Close Reader Editing
Sometimes you need not only an editor’s sharp eye, but a keen ear for language only an experienced writer can provide. As an author, I have written fiction, articles, essays, and book reviews. My work has appeared in national magazines and journals as well as an award-winning book. I hold a BA in English and an MFA in creative writing (my thesis was a collection of short fiction), and I’ve taught composition and literature at the university level.
As an editor, I sponsored the student organization for my university’s literary journal, editing submissions at all levels of the publishing process. For the past twelve years, I have worked full time as a professional editor/manuscript reader, editing novels, short stories, essays, memoirs, and works of nonfiction for both beginning and established writers.
For fiction, I have edited novels in many genres (literary fiction, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, suspense, etc.). I also enjoy editing nonfiction books on a variety of subjects, including history, literature, biography, and self-improvement (though I welcome other subjects–just ask). Finally, I have written SAT and TOEFL testing passages for high school and college students on a variety of academic subjects.
Please visit my website for more details. For matters of style, I follow The Chicago Manual of Style, The Heath Handbook, and Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary unless alternate guides are requested.
Years in the field: 14
Years freelancing: 12