Freelance Editor, 1982/2006. Highlights: Edited John Crowley’s novel, Dæmonomania (Bantam Books, 2000); Crowley wrote, “Ron’s work was at one end meticulous and painstaking, and at the other large-spirited and helpful with the biggest questions of the book.” Critiqued and copyedited the English translation by Olga Broumas and T Begley of Open Papers (Copper Canyon Press, 1995), a collection of essays by Nobel Laureate Odysseas Elytis. Edited and proofread numerous titles by Samuel R. Delany, including Longer Views (Wesleyan University Press, 1996), Dhalgren (Vintage Books, 2001), and Shoat Rumblin, a work in progress (2002); Delany wrote, “Ron’s editorial acumen is the highest I have encountered in a professional writing career of more than thirty years.”
Incunabula, 1992/present. Editor and Publisher of small press dedicated to producing fine editions of original works by select writers. Published Antiquities: Seven Stories (1993) by John Crowley, short-listed for the World Fantasy Award in 1994; They Fly at Çiron (1993) and Atlantis: Three Tales (1995) by Samuel R. Delany; and “Solutions to Everything” (1994), a broadside by Michael Ventura. Produced the trade edition of Atlantis for Wesleyan University Press. Current project: a deluxe 25th anniversary edition of John Crowley’s
novel, Little, Big.
ElectricStory.com, November 2000/January 2002. Contract editor and proofreader for electronic book publisher.
Microsoft Corporation, Spring 1990/Fall 1996. Various contract positions, including proofreader at Microsoft Press.
Uncle Jam, March 1986/May 1987. Editor in Chief of bimonthly underground newspaper with 50,000-copy circulation throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
“The Sonic Rituals of Pauline Oliveros,” reprinted on Classical Net, September 2006. Last print publication (in two parts) in The Music Paper of New York, October and November 1986.
“The Frequency of Liberation,” a 5000-word critical fiction on the novels of Steve Erickson, reprinted on the Studio Larz Erickson page in July 2006. First published in Science Fiction Eye, August 1993, Issue #12, pp. 69-73.
“Introducing Anton Reicha’s Vienna Quartets,” in The Vienna String Quartets of Anton Reicha, an eight-volume edition in score and parts edited by Ron Drummond and Henrik Löwenmark (Merton Music, London, 2006).
“Broken Seashells,” Black Clock #4, Fall/Winter 2005-06 (California Institute of the Arts, Valencia CA, 2005), pp. 102-3.
“Ducré in Euphonia: Ideal and Influence in Berlioz,” in Cambridge Music Festival 2003 Programme (Cambridge Music Festival Ltd, Cambridge England, 2003), pp. 9-11.
“A Garden Stepping into the Sky,” an official submission to the international design competition for the World Trade Center Memorial (June 2003).
Program Notes for Northwest Sinfonietta (2002-04), including “Jupiter in the Age of Enlightenment,” “Aperçu of Apotheosis” (an all-Beethoven program), “Requiem” (Ravel, Gounod, Fauré), and “An Inner Emigration” (Hindemith, Prokofiev, Stravinsky)
“The Infrequency of Liberation: A Conversation with Steve Erickson,” Steam Engine Time, November 2001, Issue 2, pp. 12-20.
“No Royal Directive: Joseph Haydn and the String Quartet” (July 1999), “The String Quartets of Anton Reicha” (May 2000), and sundry reviews, all published on Classical.Net.
“Beyond the Looking Glass: A Hi-Tech Dream Machine,” a 3000-word feature on virtual reality, Common Ground, Fall 1990.