EDITOR • COACH • WRITER
AN INDEPENDENT EDITOR WITH 15 YEARS IN BOOK PUBLISHING, I OFFER IN-DEPTH, INSIGHTFUL, AND INTUITIVE WRITING & EDITING SERVICES.
Most recently, I was a Senior Editor at Grove Atlantic, where I edited literary fiction, literature in translation, thrillers, memoir, and narrative nonfiction. Previously, I was at Other Press and Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
In 2018, I decided to work directly with creatives to help their projects achieve the fullest expression. At the root of my practice is a belief that every story has a way forward, which requires deep listening, trust, and courage.
The craft of revision is one I've learned through my editorial work, my own writing journey (having received an MFA in fiction from Hunter College), and as a teacher. For over a decade, I was an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Columbia University's MFA Writing Program, where I taught a popular workshop for fiction and nonfiction writers called Revise Like An Editor.
My focus currently is primarily fiction, but I take on nonfiction when it's a good fit. I have a special place in my heart for spiritually-minded projects that overlap with my work in the healing arts.
SOME AUTHORS I HAVE WORKED WITH:
Kathleen Alcott, Olivia Clare, Paula Daly, Pamela Binnings Ewen, Bryan Denson, Sharon Lynn Fisher, Jennifer Givhan, Samantha Harvey, Michelle Hoover, Robert Lanza, Alice LaPlante, Faith Merino, Bonnie Nadzam, Kenzaburo Oe, Audur Ava Olafsdottir, Richard Polsky, Anna Quinn, Karolina Ramqvist, Sarah Schmidt, Mark Haskell Smith, Rob Spillman, Margaret Wrinkle, Yan Lianke, John Zada.
BOOKS I HAVE EDITED HAVE:
Won the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, the American Book Award, the Icelandic Literature Prize, the Nordic Book Prize, and the Per Olov Enquist Prize; were finalists for the Man Booker International, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the PEN Literary Award, the CWA Gold Dagger Award, the Lambda Literary Award, and the Financial Times Oppenheimer Emerging Voices Award; and were long-listed for the Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize) and the PEN Translation Prize.
WORK WITH ME
I OFFER A VARIETY OF SERVICES:
Manuscript evaluation, developmental and line editing for manuscripts (ranging from short stories to book-length projects), writing services, and short & long term coaching to help you move through the writing/revision process.
My project fees and hourly rates are determined by the scope of the project and customized to each writer's needs. Please email me for a free consultation, availability, and an estimate.