The client testimonials all point to my customized and approachable style. I stick with a writer until they are confident about their next steps. I am highly observant and have a well trained ear. I'd say that fault finding is my superpower but I do adorn it with encouragement, time and passion.
I keep up with the trends in major publishing by attending conferences, keeping up with associates in the houses and agencies and ...reading!
When the family moved to Asia, I turned my hand to other endeavors. I wrote a book which Bantam Australia published and I am always asked to speak, write pitch letters and edit manuscripts of all kinds. I am also involved in other areas of entertainment including movies and music. I am listed as an approved editor by the Government of Singapore which gives grants to people who want to use my services.
Many of the first time authors I work with move on to find agents and are happily published. I sometimes have a hand in that....
Fran is an invaluable editor. Her knowledge and experience are beyond compare and any author would benefit from her creative and incisive decisions. On a personal note, she is also a great deal of fun to work with."
-- Alice Clark Platts, Author, Bitter Fruits (Penguin), The Flower Girls (Bloomsbury/Raven), The Cove (Bloomsbury/Raven) , The Taken (Bloomsbury/Raven)
Fran has an incredibly sharp eye and a knack for getting at the heart of the story. She understands instinctively what makes a story work and not work, particularly with children's books. What's more, she's able to articulate this insight in a way that makes sense to the writer. I find her candid comments on my writing refreshing and valuable. She's the real deal!
-- Kelly Yang, Author Front Desk (Scholastic), Three Keys (Scholastic), Room To Dream (Scholastic), Key Player (Scholastic), Parachutes (HarperCollins)
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Prior to Writers House, I worked at Macmillan in the subsidiary rights department, Lowenstein Associates as an assistant to agent, Barbara Lowenstein and The William Morris Agency as assistant to Mel Berger.
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