I’m a Massachusetts-based author, editor, and book coach with over a decade of experience working with authors at all stages of writing. From getting that first line on to the blank page, to restructuring or line editing a manuscript, to polishing that query letter to a shine, I’m here to help!
While my background in editing and publishing includes a wide array of genres, from cookbooks to travel guides, cultural histories, academic nonfiction, and poetry, my true loves are fiction and creative nonfiction. I’m particularly drawn to character-driven work that has a strong relationship to language and a definite plot. Whether I’m engaging with a short story, novel, essay or memoir, I approach editing in a way that allows the story’s voice to find its truest expression. I’m well versed in the “rules” of what makes “good” writing, but I’m more interested in helping authors use all the tools in the craft toolbox to make their work sing. As a coach, I guide writers looking to structure and complete longer works-in-progress, with a particular focus on editorial and publishing advice.
Years in the field: 15
Years freelancing: 8