ISA Document Design

I worked with the International Society of Arboriculture to develop a series of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the purpose of interpreting tree care standards and providing guidelines of practice for arborists, tree workers, and the people who employ their services. The updated Pruning BMP was created in Adobe InDesign and Copy Edited in Adobe InCopy. It has a more … Read More

Founding a Design Lab

I helped to kickstart the Rutgers Writing and Design Lab (RWDL), a forward-thinking multiliteracy center with a focus on digital composition. The RWDL offers face-to-face tutoring for a population of nearly 6,000 students, as well as workshops in document and instructional design.  As a senior consultant, I helped create student videos, craft effective presentations, podcasts, and web publications. We also … Read More

Enculturation | Intermezzo

I created, designed, edited, and copyedited the first ever print edition of Enculturation|Intermezzo — a refereed journal of rhetoric and culture. Conceptually, this was a difficult project. The journal was/is internet-based, and I was asked to translate an active, hyperlinked website onto static sheets of paper. The editors at enculturation wanted multiple authors to “talk to one another inside the … Read More

Journal of Biological Sciences

The Journal of Biological Sciences posed an interesting problem. The copy was dense, difficult, and outside the scope of my interests. Here’s a title of one of the articles: My eyes strained under the weight of hyper-specific technical language: Hedera helix, Liriodendron tulipifera, and Xylella fastidious. There was also a bunch of data that I wasn’t qualified to verify, though … Read More