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Welcome to my home on the web. I am a developmental editor and author coach living in Costa Rica. As your writing partner, I will help you to work more efficiently, maintain focus, have more fun during the writing process, and create a better final product. Together, we’ll get your stories, analyses, ideas, and lessons learned ready for publication!
- Musicology (especially jazz)
- Pan-African studies (all)
- Indigenous studies
- Natural history (especially birds and birding)
- Holistic health (herbalism, Eastern modalities, vegetarian/vegan diet)
- Computer science (but the tech and outcomes have to be really compelling)
I am also available for coaching sessions, no matter if you are a first-time author trying to get across the finish line alive and sane, or an old pro with a touch of writer’s block.
Currently, I am a consulting writer and editor for XPM2 Partners , quality improvement editor for PulseLearning, article editor for the AIM Group, and volunteer proofreader for the Journal of Caribbean Ornithology. And, obviously, I selectively take on projects as a freelancer. My prior roles include:
- Nonfiction editor, Propertius Press
- Copy editor, The Pragmatic Bookshelf
- Associate editor, Madavor Media (JazzTimes magazine, BirdWatching magazine)
- Quality assurance editor, Fire Engine Red
- Developmental editor, Manning Publications
- Senior technical writer, DataPath/Rockwell Collins
- Program development specialist, NOAA Office of Coastal Management
- Multimedia developer and cofounder, Sage Island
- Adjunct English instructor, Commonwealth College (no longer in operation)
I’ve also completed the following workshops and training—all directly related to helping you brainstorm ideas, explore solutions, reach agreement (including with yourself), and teach others:
- Basic and advanced facilitation design workshops with Ingrid Bens
- Training design workshops with Jean Barbazette
- Project Management Essentials certificate from the American Management Association
- Art and Science of Effective Web and Application Design certificate from Human Factors International
Email sean (at) seandennis (dot) com, or use the WhatsApp or Skype links on the right.