Selected Editing Projects
The Writer's Path
Dominique's Fresh Flavors
School Wise Press
This gentle, supportive guide invites the writer in all of us to come out and play. The text was a treat to edit. Typemarking for the complex design was a challenge: I devised over 40 typemarks for such elements as epigraphs, exercises, examples, notes, poems, quotes, and sidebars.
Co-author Todd Walton wrote:
Dominique's "cooking with latititude" artfully blends favorite ingredients from his native Mauritius and other tropical ports of call with classical cuisine. These dishes, featured at his New Orleans restaurant, will impress and delight your dinner guests.
I enjoyed my role as advocate for the home cook, applying structural editing to organize and clarify the complex ingredient lists, preparation steps, and presentation touches. Someday I'm going to try my hand at "Banana Rum Fettuccine with Coconut Crème Anglaise and Shaved Chocolate Truffle" (page 162). "Looks like Fettuccine Alfredo, but -- surprise! -- it's a dessert."
In its first, wildly successful site, Quokka's "Total Sports Immersion" brought a once-remote sporting event to worldwide computer screens. The Web's capabilities meshed spectacularly with the Whitbread, an epic nine-month race among nine 60-foot yachts. Millions of daily visitors checked in each day to see the latest position reports, read crew email, hear their audio stories, and view their videos and still photos.
Quokka's second race site covered the Around Alone, a challenge for solo sailors that ran from September 1998 to June 1999. Again, legions of loyal fans followed the race, which drew worldwide media attention in November 1998 when sailor Viktor Yazykov performed self-surgery on an infected elbow.
For both sites, I copyedited and fact-checked breaking news stories, features, and sections such as the Virtual Race manual. Over five thousand plucky "virtual sailors" joined the Virtual Race -- from the safety of dry land.
I copyedited California School Rules (1998) and Getting the Public School You Want: San Francisco by Susan Jacobson (1996). I also copyedited the 1997 guidebooks to San Francisco middle schools and high schools (while authoring the elementary school guide). For the three 1996 guidebooks, I did extensive selective editing to fit text within school-profile page counts. I interviewed school staff to fill in blanks and resolve conflicting information.
Lassell-Ramsay projects included these publications:
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