As a writer and an editor, my experience ranges from traditional to commercial to indie/self-publishing to small-press literary journals. I currently serve as the Managing Editor at Prairie Schooner, one of the oldest and most celebrated literary journals in the US. I am dedicated to supportive critique, to empathetic editing, and to the creative exchange of ideas.
I'm an enthusiastic and detail-oriented professional editor and writer with a MFA degree in creative writing and ten years of broad professional editorial experience. I bring to each project a unique range of experience, expertise in multiple editorial styles, creative problem-solving skills, clear communication, and an eye for clean, concise copy.
From substantive developmental editing to a nitty-gritty proofread, I’ve helped writers with a range of work across multiple genres. Whether you’re looking for a short story critique, feedback on query letters or other submission materials, or a full-on line edit of a manuscript draft, I’d love to take a look.
Prairie Schooner is one of the oldest and most-respected literary journals in the United States, currently in its 92nd year of continuous publication.
History Press empowers history enthusiasts to write local stories for local audiences.
Publishers Weekly is an international source for book publishing and bookselling news, reviews, and information.
CreateSpace, an Amazon company, helps people independently publish and distribute books in physical or digital formats. During my two years in the company I was promoted twice. My work ranged from company-wide collaboration to implement data-driven decisions and document policy and process improvements to performing in-house editing and basic manuscript formatting for VIP clients like Hugh Howey and H.M. Ward, from managing productivity and subject-matter expertise within a team of editorial coordinators to serving as a liaison between authors and third-party vendors.
For more than six years, I've been working collaboratively with indie authors and publishers to provide a variety of editorial services. From editorial assessment to developmental editing, from copy/line edits to proofreads, I am flexible, thorough, and committed to delivering work that directly answers to the author's goals for the project.
Milkweed Editions is an independent publisher of literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The mission is to identify, nurture, and publish transformative literature, and build an engaged community around it.
Yemassee Journal is the literary journal of the University of South Carolina, founded in 1993.
Austin, a struggling screenwriter living in LA, is transported to the medieval city of Galiana, where he is charged with murder. He is suddenly transported back to LA and sets off in search of the only book written about the medieval kingdom. But Austin is not the only one interested in the book – Serge Orosgo, a powerful billionaire and family friend, wants the books so badly that he threaten... read more
From student loans to savings accounts, cars to credit scores, I Am Net Worthy covers all the essential aspects of personal finance for today's young adults. Let's face it, many young adults and millennials today have no grasp over their personal finances. In a world where everybody is trying to one up one another, it's more important for people to "look" rich right now, rather than be rich or... read more
Where I'm Supposed To Be is a heartfelt novel about love and self-discovery. It will make you laugh, cry, and stop to think about what's really important in life.An inspiring read perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes, Catherine Ryan Hyde, and Jodi Picoult.When Casey and her husband, Jason, decide to add a new member to their family, a feisty Shih Tzu puppy, aptly named Roxie with the Moxie, a glimme... read more
Jane’s in a rut. Can she dig herself out without burying her best friend?Jane Desmond feels like a failure. Sure, she has a good job and a roof over her head, but nothing else seems to ever go her way. Unwanted attention from an infatuated coworker and meddlesome matchmaking from her mother has her professional and social life in tatters. When her best friend Thea loses her job a few days afte... read more
A witchin' new series from USA Today bestselling author A. GARDNER!Ember Greene, savvy businesswoman and troubled psychic, returns to her family's bakery in southern Alabama after her sister mysteriously disappears.The magical folks of Misty Key have always lived in harmony. But that all changes when a maid at the local hotel is murdered, and a rogue witch is to blame. Desperate to find her si... read more
Diverse characters. Diverse tales. Sometimes intertwining. There is Salma, facing a spiritual crisis in a country steeped in dogma; Hussam - a billionaire’s son who tries but fails to conceal his gay relationship; Mohammed, a bigamist, grasping tightly to antiquated patriarchal ideals at the expense of his love life; Mike, who adopts cultural appropriation to provide him with a stable foundati... read more
Near the midpoint of the Upper Peninsula, along a Lake Michigan bend of shore, is the town of Manistique, Michigan. Mark had never heard of Manistique before the death of his estranged aunt, but as sole beneficiary of Vivian's estate, he travels there to settle her affairs. As Mark tours his aunt's house for the first time, the doorbell rings.Days after graduating medical school, Dr. Emily Dav... read more
Prairie Schooner, a national literary quarterly published with the support of the English Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska Press, is home to the best fiction, poetry, essays, and reviews being published today by beginning, mid-career, and established writers.
