With nearly twenty years of experience at Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster, I am a seasoned developmental editor, creative writing instructor, and book coach. I provide guidance, inspiration, feedback, and accountability for dedicated fiction and narrative nonfiction writers. As a freelance editor, my strength is developmental editing for novels, short stories, and narrative nonfiction (memoirs and essays).
- Writers who needed one-on-one guidance, support, and accountability.
- Writers who wanted to expand their understanding of the craft to take their stories to the next level.
- Writers who benefited from honest feedback to polish their prose.
- Writers who knew they had an important story to share with the world but were unsure about the first steps.
As an author myself, I know how hard it can be to review my own manuscript with an objective eye. I provide one-on-one manuscript editing and writing coaching/consulting with honest, constructive feedback about what is working and what isn’t. There is no one-size-fits-all approach here. I treat each manuscript as if it were my own, giving it the time and attention it deserves.
All of these experiences have led to teaching positions, first at the College of New Rochelle and Southern New Hampshire University, and now at GrubStreet and the Loft Literary Center, which I really enjoy. You can learn more about me here.
Please contact me to discuss your project. I look forward to hearing from you!
Years in the field: 20
Years freelancing: 7