I have an M.A. in instructional design and have been writing professionally since 1979. My experience includes work as a technical writer for Fredrickson Communications, Park Nicollet Medical Foundation, and the St. Paul Companies.
As a freelance writer and development editor, I’ve worked with Cengage Learning, Houghton Mifflin Company, Hazelden Publishing, Mayo Clinic, UnitedHealth Group, and other organizations and individuals.
Since 1990, I’ve been a contributing editor to the Master Student Series of books by Dave Ellis. Becoming a Master Student is America’s best-selling college textbook, now in its 15th edition.
Career Planning Supplement to Becoming a Master Student by Dave Ellis, Stan Lankowitz, Ed Stupka, and Doug Toft, Houghton Mifflin, 2002.
Helping Chronically Addicted Adolescents: Problems, Perspectives, and Strategies for Recovery by Cardwell C. Nuckols, A.G. Porcher III, and Doug Toft, McGraw-Hill, 1994.
The Caregiver’s Journey: When You Love Someone with AIDS by Mel Pohl, Deniston Kay, and Doug Toft, Harper San Francisco, 1991.
The Disease Concept of Alcoholism and Other Drug Addiction, Hazelden, 1990, which I co-authored with Dr. Norman Miller, sold over 80,000 copies.
HIV: What You Need to Know by Dorothy Flynn and Doug Toft, Hazelden, 1989.