A native of Lincoln and graduate of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, I first came to UNP as a freelance copyeditor. I joined the in-house staff in 2003, and in 2007 was named senior project editor and manager of the Editorial, Design, and Production department. Every day in publishing is unique, just like every other day in publishing.
I began my career in scholarly publishing at the University of Wisconsin Press in 2000 and I’ve been at UNP since 2002. I spent several years in the journals division before defecting to the books side in 2006. I currently oversee in-house typesetting and frontlist ebook production, work with various publishing services partners, and work with authors to guide projects through the editorial and production process each season.
With a BA of journalism in hand, I put off starting a career until I spent a few seasons living and working in Yellowstone National Park and Alaska. I’ve been freelancing as a copyeditor and proofreader since 1997 and have worked at UNP since 2002.
I have a BA in English from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. I have worked for the Press since 2000.
I grew up in rural northeast Ohio and have an MA in literature from the University of Arizona and an MFA in nonfiction from The Ohio State University. I’m working on a book of essays, and I enjoy recording terrible piano covers.
I enjoy helping language become as beautiful and clear as possible. Outside of work I am a musician, edit an art magazine, and I ride my fixed-gear bike and my skateboards.
I worked as a graphic designer in New York for ten years, and was graphic design director for Hixon Design Consultants from 1987 to 1991. I started at UNP in 1994 as marketing designer and Bison Book cover designer, added book-interior design in 2002, and became senior book designer in 2006. I’ve been honored to win the AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show for interior and cover design in 1994, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2014.
I grew up in small northeast Nebraska town. I received a degree in commercial art and have been a book designer at the Press since 1992. I have designed close to one thousand book covers and more than three hundred interiors, covering everything from military history to poetry.
I began book design work in 1999 with an internship learning from Richard Eckersley at the University of Nebraska Press. After studying abroad at the Santa Reparata Graphic Studio in Florence, Italy, I worked in advertising and newspapers from Denver to Vail to Los Angeles. I returned to Nebraska in 2009 to do what I always wanted: design books.
I joined the Press as a typesetter in 2013 and now serve on the design team. I have a MA in new arts journalism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Some of my favorite books published by UNP are from the “American Transnationalism: Perspectives from the Sheldon Museum of Art” series. My favorite color, in design and otherwise, is Pantone 2230 C.
I have a BA in English from Nebraska Wesleyan University and MA in English from the University of Iowa. I started at UNP as secretary to the director, later becoming assistant production manager, which I have done for more than thirty years. I have attended numerous national and regional meetings at which I have shared the latest information and learned from my colleagues in the field.
I started with the Press in 2003 and handle reprints and the production of paperback editions of previously printed works.
I earned my degree in graphic design and media arts from Southeast Community College. I first came to the Press for a three-week internship in 2014 as part of my studies, which led, happily, to a fulltime position at the Press shortly after graduating.