I love working one-on-one with authors to transform their manuscripts, help them fulfill their visions, and get their books into readers' hands. No matter what level of editing you need, I aim for a perfect, polished piece every time.
I've spent much of my fifteen-plus-year career working with traditionally published and self-published authors. I’ve been fortunate to collaborate with Big Four editors, designers, agents, publicists, and marketers, as well as with many New York Times bestselling authors who've been featured on the TODAY show and in the New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, ELLE, and Publishers Weekly, to name a few.
As a professional editor, I’ll work closely with you to identify issues, resolve problem areas, clarify intended meanings, improve style, maintain your unique voice, and ensure your message or story gets across clearly to your target audience. I know when to follow all the rules—and when it's appropriate to bend them.
With my work background, my proficiency in Chicago and other styles, and my attention to detail, you can be sure your book will meet professional industry standards—and, just as important, your readers' high standards.
I love editing books of many genres, but I have a special interest in nonfiction, particularly health and wellness. I grew up in a family with many health-care professionals and enjoy living an active, healthy lifestyle. As a full-time medical editor, I am also interested in the sciences and keep up with the latest research.
Although my job is to help guide you through the editing process, I intentionally collaborate with authors whose books will teach me something new or reveal an interesting perspective.
I spend much of my free time cooking, baking bread, running, watching a good movie or TV show with my husband, traveling, enjoying the outdoors, drinking coffee and tea, and, of course, reading—usually thrillers, Southern literature, and British literature (my favorite fiction genres/subgenres to edit).
Due to a very high volume of requests, I will do my best to respond within 24–48 hours.
Please note that I do not perform developmental editing for fiction. I also do not edit yogi or mystic memoirs; your manuscript would be better suited for an editor who specializes in those areas.
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Pediatric Neurosciences, Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin
Edit and prepare documents including biomedical journal articles and book chapters
Obtain permission to republish material as needed
Validate and format manuscript references before manuscript submission
Coordinate with marketing for post-publication publicity
Write and edit official documents communicating the program's mission and objectives to key audiences
Prepare, curate content for, and distribute program's internal and external newsletters
Assist in generating content for the program's website and social media platforms
Facilitate and edit content for Doximity clinician-contributed articles
Perform administrative and editorial tasks as Managing Editor, Annals of the Child Neurology Society
Perform substantive/developmental editing, line editing, copy editing, proofreading, research, and fact-checking for book manuscripts
Guide authors through the editing and production process
Edit online sales copy for e-tailers and jacket copy for print books
Edit research papers, government reports, nonprofit organization literature, web copy and blogs, general marketing and ad copy, and professional lecture and conference materials
SmartBox Dental Marketing
Edit onsite content, books, e-books, email marketing messages, ads, and press releases for clients
Edit books, monthly magazine, press releases, podcasts, emails, white papers, and other company marketing and promotional materials
Research market competition and materials for clients and optimize content for SEO
Write and edit original, unique onsite content and blogs
Turner Publishing Company
Edited manuscripts for content
Copyedited using Chicago Manual of Style and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, fact-checked, and proofread manuscripts to ensure accuracy on a per-title basis and across each series
Created style sheets to reference when editing standalone books or subsequent books by the same author or in the same series
Turner Publishing Company
Oversaw production of entire print and digital frontlist of approximately 36 fiction and nonfiction titles per year for Turner, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Howell Book House, and Fieldstone Alliance imprints
Developed and edited manuscripts, including fact-checking and researching, to ensure clarity and accuracy while meeting tight deadlines
Worked closely with agents and authors, including New York Times bestselling authors, to ensure high-quality, error-free books appealing to target markets
Strategically developed seasonal lists in conjunction with marketing department
Wrote engaging and relevant jacket copy
Copyedited marketing materials and digital and print ads
Managed work, schedules, and budgets for a team of 20+ freelancers, including designers, typesetters, illustrators, copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers
Reviewed copyedits per The Chicago Manual of Style, house style, and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
Assisted in creating book titles
Provided art direction for covers and interiors
Prepared materials for and promoted titles at annual BookExpo America conference in New York
HarperCollins Christian Publishing
Proofread manuscripts, including New York Times bestselling author Frank Peretti's Monster, using The Chicago Manual of Style and house style, ensuring timely delivery for editor
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