Who Needs an Editor?

Some writers hesitate to admit they need the help of an editor because they think it reflects negatively on their writing ability. “A good writer shouldn’t need an editor,” they think. Aspiring writers hoping to have their stories or articles published may think editing is the job of the publisher’s editorial staff. Businesspeople preparing proposals, manuals, … Read more

Current Projects

I’m helping Richard Turner, known as “the greatest card mechanic of all time,” find an agent and/or publisher for his Christian time travel/action adventure novel Re-Deal: A Miss Guided Adventure. And as soon as my friend Grace Anne Schaefer, author of The New Day Dawns, recovers a little more from her recent heart surgery, we’ll … Read more

Volunteer Activities

I’ve been doing a lot of work on the Web site for my church — All Saints Anglican in San Antonio. If you’re a Christian, you might enjoy some of the features, such as Bible search, Bible verse randomizer, free e-cards, an inspirational movie … If you’re a non-Christian curious about what Christians believe, visit … Read more

The Last Boat Out: Memoirs of a Triumphant Vietnamese-American Family by the Truongs

 GASLight Publishing has released The Last Boat Out: Memoirs of a Triumphant Vietnamese-American Family. On April 29, 1975 – one day before the fall of Saigon, Truong-Nhu Dinh and his wife Nga fled Vietnam. They left everything behind but their five children and their cherished values and traditions. As the boat left the port, they … Read more

EPIC New Voices

EPICon, the conference of EPIC, the Electronically Published Internet Connection, was a big success here in San Antonio in mid-March 2006. I coordinated a writing contest for middle school and high school students, and we received a number of excellent entries. The winning short stories, poems, and essays have been published in an anthology, EPIC … Read more


After years of updating my Web site with news that became outdated and after helping several clients start their own blogs, I’ve finally decided to start my own. I’ll include news about projects I’m working on – starting with a few posts to update you on my recent activities. Since one of the reasons I love editing so … Read more