Professional Malpractice, Liability, and Disciplinary Action. 3d ed. of Social Work Malpractice and Liability: Strategies for Prevention. New York: Columbia University Press, 1994, 2003, 2015.

 ———. Social Work Values and Ethics. editions 1, 2, and 4. New York: Columbia University Press, 1995–2013.

Reamer, Frederic G. and Deborah H. Siegel. Teens in Crisis: How the Industry Serving Struggling Teens Helps and Hurts Our Kids. New York: Columbia University Press, 2008.

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