I read widely (and voraciously) and edit just as widely.
I love working on horror, sci-fi, fantasy, cozies, contemporary fiction, literary fiction, poetry, and memoir for YA and adult audiences. I have a special place in my heart for stories with LGBTQIA+ characters, multicultural stories, and retellings. I work on linear stories, branching and interactive stories, novels in verse, multimedia projects, and graphic novels.
Does your project not fit into those categories? Reach out anyway. I might still be interested. And if I can’t help you, I know a bunch of great editors who might be able to.
I offer a range of editing services from big-picture feedback to precise examination of punctuation.
I’m well-known for my developmental editing and manuscript critiques, and I’m really good at amplifying voice and story through line editing too.
Check out my services for fiction, memoir, and poetry.
I could go on and on about all of the experience and knowledge I’ve developed with over twenty years in the publishing industry, but that’s not anywhere near as important as the connections that I build with my clients and the trust they put in me. I care about the people I work with and what they want to accomplish with their writing. And that informs all the work that I do.
I create custom flat rates for every project I work on. The price depends on a number of factors, including how long and complex your project is, what kind of service or package will help you meet your goals, and how long that work would take me.
Want me to create a custom quote for you? Shoot me an email!
I do! First, we’d have a conversation about your work and what you’re hoping to accomplish with it. Then I’d come up with a suggested service or package that could help you meet your goals. If my suggestion sounds good to you, I can give you a sense of what that service would look like applied to your work.
How about we do this choose-your-own-adventure style?
1. We get in touch with one another. We cover some basic questions like timeline and genre. If everything sounds good so far and we decide to keep talking, go to 2. If stuff doesn’t align for us, go to 7.
2. I ask you a boatload of questions and to see your work to better understand what you need. If you respond, go to 3. If you roll your eyes, curse me for being so thorough, and give up, go to 7.
3. After seeing your responses, if I still think I’m the right fit for you and your book, we continue to 4. If there’s some aspect of your book I don’t feel qualified to handle, we go to 7.
4. Considering your responses and your work, I come up with some suggested custom options for you, including their price points. If one of those options looks good to you, go to 5, if not, go to 7.
5. I draw up a short agreement (in plain English, not legalese) to make sure we’re on the same page about all the logistics. I also ask for a deposit at this point to hold your place in my schedule. You sign the agreement and send me the deposit. Woohoo! It’s official! Go to 8.
6. How did you even end up here? Nothing leads you to 6. Go back and try again.
7. You’ve taken a path that leads you away from working with me. If we get to this point, I can help you find another editor who might be a better fit.
8. When the time comes, we work together to make your story kick even more ass. [Insert your choice of happy ending here.]
Sound like your kind of adventure? Shoot me an email!