While at Macmillan, I worked with high-profile authors, including R.L. Stine and Meg Cabot.
I am also a strategically-minded person with a solid understanding of both the traditional publishing and self-publishing businesses.
🎔 romance (especially LGBTQ+)
🎔 science fiction
🎔 young adult
Types of edits that I offer:
✎ Developmental Edit
✎ Editorial Assessment
✎ Copy Edit
✎ Query letter review
I'm also happy to work with you to figure out an out-of-the box service that will best help you with your project.
★ If you're in the planning stages of a new project, I can read your character descriptions and beat sheet/plot summary and give feedback
★ If you're actively drafting something, I can act like a critique partner and read your pages week by week (or month by month) and give feedback while you're still working on it.
★ If there's something else you need help with, let me know!
And of course, if you’re unsure of what service you need, let me know!
Also, I’d like to try to work with your budget, so if you have one, please let me know. I set my prices based on a variety of factors, including (but not limited to) word count, type of edit, amount of work the manuscript needs, etc.
Selected past experience:
🕮 Editor at Macmillan Children's Publishing Group (5 years)
🕮 Editorial and project management for nonfiction projects at McGraw-Hill (2 years)
🕮 Head of Production at chart-topping podcast + serialized fiction studio (3.5 years)
Realm (formerly Serial Box)
Ushered projects through the editorial and production process, project managed serialized audiobooks and podcasts, wrote and proofread copy for new projects.
From 2011-2018, I worked in the editorial department at Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, working my way up from intern to editor. I edited a variety of projects, including young adult books (mostly romance, historical, fantasy, and non-fiction) and middle grade novels. I also wrote, edited, and proofread cover and jacket copy, wrote selling points, and project managed a variety of books.
Project managed nonfiction books, researched and requested permissions, and handled editorial schedules.
Fact-checking, writing, interviewing, researching, web editing.
The Fordham Ram
As a section editor at Fordham University's journal of record, I brainstormed story ideas, contacted writers, edited stories, designed The Ram’s 3-4 page opinions section in InDesign, wrote stories almost weekly. Also created graphics featured in the publication.
WFUV (90.7 FM)
Copywriting, research, image and newsletter creation.
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