monica solo on welsh beach


Editing is both avocation and occupation.  I started my career as a newspaper journalist, writing investigative news and features, going on to become the editor-in-chief of a start-up lifestyle magazine, an editor at a national trade magazine, and a research director/editor for an international media organization.

I have a masters in technical communications and a doctorate in communication/media studies. During my time in academia, I wrote a book exploring the intersection of media, market, and sustainability and co-authored two academic books on media, culture, and spirituality. 

On the side, I write literary and suspense fiction and personal essays. The awards I’ve won have encouraged me not to put aside the quill and take up golf instead. Besides writing and editing, my family, friends, and wilderness feed my everyday joy — and the sustainability of each of these is my compass point. Thanks for stopping by my site.