Bonnie Britt
Editing & Design
Berkeley, CA
Work: 510.540.5845
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Bonnie Britt is a book shepherd—an editor and designer—who guides authors in the publication of their print and digital books. She edits and designs books with the goal of producing high-quality books for retail distribution.

She edited the historical novel, “Dona Gracia: The Woman Who Led Jews to Safety in Muslim Lands” by Aaron Nommaz.

Other titles she’s edited include:
“Why They Stay: Sex scandals, deals, and hidden agendas of nine political wives” by Newsday columnist Anne Michaud

“Last Comforts: Notes from the Forefront of Late Life Care” by former NYT housing columnist Ellen Rand

“School Crisis Response: Reflections of a Team Leader” by psychologist Jeffrey C. Roth.

“The Selma Voting Rights Struggle & the March to Montgomery” by Bruce Hartford.

“Black Life in Old New Orleans” by historian Keith Weldon Medley.

“The Comfort Garden: Tales from the Trauma Unit” by Laurie Barkin.

As chair of the Bay Area Editors’ Forum in 1999-2000, and again in 2003 through 2005, she managed the project that resulted in the design and installation of this website and its interactive database at a project that puts publishers in touch with editors and writers.

She taught a course in copyediting for five years at Media Alliance in Oakland, CA.

And, she has edited for:
* The Economics Department and the Institute for Business and Economic Research at UC Berkeley.
* California state agencies, including the production of “Low-level Radioactive Waste Report” for the California Governor by the technical advisory committee headed by the President of the University of California.
* PoliPoint Press, Sausalito, CA
* “The Teaching Assistant’s Guide to the Basic Course” by Katherine Grace Hendrix, Thomson/Wadsworth, Belmont, CA.
* “Argument Strategies from Aristotle’s Rhetoric” by Mark E. Huglen and Norman E. Clark, Thomson/Wadsworth, Belmont, CA.
* “The Medi-Cal County Data Book” for the California HealthCare Foundation.
* “California Agriculture,” the magazine for the farming industries written by scientists and published by the University of California, Berkeley.
* “The Diversity Handbook” for the National Writers Union.
* “Ovarian Plus International: Gynecologic Cancer Prevention Quarterly,” Springfield, VA

As a journalist, Britt logged more than fifteen years as a news and feature writer for daily newspapers with beats that included civil, family and criminal courts, transportation, air safety, and the environment.

Awards by the NJ Press Association, the Texas UPI Editors and Associated Press Managing Editors; Cited for fine writing in Columbia University Professor Melvin Mencher’s textbook, “News Reporting and Writing," vol. 4.
Footnoted in “Lead Us Not Into Temptation: Catholic Priests and the Sexual Abuse of Children” by Jason Berry

Columbia University, M.S. Journalism
Boston University, B.A. Philosophy




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