I'm a copy editor, line editor, developmental editor, and proofreader with many years of book publishing experience. I've worked for S&S, Kensington, Hal Leonard, Michael Wiese Productions, Divine Arts, the Philip Lief Group, and more on a broad range of titles, including historical and contemporary romance, YA fiction, TV & film, theater, music, true crime, New Age, self-help, and biography.
I'm skilled at working in Word using Track Changes, and have used InDesign codes extensively.
Additionally, I can help sharpen your dialogue, as I'm an award-winning published playwright and documentary director, and have written for several nationally broadcast TV series.
Education: AB in English, Princeton University; MFA in Dramatic Writing, NYU/Tisch School of the Arts
- Sundance Film Festival Freedom of Expression Award
- HBO Audience Choice Award
- Helen Merrill Award for Emerging Playwrights
- WGA Nomination for Outstanding Writing, Daytime Serial
Provide copy-editing and proofreading services for YA and middle grade titles, including GEORGE AND THE SHIP OF STARS, CALICO GIRL, and YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT.
Provided copy-editing services, including direct communication with authors, for nonfiction titles in film, theater, TV, and general reference categories. Worked on numerous volumes of Hal Leonard's FAQ series.
Provide copy-editing services for contemporary romance, historical romance (including Regency), inspirational, cozy mystery, suspense, and urban romance titles. Authors have included Fern Michaels, Lisa Jackson, Mary Monroe, and Susan Holloway Scott.
Provided full range of editorial services from first draft of manuscript through finished book, including developmental editing, copy editing, proofreading, InDesign coding, writing promotional copy, and trafficking with designers. Worked on TV and film production titles through the MWP imprint, as well as New Age and wellness titles through Divine Arts imprint.
Developed, edited, and developed promotional campaign for A COP'S TALE, a NYPD veteran's true-crime memoir offering a rare look into the Big Apple's bare-bones, down-and-dirty brand of law enforcement that has since passed into history.
Provided full range of editorial services from first draft of manuscript through finished book, including developmental editing, copy editing, proofreading, InDesign coding, writing promotional copy, and trafficking with designers.
The Philip Lief Group
Wrote over 200 nonfiction book proposals for pioneering book packaging company. Also served as project editor for approximately 10 nonfiction trade books per year.
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