My goal is to help authors to mold strong, cohesive narratives and to make their prose clearer, punchier, and smoother. In my experience, this is what readers (and publishers!) want. Given my background as a history Ph.D. and a journalist, I can also fact-check manuscripts while I edit. I'm a generalist with a broad knowledge base (this helped me become a three-day champion on Jeopardy!), so I can offer informed feedback on almost any non-fiction topic.
As an author myself, I appreciate the importance of the writer's individual voice and never try to impose my own stylistic preferences. I am happy to work with writers at any stage in their project. Please contact me with any questions about my services, my experience, or my approach. I love taking good writing and making it great!
- History Book Award, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (2019)
- PROSE Award, best book of the year in Media & Cultural Studies (2019)
- Mirror Award, Best Commentary, Digital Media (2010)
Seton Hall University
In addition to teaching, I am the book review editor for a major academic journal. I am also a freelance book reviewer for The Washington Post.
Edited feature stories for major national magazine, working with experienced and up-and-coming writers alike.
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