I'm a developmental editor with over a decade of experience with seasoned and first-time writers. As a fiction writer myself, I care deeply about story and I understand your personal investment in your own writing. In addition to copy editing for HarperCollins, Penguin, and Scholastic for ten years, I've done developmental editing for hundreds of fiction, memoir, business, and academic manuscripts.
My process is as collaborative as you are. If you'd like a partner to help you develop plot, character, theme, and language, then edit the results, that's no problem. I'm also happy to simply take what you've written and offer an edit -- anything from a developmental consult to a straightforward copy edit. My priority is to help your prose shine and your ideas make the biggest impact.
I select, solicit, and edit short fiction for regionally-curated international literary magazine. I also organize Bay-area literary events and collaborate with local reading series to bring great fiction to a wider readership. Collaboration partners have included City Lights Bookstore, Why There Are Words reading series, and Dog Eared Books.
I provide individualized executive coaching for MBA candidates in effective written and oral communication, including building charisma and leadership qualities; storytelling for business; extemporaneous and prepared speaking; presentation skills; active listening; information synthesis; and persuasive and analytical writing.
I also teach weekly workshops on themes in business communication. Recent workshop themes include: Storytelling, Tone Modulation for Difficult Audiences, Building Presence and Charisma, Impromptu Speaking Salon, Prepared Speaking Salon, and Business Writing.
I led second-year medical students in an introductory fiction workshop as part of the Narrative Medicine program. Developed and taught INTRO fiction-writing class to Columbia undergraduates and graduate students.
I provide developmental editing, editorial consulting, writing coaching, ghost writing, and copy editing for book projects such as doctoral dissertations, business articles, science research papers, memoirs, creative nonfiction, fiction, education, and young-adult fiction.
Private clients include entrepreneurs, fiction writers, academics, memoirists, children's book writers, and developers. 10+ years of experience working for publishing houses such as HarperCollins, Penguin, and Scholastic.
In the course of the nineteenth century, four-hand piano playing emerged across Europe as a popular pastime of the well-heeled classes and of those looking to join them. Nary a canonic work of classical music that was not set for piano duo, nary a house that could afford not to invest in them. Duets echoed from the student bedsit to Buckingham Palace, resounded in schools and in hundreds of th... read more
New York Times Bestseller * Publishers Weekly Best Young Adult Book of 2016 * Bustle Best Young Adult Book of 2016 * YALSA 2017 Best Fiction for Young AdultsThis comical, fantastical, romantical, New York Times bestselling, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey is “an uproarious historical fantasy that’s not to be missed” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cyn... read more
This final book in Debra Driza's exhilarating MILA 2.0 series is perfect for fans of books filled with suspense and imagination, like The Bourne Identity and Legend, and it will surprise and thrill readers to the very end.Mila has been running for her life for so long. But that was before she betrayed Hunter, the boy she'll always love, and before she discovered she was an incredible danger to... read more
Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) personnel are some of the most highly trained people in the military, with a job description that spans defusing unexploded ordnance to protecting VIP's and state dignitaries. EOD are also one of the first military groups to work with robots every day. These robots have become an increasingly important tool in EOD work, enabling people to work at safer distanc... read more
Tad is back and he's blogger than ever, in a laugh-out-loud sequel to the book Jon Stewart called "hilarious to anyone who ever went through, is currently in, might go to, or flunked out of middle school."Tad may have survived seventh grade, but his troubles are just getting started. From his first sort-of date (a disaster) to his first semiformal dance (a bigger disaster), all Tad wants to do... read more
From writers both emerging and acclaimed come short stories about spontaneous combustion on a dance floor, love affairs with predators, a very bad day for a purchase display consultant and what happens when a man decides he wants to be pregnant. As Quill & Quire wrote, "The future of literary magazines is already here." Contributors include: James Greer, author of the novels Artificial Light (... read more
Joyland is an online and print literary magazine that selects fiction regionally. Praised for its unique approach by Time Out, the Atlantic, and the CBC, Joyland now brings its best stories into print with Retro Vol. 1. Issue 2. From writers both emerging and acclaimed come short stories about an indie Abraham Lincoln film that's heading towards disaster, a Miley Cyrus fan defending his unendi... read more
Joyland is an online and print literary magazine that selects fiction regionally. Praised for its unique approach by Time Out, the Atlantic, and the CBC, Joyland now brings its best stories into print with Retro Vol. 1. No 3. Authors include PEN/Faulkner finalist Amelia Gray, essayist Roxane Gay and some of the most exciting emerging authors in North America.
Retro 4 is the latest collection of the best, the funniest, the strangest, and the most affecting stories from the award winning literary magazine, Joyland.
The seventh book in the internationally bestselling Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage, featuring the funny and fantastic adventures of a wizard apprentice and his quest to become an ExtraOrdinary Wizard.New York Times Bestselling Series“To wrap up her deservedly popular series, Sage calls back nearly all of the first six volumes’ cast members, living and dead, for a fresh flurry of Magykal fe... read more
The sequel to the action-packed Reboot is a can't-miss thrill ride, perfect for fans of James Patterson and Marie Lu.After coming back from death as Reboots and being trained by HARC as soldiers, Wren and Callum have finally escaped north, where they hope to find a life of freedom. But when they arrive at the Reboot reservation, it isn't what they expected. Under the rule of a bloodthirsty lea... read more
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I am a Substantive and Developmental Editor with 10 years experience working for producers and writers in Hollywood. I particularly love YA.
I am a novelist and editor, literary consultant and writing coach who specialises in assessing and editing fiction and mentoring authors.