New client: University of California Press

San Francisco MOMA redesign
The new SFMOMA, view from Yerba Buena Gardens
I got a chance to meet a couple of the senior editors on staff at UC Press last May during the Saturday lunch at my first National Museum Publishing Seminar. That’s a biennial conference that was held at the Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco this year. A highlight of the weekend was the party at “the newly transformed and expanded San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) [, which] opened its doors to the public on May 14, 2016.”

After the conference I sent information about my freelance editorial services to several managing editors. Now I am in the middle of copyediting my first book for UC Press, Life on the Other Border: Farmworkers and Food Justice in Vermont, by Teresa M. Mares. Soon I’ll be able to add a new book to my portfolio! The author has done some intriguing research into conditions for dairy workers now that immigration enforcement has escalated. Most likely I was assigned this book due to my knowledge of Spanish, availability, and the fact that only a light edit is needed. But I am glad to be working on it, since I love Mexican food and culture, cooking, and am a former New Englander, among other things.

Update one hour later, after listening to John Oliver of Last Week Tonight on Fresh Air: Well, there’s more. I have also been married for nearly 31 years to a man who is not a U.S. citizen, and he got his green card by marrying me. And I’m very glad to be working with a publisher based in Oakland, California, where my mother lives.

Photo credit: 2017, Jon McNeal, © Snøhetta

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