I take a "your book, but better" approach to my edits, valuing preserving each author's voice while leveling it up. I'm the impartial set of eyes you need, swooping in to help you slay your typos and kill your darlings (literary quote reference to show you I know my stuff!). If you want your book to be the best it can be, that's truly the honored job of an editor, and I'm here to make that difference for you.
I have a decade of experience in the traditional and indie publishing worlds, working with everything from academic monographs to niche erotica titles. My particular passions include personal growth/self-help titles, memoir, sexuality education, books with a feminist or social justice focus, and those representing diverse experiences. That said, I'm glad to consider projects across the board!
NOTE: I know how intimidating it can be to reach out for editing services, especially if you're a first-time author. If you need help figuring out what service is right for you, feel free to mention that in your request! I am always glad to talk through where you are, where you're going, and what editing services will get you there.
- Specialized Certificate in Copyediting (UCSD)
- "Becoming a Proofreader" Pass with Distinction (Knowadays)
The Author Incubator
Guided and supported new authors from book conception through publication under the Difference Press imprint. With my assistance, authors (most of whom have never taken on a comparable project) developed a book idea, outlined, planned, and wrote their manuscripts, and then polished the manuscript to publication-ready status.
Provide high-quality editing services including copyedits, proofreads, and publishing services to individual clients on a contract basis, specializing in work with indie clients.
Rowman & Littlefield
Worked with several imprints, including Rowman and Littlefield (sports, literature, film, and teen titles), Lexington Books (sociology and religion titles), and Hamilton Books/University Press of America (memoir), supporting authors from the acquisition of their project through editing, formatting, and publication.
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