I have degrees in journalism and education and I particularly love editing memoirs and young adult fiction. In the past, I have had the honour of working on books by romance queen, Debbie Macomber, and thriller author, Rick Mofina, in addition to hundreds of other talented and inspiring writers. I love the process of polishing a manuscript to see it reach its full potential!
In addition to editing, my other loves are reading anything and everything (duh!), interior design, travelling with my family, and sweating over the New York Times Sunday Crossword while sipping on a cold brew--coffee, that is...though if it takes me into the evening, I might reach for a glass of rosé...
It would be my honour to help you refine your manuscript so that you can be truly proud of it before sending it out into the world! Looking forward to hearing from you.
Provide substantive editing, copy-editing, and proofreading services for authors, in addition to manuscript evaluations and back cover copy.
I am primarily a freelance editor, performing content edits, copy edits, editorial evaluations and other editorial-related tasks, including proofreading and writing back cover copy. Although I specialize in romance fiction, I have experience editing a wide range of fiction from erotica to thrillers and children's books, and am open to most other fiction genres as well. I have also edited a number of non-fiction titles and am especially interested in biographies/autobiographies.
In addition to my freelance editing work, I've been a contributing writer for Canadian parenting magazine, INBETWEEN, since its launch in December 2013, with published articles on a diverse range of topics from eating disorders to beauty trends and interviews with celebrities. My writing experience extends to writing press releases, proposals and website copy for clients, as well as contributing television-based articles to an entertainment website.
Managed a number of editorial responsibilities, including developing and maintaining an author base, liaising with agents, acquiring new authors, negotiating contracts, reading and evaluating manuscripts, substantive editing, line editing, writing back cover copy and providing editorial input on packaging design.
Managed the backlist of #1 New York Times bestselling author, Nora Roberts, which included writing engaging back cover copy for reprints.
As a member of the Customer Insight Team, developed and implemented a strategy to communicate research findings pertaining to our customer to the rest of the company.
Formulated and oversaw company policy regarding the communication of authors' bestseller status.
Provided editorial and administrative support including evaluating manuscript submissions, managing an author base (contracting material, performing substantive and line edits), maintaining series' records and preparing inventory reports.
Responsible for proofreading books and ancillary material.