I've spent years working as a writer, editor, slush reader, and interviewer for a variety of publications.
At Clarkesworld Magazine, I spent my time reading thousands of science fiction and fantasy short story submissions. I assessed the merits of the story, provided edits, and found something to praise within each submission before passing it along to the editor-in-chief for final evaluation. I analyzed the text for clear character motivations, provided guidance on world building, and supplied plot enhancements to help each aspect of the story to form a cohesive whole.
A story I am particularly proud of helping to publish is "Last Resort" by award winning author Nicole Kornher-Stace. It is an excellent example of a unique voice, fully formed characters, and an engaging world that grabs a reader's attention and doesn't let go.
I can bring that experience and knowledge to editing your fine works of short and novel length fiction. My passion and experience lies within softer science fiction and fantasy where character, heart, and excitement are at the forefront.
As your editor, I will focus on helping you to craft a cohesive setting populated with engaging characters that will draw readers into your world. With my help, you'll banish clichés, expand characterizations, and mold your plot into a complete story that will be irresistible to editors and readers alike. I will provide you with a deep critical analysis of your plot structure, character composition, setting details, and supply finely tuned edits to improve the clarity of your vision.
In addition to years working for Clarkesworld Magazine, I was also co-editor of a well-regarded city website where I managed a team of writers. It covered the niche aspects of Philadelphia's diverse culture.