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Editing and Pre-Print Production: Ruth's Livelihood
I'm a freelance technical editor and pre-print production specialist. I love the wide variety of work that's come my way in the past couple of decades, and look forward to the kinds of work that will come to my hand in the next few decades. My current worklife has seasonal tides that match the academic year, as a majority of my clients are thesis and dissertation students. I am on a short list of recommended technical review Editors for students at CIIS, and perform both technical review editing and offer copyediting services. I would be glad to bid on your projects, whether you need help with word processing and formatting, on through pre-press technical editing. To enquire, send an email to
Update: I have moved into a professional website for the editing/writing and art sales business sides of my life - Ruth - See Editing for more detail on the editing business.
Of potential interest to grad students and other research-hounds, I've installed WikiNDX, a reference aggregator and organizer in multi-user mode. You can register, create a database and insert your own references, make notes to yourself about them, and download reference lists in your preferred format. Since I work mainly in APA, the default format is set there, but you may format your lists to your favorite flavor of style manual.
Journaling ArtsWriting and editing are also things I enjoy on a hobby level. I keep an online LiveJournal, and am active on various arts email discussion lists. Drawing, painting, concept- mapping and art techniques of all kinds go along with the sacred quotidien of my written journaling. I thrive in a community that shares ideas, inspiration, and encouragement to try new ways of blending imagery, color and words.
Other Kinds of Art
Since January of 2003, a handful of art friends have begon to gather, and are
working our way through different art forms for pleasure. Currently we all seem to be
on a bead kick, or rather, we've been joined by an avid beader and everybody's
fascinated with wanting to know how she makes the wonders she does, and that's
brought in more book-arts and beading mavens!
First Salmon. ©2003 Ruth Temple
in early August, some of the art gathers group went up the hill to meet with ConText, the Contemporary Textile Artists' Guild, who spent this meeting on Beadmania! I had wanted to start a bead embroidery piece, and after finding that working on leather is a little tougher than I wanted to spend the effort on, that bead embroidery onto a good cloth backing (I wound up using a scrap of narrow-wale corduroy) works up incredibly fast, and I was delighted to finish this tree the next afternoon!
Since the summer of 2002, I've been taking book and paper arts classes at the
San Francisco Center for the Book. and have
received certification to run the Vandercook presses. I've bought a bit of type
(Century Schoolbook font), and am collecting sample texts I think it would be cool to
set, and have a chapbook project in mind... on down the road some year.
The National Novel Writing
Month happens in November each year, and I set me down to Write. A bunch.
Every day. The sign-up boards are open, now that it's October: I'm there as
RuTemple. This year I'm actually going to mock up and outline a plot, and see where
it goes. Go thou and dare yourself!
Art by the Inch
In November, 2003, inspired by a housemate about to embark on National Novel
Writing Month, Tricia Leach began a project that I hope will go on for years: Art by the Inch. This is a 30-day
challenge to set a goal to create a certain number of square inches of artwork (any
medium) and to share the process with other artists.
"Practice Words," suggests a calligraphy teacher I know. Create lists of
words that resonate and practice writing them in your chosen hand... She suggests
that one create sample lists including: round words, action words, contemplative
words, musical words... Abecediaries, or studies that use all the letters in the
alphabet, are also a calligrapher's delight.
WayzGoose Magazine: A
Feast of Arts and Letters
This page created 6/2/2002, updated often, including 02/28/2006
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