Everyone has a story to tell.
I have the passion and skills to help you tell yours well.
My specialty is words—from providing thoughtful, in-depth feedback as an editor to crafting dynamic messages as a writer, I am here to help you find the confidence you need to send your words into the world.
Just as no two people are alike, every project requires a unique, tailored approach. Using a detailed process, I will encourage you to refine and strengthen your ideas while developing your unique voice and style. My desire is help every writer I work with grow so that the skills you gain during our time together will not only benefit the project at hand but your future endeavors as well. I strive to give clear, valuable feedback that is custom-made for your individual needs and vision. Wherever you are in the writing process, I can help you reach the next step.
With a master’s degree in creative writing and several years of university tutoring, I bring together a unique blend of literary expertise and a passion for conversations about words. While I specialize in children’s literature, or kid lit (picture books through young adult novels), I have worked with writers on a variety of projects including
- personal essays
- academic papers
- query letters
- social media content
- leadership manuals
This range of experience provides me with the versatility and flexibility to give your work the highest level of care.
Experienced and Enthusiastic Writer
Writing is difficult endeavor to say the least, and having someone at your side who knows this path is invaluable. An agented author, I have firsthand experience of working with a manuscript from the first sparks of an idea to the composition of a successful query letter. As a member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), I attend writing conferences and can provide you with up-to-date industry knowledge and resources.
As a writer, I approach fiction and nonfiction content creation with the same enthusiasm for powerful storytelling, applying all my skills to craft concepts, themes, or information into compelling and persuasive text.
Includes brainstorming, organization, and big-picture feedback at any stage of the writing process
Review for content, style, and consistency with attention to grammar, clarity, flow, punctuation
Assessing grammar, punctuation, and typos
High-level analysis of character arcs, overall themes, etc.
Big-picture feedback on first drafts to finished projects from a professional and trained reader on global concerns
Get your submission materials ready to send into the world
Original content creation for fiction and nonfiction, back cover copy, blurbs, promotional posts, blog posts, brainstorming, sell sheets, etc.
Whether you have a young adult science fiction manuscript or an academic thesis, if you’re brainstorming or need a final polish, I am here to help!
- Bachelor’s Degree: English Literature
- Master’s Degree: English with specialization in Creative Writing
- Visiting Scholar: studied at Oxford University
- Published, Agented Writer: freelance articles, short stories, poetry
- Communications Coordinator for international conference center, creating dynamic and creative content for social media and website pages
- 6+ years experience in editing fiction and nonfiction
- 5+ years of university tutoring and teaching experience across the curriculum
- Editor for Japan Harvest (official print publication for Japan Evangelical Missionary Association)
Colorado Springs, CO
Business phone: (719)465-8722
Years in the field: 8
Years freelancing: 6