I'm John Deever, a writer, editor, and proofreader. I've worked in university and nonprofit communications for several decades, on jobs large and small. I enjoy the collaborative process, have leaned toward stories involving science and service whenever possible, and offer intensive attention to detail and creative self-reliance.
I've covered science, business, law, and engineering for Santa Clara Magazine, research and technology for Ohio State Alumni Magazine, and innovation and business for UC Berkeley-Haas magazine. For over a decade I've been a behind-the-scenes freelance editor for the Berkeley-Haas, Santa Clara, and Kenyon College alumni magazines, editing and proofreading. Meanwhile, I've tackled lots of projects from book-length editing to shaping and improving reports for nonprofits like The Nature Conservancy. For several years I was the managing editor in Washington, DC, of Give & Take: A Journal on Civil Society in Eurasia, a quarterly nonprofit publication highlighting environmental NGOs and international partnerships in the countries of the former Soviet Union.