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Maya Porter

"I just heard from my chair and it passed with no revisions. Couldn't have done it without you."
– E.R.


B.A., Behavioral Studies, Governors State University, Illinois, 1974
M.A., Interpersonal Communications, Governors State University, Illinois, 1976
Fundamentals of Copyediting, George Washington University, 1987
N.D., Doctor of Naturopathy from Trinity College of Natural Health, 2004


Harman, W. W., & Porter, M. M. (Eds.). (1997). The new business of business: Sharing responsibility for a positive global future. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler.

Maynard, H. B., Jr., & Porter, M. M. (1992) The river of consciousness: An allegory. World Academy Perspectives, 6, (4), 49-54.

Porter, M. M. (1998). Y2K and spirituality: An interview with Peter Russell. Perspectives on Business and Global Change, 12, (3), 77-86.

Porter, M. M. (1998). Global mind change: The promise of the 21st century [Book review]. Perspectives on Business and Global Change, 12, (3), 87-92.

Porter, M. M. (1999). An emerging world view in the West and its significance for business. Journal of Human Values, 5, (1), 25-31.

  • Knowledge of both APA and Chicago styles.
    For two years I was one of two production editors for JSHR, Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, a 240-page, peer-reviewed scholarly
    research journal published by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
  • Ability to work either on screen or on hard copy.
    I work in Word in Windows on a PC.
  • Adherence to deadlines.
    I always meet deadlines.
  • Maintaining good relationships with authors.


From 2004 to 2007, I copyedited the articles for the journal Social Development Issues and the Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work for Lyceum Books in Chicago.

In 2000 and 2001, I edited the Chaordic Commons Newsletter, a 28-page, thrice-yearly publication of the Chaordic Commons in California.

For six years, I was the managing editor of Perspectives on Business and Global Change, the 96-page quarterly journal of the World Business Academy. I procured and approved articles and conducted all aspects of the editing and preparation of the journal for printing.

From 1991 through 1993, I was a production editor of JSHR, Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, in Rockville, Maryland. I was copyeditor and proofreader of three issues a year for the 240-page, peer-reviewed scholarly research journal. In addition, I scheduled and supervised all production. This work included collaborating with the graphics department and dealing with authors in the United States and abroad.

From 1988 to the present, I have also additional freelance experience in writing grant proposals; editing conference proceedings; writing articles, annual reports, and booklets for nonprofit organizations; and editing materials for companies.


1987-89: Editor/Researcher/Assistant. Edited and researched a business book, Beyond IBM, McGraw-Hill, 1989. Assisted the co-authors in writing the book proposal, organizing the material, researching business information, copyediting, managing foreign contracts, obtaining book endorsements, planning promotion, and working with McGraw-Hill throughout the production of the book.

1983-86: Executive Director of the St. Louis Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign and Downstate Organizer for the Freeze in Illinois. Wrote and edited a monthly newsletter, wrote press releases, and made TV and radio appearances and lobbying visits to Congress.

1979-83: Contract Manager for the US Department of Labor, in Peoria, Illinois. Wrote RFPs, negotiated subgrants for training programs, wrote and managed contracts, assisted subgrantees with their grant proposals, and helped write the annual plan for the multi-million-dollar CETA program. Started in 1979 as a vocational counselor, placing disadvantaged clients in training programs and providing social services.

1977-79: Employment Interviewer for Wescom, Inc., an electronics assembly plant in suburban Chicago. Hired assembly workers and handled employee relations (benefits, grievances, insurance claims, and safety) in a 2,000-employee plant.

1975-77: Mental Health Counselor, in Joliet, Illinois. Included an internship on the schizophrenic ward of a state mental hospital, three months on the staff of a transitional living facility for former psychiatric patients, and vocational rehabilitation of adults with mental and physical disabilities in a sheltered workshop.