Level up your manuscript with sensitive, incisive, market-savvy critique and hands-on editing. With 20+ years in journalism, strategic content development, and creative writing, I bring a unique perspective to your work that combines a sensitive eye and ear for language and your individual voice with deep knowledge of craft, publishing, and what works in the market. I've written and edited for global brands including Martha Stewart, Women's Health, Conde Nast, and others, as well as independent authors and publishers in the US, Canada, and Australia.
My last two indie authors sold their completed manuscripts to publishers, and one was the recipient of a new nonfiction award in Canada (we're so proud!)
- Pottersfield Press Publishing Prize, New Nonfiction, 2021
- ACES Copyediting Certificate
Full-spectrum editorial services for authors, publications, and mission-driven organizations in the arts, health and fitness, and religion and spirituality.
- Feature writing
- Structural Editing
- Line Editing
- Editorial Design
- Content Calendar Creation
- Production Management
- Voice Development and Manuscript Evaluation
Select Clients include Art Center College of Design, Bonnier Publishing, La Salle University, Los Angeles News Group, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Rodale, Temple University, Wirecard North America, and many others.
Review poetry submissions and consider them for publication in semiannual literary magazine. Lead a team of poet-editors in discussion of craft, voice, and fit within the voice and mission of the publication. Edit poems. Correspond with poets. Collaborate with editorial team to review and ensure quality of the finished product in print and online.
Design hybrid online/in-class undergraduate courses in Magazine Writing, Marketing Communications, and Photography. Create and deliver presentations on a variety of topics relevant to course material. Counsel students on assignments, research, and other academic matters. Write assignment rubrics and evaluate work based on them. Critique student work and encourage students in their progress toward final portfolio work.
Garden Design Magazine
Structural, line, and copy editing for all aspects of this quarterly, ad-free, book-length magazine. Consulting on production management and editorial design best practices, house style, and editorial voice. Wrote headlines, captions, features, and other copy. I started in a copy chief role, then moved into executive editor role.
Women's Health magazine
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