My first book, Handbook for Academic Authors, was published in 1987. In 2022, Cambridge University Press will publish the sixth edition. This was an extraordinary opportunity for me to write about changes in publishing, in academe, and in the new diversity of my audience. Academic authors are now found off the tenure track, as contingent faculty, in administration, in nonprofit institutions, and in industry. They are creating digital projects as well as monographs, textbooks, and books for general readers. New challenges and opportunities abound.
My own experience has changed since that first book. In 1980, after working as an editor for university presses and textbook companies, I founded the Scholarly Publishing Program at Arizona State University and directed the program for more than twenty-five years. Graduates of the program hold editorial posts at university presses, journals, professional associations, trade houses, and textbook houses across the country. For twenty years, I also conducted workshops across the country, including an annual presentation at the Institute for Teaching and Mentoring, sponsored by the Compact for Faculty Diversity. I have heard the questions and concerns of more than a thousand doctoral students and faculty members.
I have also ventured into new kinds of writing, with thee books about historic houses, written for general readers and published by the University of Massachusett Press. I now consider myself an author as well as an editor.
I have been president of the Association for Documentary Editing, the International Association for Publishing Education, and the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing. I served on the board of the Society for Scholarly Publishing and as the editor of the book series of the American Association for State and Local History. I havereceived numerous awards for teaching and for distinguished professional service. I hold the B.A. and A.M. from Harvard University.
A complete curriculum vitae will be provided on request.