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Pacific Youth Choir is a rigorous, professionally staffed choir that serves students ages 5–19. The choir’s website was out of date, riddled with grammatical errors and inconsistent formatting, and sorely in need of extensive rethinking and rewriting. The resulting complete overhaul took place over the course of six months in 2012-13. “Now in its tenth Read More…

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Saudi Arabian students represent Portland State University’s largest foreign student population. This article puts a personal face on Saudi women, almost all of whom are living outside their country and on their own for the first time. “Life in the U.S. is especially daunting for Saudi women, who are not used to mixed-gender classrooms, living Read More…

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Portland has a reputation as the city where young people go to retire. But in-depth research by two PSU professors shows otherwise. By profiling several young, college-educated professionals similar to those in the study, I turned the research into a story—personal, immediate, and engaging. “I spend my days championing the revitalization of American manufacturing,” says Read More…

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In Search of Fatherhood was published in 2011 to critical and popular praise. The author, Kevin Renner, has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Radio Network, WGN Chicago, and major market affiliates of NPR, CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, and FOX.  I provided the full spectrum of editing services for this book:  structural analysis, narrative flow, Read More…

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St. Mary’s Academy is Oregon’s only all-women high school. Founded in 1859, the school typically sends 100% of each graduating class on to college. Many of those students—more than 40%—receive tuition assistance. The annual Food for Thought luncheon brings vibrant, thoughtful speakers such Jill Bolte Taylor, Dr. Christine Carter, and Joan Benoit Samuelson to Portland. Read More…