Since 1997 I have edited books and other publications full-time as an independent editorial consultant. I specialize in academic and public policy issues, particularly international relations. Prior to 1997, at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government I was:

  • senior editor, Center for Science and International Affairs (CSIA, now the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, BCSIA), 1991-96;
  • co-founder and co-editor (1991-94), then executive editor (1994-96), of a book series now published by MIT Press;
  • deputy editor (1991-96) and assistant managing editor (1987-91) of the quarterly journal International Security.

I have:

  • edited dozens of books and articles in the fields of international relations, defense and security affairs, technology policy, and business;
  • managed the publication of numerous books through the entire process: editing, typesetting, proofreading, design, and printing;
  • offered writing workshops to scholars at the University of Oslo, Columbia University, MIT, the University of Chicago, and Harvard University, and taught editing and writing in adult education.


A former member of the Washington State Bar Association, between 1979 and 1987 I practiced law with a large Seattle firm, with the Washington State Legislature as session counsel, and in private practice. I hold a law degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a B.A. in history from the University of Washington.