Evaluate submissions approved by readers in Submittable and pass on to Fiction Editor
Provide feedback for fiction writing
Writing social media blurbs for stories to be posted in Twitter and Instagram
Researched potential authors and upcoming fiction for interviews and reviews to present to editorial managers
Contacted authors and managed relationships with publicists for interviews and review copy requests
Developmental Editing (fiction only), Line Editing, Copyediting, Proofreading,
Copyedited and proofread fiction and narrative non-fiction with a reputation for speed and accuracy
In-Depth familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition
Experience editing with dialects
Evaluated/Developmental editing of memoirs, fiction, YA fiction with in-depth analysis
Experience with line editing while maintaining the author's style, voice, and branding
Responsible for editing at all levels (substantive, copyediting, proofreading) literary fiction, non-fiction, Young Adult titles within tight and varying deadlines
Performed developmental editing projects using book mapping
Collaborated with Social Media department to develop blog style guide
Copyedited award-winning Young Adult fiction (2013 Oregon Book Award)
The Gullah culture, though borne of isolation and slavery, thrived on the US East Coast sea islands from pre-Civil War times until today, and nowhere more prominently than on Hilton Head Island, SC. On this small barrier island descendants of the first generations of Gullah people continue to preserve Gullah language, customs, arts, and cuisine. The three authors of Gullah Days: Hilton Head Is... read more
The women’s suffrage movement is in full swing in 1912 Portland, Oregon—the last holdout state on the West Coast. Miriam desperately wants to work at her father’s printing shop, but when he refuses she decides to dedicate herself to the suffrage movement, demanding rights for women and a different life for herself. Amidst the uncertainty of her future, Miriam’s attention is diverted by the mys... read more
Life’s private reflections, big and small, shape and define the characters in Eliot Treichel's debut short story collection. Rural Wisconsin—the lonely, aching expanse of quiet isolation—doubles as a metaphor for the characters who yearn for a closeness in personal relationships that is just out of grasp. A rivalry between lumberjacks reaches a sticky end. A man's substandard work on his house... read more
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A third-culture kid, now multicultural book editor with 15+ years of editing experience. Nuance is everything. Available from March.
Editing fiction is my bag: young adult, memoirs, mysteries - you name it! Making manuscripts the best they can be is my life's work.