After my first book for the press, I have gone on to work on several more.
A History of Modern Tibet, vol. 4, In the Eye of the Storm, 1957–1959, by Melvyn C. Goldstein (October 2019)
Rivers of Iron: Railroads and Chinese Power in Southeast Asia, by David M. Lampton, Selina Ho, and Cheng-Chwee Kuik (October 2020)
Cartographies of Youth Resistance: Hip-Hop, Punk, and Urban Autonomy in Mexico, by Maurice Rafael Magaña (November 2020)
Parallel Modernism: Koga Harue and Avant-Garde Art in Modern Japan, by Chinghsin Wu (November 2019)
Coming up later this summer is a book by Roger Garside, with the tentative title China Coup: The Great Leap to Freedom. Each book from this university press has been interesting and challenging in different ways.
Contrary to what you may think, the adult spelling bee gets its name from the age restriction, not the type of words. For some reason, spelling bees are widely regarded as being for children. Not so, in my experience. Here are some I have had fun at.
Soon after I started this blog last summer, the project editor at the Southern Illinois University Press found me and asked if I was interested in copyediting a book for them. Given its daunting name of Mestiza Rhetorics: An Anthology of Mexicana Activism in the Spanish-Language Press, 1887–1922, I had to decide whether I was interested enough and qualified to work with old-fashioned Spanish-language texts written in a period of Mexican history I was not extremely familiar with. I’m glad I said yes. Continue reading An interesting bilingual project→
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.”
I am a member of several professional organizations that have been helpful in different ways over the years.
Back in about 2004, before Microsoft purchased LinkedIn, I joined up as a way to publicize my business. I have added to my profile over the years so that it reflects my background and skills well, and I enjoy making connections.
Looking for my blog? I don’t [didn’t at the time I wrote this in 2014!—Ed.] have one yet, but here is my professional website, where you can find out more about the editorial services I offer and my interests: Beth Chapple’s Freelance Language Services