Offering your work up for editing, especially if you're a first-timer, can feel incredibly daunting. My approach combines humor, compassion, expertise, and insight into the current market and literary landscape. I stay in communication with you throughout the course of your project, asking questions and making suggestions to ensure I'm helping you meet your publishing goals.
I own and operate an editing/proofreading company called Red Pen Refinery. I'm also the author/illustrator of the middle-grade novels BOTH CAN BE TRUE and FIGHT + FLIGHT (under pen name Jules Machias), both published by HarperCollins. As a YA/MG writer and a parent, I'm interested in a wide range of topics that affect today's kids, tweens and teens, ranging from external factors like our ever-changing political climate to internal concerns like first love, personal aspirations, disabilities, and peer and family relationships. If you're writing for kids, you're writing for our future. I'm committed to helping you share your message and voice as clearly and effectively as possible.
- American Library Association Rainbow Booklist Top Ten Title for Young Readers: BOTH CAN BE TRUE
- Bank Street Children's Best Books of the Year: BOTH CAN BE TRUE
- Indie Next List Pick: BOTH CAN BE TRUE
- American Library Association Rainbow Booklist: FIGHT + FLIGHT
- BA in Creative Writing from Miami University (graduated with honors)
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