There are many aspects to being a good editor: proofreading, refining content, mining a pile of submissions for gems, researching cool places to send writers and photographers while you sit at your computer…In 2005 I had the opportunity to shape Montana Quarterly as a founding editor, managing the publication for the next seven years. Now as magazines capsize every week, this one thankfully remains. Today I’m editor emeritus (I am smoking a pipe, wearing tweed and sitting at a stately mahogany desk as I write this) and still get to read each and every story before it goes to press.
Balance, Business to Business and At Home
Want to make sure you’re never bored at work? Get a niche publication to press nearly every week for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle as managing editor - you’ll stay focused. Featuring the work of the Gallatin Valley’s most inspiring women, getting inside scoops on businesses around town and snooping inside fancy-pants homes was insane, in the best possible way.
Big Sky Journal
Remember the early 2000s? Photographers still shot film and submitted slides while writers sent manuscripts in manila envelopes with self-addressed stamped envelopes for reply. I survived and eventually thrived during the transition to digital over the next few years as managing editor of this publication, while learning about the unique voices and imagery of the West.
Headwaters Economics: Edited technical reports covering economic development, public lands, wildfire, energy development and climate impacts in communities across the U.S.
Flora of the Yellowstone, by Whitney Tilt: Edited field guide to the flowers, plants, shrubs and grasses of the Greater Yellowstone Region.
Falcon Guides: Edited recreation guide books focused on outdoor adventures across the U.S.
Warren Miller: Edited and wrote copy for Bonnier Corporation’s Warren Miller magazine.
Montana Parent : Provided final edits on the Gallatin Valley’s only parenting-focused monthly magazine.