Humans have always connected deeply to the idea of home. In Bryn Chancellor’s nine stories, home means, in part, the physical spaces: the buildings, cities and towns, the fragile, imperious landscapes of the region. But home is also profoundly rooted in intangibles. Set in urban and rural Arizona, home, for the characters in these stories, is love—familial, romantic, and unrequited. It is loss... read more
In his prize-winning poetry collection Reliquaria, R. A. Villanueva embraces liminal, in-between spaces in considering an ever-evolving Filipino American identity. Languages and cultures collide; mythologies and faiths echo and resound. Part haunting, part prayer, part prophecy, these poems resonate with the voices of the dead and those who remember them. In this remarkable book, we enter the ... read more
Is your speaking letting you down? I am confident that you, like me, have sometimes spoken words in anger, without thinking. Almost as soon as the words leave your mouth, you’re already regretting saying them. Then follows the awkward apology, the ‘trying to set things right’ conversation. How often have you spoken in a work-related context and felt you haven’t quite done justice to yourself, ... read more
In The World Was Our Stage, producer/director Doug Wilson recounts his incredible fifty-year journey with ABC Sports and its beloved sports anthology program ABC's Wide World of Sports. His natural story telling style and entertaining anecdotes capture not only "the human drama of athletic competition"--the hallmark of ABC's coverage--but also the unforgettable golden era of sports television.... read more
Tracing Kentucky's unusual history through its early days as the rough-and-tumble frontier and its settling down and growing up in dozens of directions, Only in Old Kentucky" offers a series of novel and fascinating stories of bygone days from Cadiz to Versailles. Kentucky's saltpeter reserves take a backseat to coal mining today but played a critical role in the military engagements of yester... read more
For generations, Whidbey Island's vivid beauty has made it a home for those drawn in by a rural landscape and thriving communities. Whether native tribes, pioneers, vacationers or retirees, all have enjoyed the island's legacy. Their stories illustrate Whidbey Island residents' devotion to their home. Authors Elizabeth Guss, Janice O'Mahony and Mary Richardson offer a compelling anthology that... read more
Join OnMilwaukee.com's Bobby Tanzilo for a behind-the-scenes tour of Milwaukee's past. Sail out to the Breakwater Lighthouse, scramble up the wings of the Milwaukee Art Museum and dig up the city's roots on the corner of Water Street and Wisconsin Avenue. Seize the chance to do a little urban spelunking and explore basilicas, burial grounds and breweries. Ring the bell in the city hall tower, ... read more
Women played prominent roles during Stockton's growth from gold rush tent city to California leader in transportation, agriculture and manufacturing. Heiresses reigned in the city's nineteenth-century mansions. In the twentieth century, women fought for suffrage and helped start local colleges, run steamship lines, build food empires and break the school district's color barrier. Writers like ... read more
Roger M. Young turned his back on his conservative upbringing when he left home at eighteen and joined the Coast Guard. He was quite happy with his life. When he served as a groomsman at his best friend Rick Santelli's wedding, dating Denise Perigault, Rick's teenaged sister-in-law, was the last thing on his mind. And she felt the same way too. Having recently finished her junior year in high ... read more
The Greene sisters are back in this witchin' new series from USA Today bestselling author A. GARDNER!Kill 'em with kindness . . . or just kill 'em. A simple act of southern hospitality pulls Ember Greene into a murder investigation when she finds her new neighbor, a vampire exec at Corpse Corp., dead. And the mysterious wound that killed him points to someone she least suspects.The coastal tow... read more
The Greene sisters are at it again in this witchin' new series from USA Today bestselling author A. GARDNER!A hotel billionaire is dead, and Ember Greene is the prime suspect.Misty Key's annual Mardi Gras celebrations are approaching, and the Lunar Bakery is busier than ever cranking out beignets and King cakes. Ember is tasked with juggling her responsibilities at the family bakery with her n... read more
For some people, technology is a necessary evil – for others, it’s something they can’t imagine living without. For Christine McNamara – a ground-breaking businesswoman and technical expert – it has led to a dynamic and rewarding career in the Information Technology industry. Christine’s journey into the world of technology began in 1986, when the new generation of mini computers was considere... read more
An updated edition to a classic book about the amazing benefits of everyone's favorite food: Chocolate!Dark chocolate sales are on the rise as people embrace the concept that chocolate can truly be good for them. But how do they know what to eat, how much, and which kinds are the best?The Chocolate Therapist answers these questions and more. This book has everything a person needs to know to s... read more
An ancient crystal ball is hidden on the Georgia coast, and a killer will stop at nothing to find it.Ember Greene, a sharp businesswoman but troubled psychic, is invited to a Seer retreat on the Georgia coast complete with fruity cocktails, spa treatments, and daily affirmations. But her relaxing weekend turns sour when a dead body turns up in the hotel kitchen. The victim, a suspected witch c... read more
The Yin-Yang Diet is a modern, scientific approach to balanced nutrition based on the ancient Asian concept of Yin and Yang. Yin and Yang describe how opposites or contrary forces are interconnected, interdependent and complimentary. The book explains the Yin or Yang nature of foods and nutrients and how they affect our constantly changing body chemistry. A diet that is too extreme in either Y... read more
Ellie Quinn has spent most of her sixteen years behind the scenes, helping her father manage a crew of four-legged movie stars. Although she longs to be acknowledged as an animal trainer in her own right, she often gets stuck babysitting actors’ personal pets and is known around the studio as “the dog sitter for the stars.”When teen megastar Kate Montgomery’s sidekick gets fired while filming ... read more
If you think you're funny and you want others to think so? The this is book for you. Dean has cracked to joke structure code, and then developed an original joke writing system, The Joke Prospector. This is the most comprehensive step by step manual on the planet for learning the principles and skills of being funny.
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From bestselling nonfiction and cookbooks to novels and short story collections, I've helped authors polish their work for over 10 years.
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