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Developmental Editing Sample — Scientific Reviewer Comments for U.S. Dept. of Interior Report

A partial review of a scientific report to be published under the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.


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Electronic Editing Sample — Humanities

A sample of electronic editing for an autobiography, using Microsoft Word’s Track Changes function.

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Electronic Editing Sample — Software

A sample of electronic editing for a computer software manual, using Microsoft Word’s Track Changes function.


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Hardcopy Editing Sample — Humanities

A sample of hardcopy editing for an autobiography. Comments in blue are optional changes.


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U.S. Department of Interior Guide for Preparation of Reports, 1995

I coauthored this style guide, created to assist scientists writing, formatting, and preparing reports under a government scientific monitoring program.


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The Project That Changed the River: The Melvin Price Locks and Dam, Big River Magazine, May-June 2002

An investigative story about the controversial creation of one of the biggest locks and dam structures on the Mississippi River, a 20-year battle fought between federal agencies and environmental and shipping interests.


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Ribs on the Mississippi, Big River Magazine, February 2001

A review of Piggy’s Steakhouse restaurant in La Crosse, Wisconsin, celebrated for its uncommonly good ribs and beautiful river scenery.


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