My thirty years of work experience consists of equal parts (1) university teaching, research, and service in the fields of English (rhetoric and composition) and print communications and (2) technical editing for a Fortune 500 company.
My education and employment have taken me from the Midwest (Wisconsin and Iowa) to the Southeast (Louisiana, Florida, and Tennessee). Living in various cities has provided me with a much broader base of understanding than I would have otherwise. The same is true of the considerable travel that I've done, both domestically and internationally.
Several years ago, I chose to reclaim the bliss with which I started my career by becoming an independent scholar. I am now seeking publication for my book about medical education in the United States during the latter half of the twentieth century.
The best advice that I've heard recently? "Never allow success get to your head. Never allow failure get to your heart."