I offer a wide range of editorial services, though my strengths are in developmental/concept editing and line-editing. Over my years at Harlequin, I acquired over 25 debut authors, including those who went on to hit the NYT list (Maria V. Snyder and Rachel Vincent), as well as acquiring titles that hit high marks for authors for the NYT (Mercedes Lackey and Michelle Sagara) and USA TODAY lists (including Stella Bagwell, Day Leclaire, and many more!).
I know romance, fantasy, urban fantasy, mystery, romantic suspense, YA and look forward to sharing my expertise with you..
Here's to seeing your good stories!
- RWA 2015 Industry Professional of the Year
- New York University Publishing Program
After starting out as an editorial assistant for Silhouette Romance, I began working with most of the lines out of the NY office. Over the years I acquired titles for Silhouette Romance, Silhouette/Harlequin Desire, Silhouette/Harlequin Special Edition, Silhouette Intimate Moments, Harlequin Duets, Harlequin Flipside, Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Love Inspired, LUNA, MIRA, Harlequin Teen, HQN and many special projects.
I was senior editor for Silhouette Romance and LUNA, and executive editor for Kimani, Flipside, Medicals, Harlequin Romance, Harlequin Special Edition, Harlequin Desire, Harlequin Intrigue and Harlequin Romantic Suspense over the years.
In addition to working with, developing and mentoring authors and editors, I represented Harlequin at conferences and contests, and helped develop and launch the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN WRITE contest, including handling the contest side of things. I've written back cover copy, story concept bibles, marketing plans, articles, workshops and more. I was part of numerous reissue programs and contributed to the development of processes within the company. I also attended and led workshops for authors and editors.
I've edited close to a thousand titles (some of the more recent are below) and reviewed three times as many in my capacity as senior or executive editor over the years.
I taught writing classes years ago at Marymount university's continuing education, and continue to take workshops myself in order to increase my knowledge and keep on top of this fascinating, changing world of publishing.
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