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Most of my career so far consists of a highly collaborative role as Production Editor for the world’s largest music print publisher. I have 20 years’ experience editing, proofreading, acquiring graphic elements, and preparing hundreds of best-selling songbooks and instrumental methods for print and digital publication. During my tenure at Hal Leonard, I worked with world-class music instructional authors such as Dave Rubin, Troy Stetina, Tom Kolb, Doug Boduch, Joe Charupakorn, Chris Kringel, Michael Mueller, Chad Johnson, Coreen Sheehan, and Jeff Bowders. In addition, I collaborated with professional recording artists Jim Riley (Rascal Flatts), Pierre Bensusan, and Andols Herrick (ex-Chimaira) to produce their exceptional publications.

In 2015, I had the opportunity to serve as editor and consultant for musician/educator Ariane Cap’s first book, Music Theory for the Bass Player. This was my first time working with an independent author and proved to be a more rewarding experience than I could have ever imagined, as the book has consistently been an Amazon Best Seller since its release.

A teacher’s daughter, I pride myself in being a lover of learning. I have a vast range of interests including but not limited to socioeconomic issues, behavioral health, history, the new golden age of television, and infotainment. In 2007, I took up belly dancing as a hobby, attending techniques classes, workshops, and events where I learned historical and cultural aspects of this ancient art form. If you or your organization is planning on publishing books about raqs sharqi or its contemporary offspring, my alter ego Veela will be happy to help!

I was born, raised, and continue to reside in the Greater Milwaukee (Wisconsin, USA) area with my feline assistants.

Podrick & Brienne, 2022