Sparkle and shine! My goal as an editor is to bring out the best in a piece of writing while honoring the author’s unique voice, meaning, and intent. After a thorough analysis and determination of what’s effective and what’s needed, I provide extensive feedback and suggestions that will help transform a draft from “good” to its ultimate, best version. To that end, I focus on working closely and collaboratively with clients in order to manifest the original vision for the project.
I’m currently an editor with Literary Mama and worked previously on the staffs of F(r)iction and Carve Magazine. I hold a certification in copyediting from UC San Diego Extension and am an active member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and ACES: The Society for Editing. I’m available to assist on multiple levels—with developmental editing, line editing, copyediting, sensitivity reads, and professional beta reading—and I’ve worked with writers on a variety of projects, including short fiction, nonfiction, and creative nonfiction. I additionally provide consultation on resumes, proposals, and artist’s statements.
As a writer myself, I understand the protectiveness you may feel about your work. Putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) is a brave and sacred act. My approach as an editor entails keeping that top of mind. To get in touch, please head to my contact page and submit a form. I look forward to discussing your creative project!