At BowTie, I climbed the ranks and learned how to acquire new titles, negotiate contracts, and project manage books from conception to having a finished printed copy in hand. I worked with numerous authors on substantive, line, and copy edits. I delved into the Chicago Manual of Style and even got an editing certificate from the Graham School of General Studies at the University of Chicago.
When I left BowTie I went to Ballard & Tighe, Publishers where I've been for the last 18 or so years. At B&T I work on educational products for students in grades pre-k to 12th grade. In addition to working at B&T, I've also taken on multiple freelance projects. I've done substantive and line edits and proofreading for Entrepreneur Press. I also ghostwrote four children's workbooks for them.
For most of my career I've specialized in non fiction books, project managing them through the editorial process.
I would love to help you with your manuscript, give feedback, and suggest edits. I've also read query letters, hired authors and illustrators, and written jacket copy. I understand that working with an editor can sometimes feel daunting! I'm here to help you navigate the process. I want you to be happy with your manuscript and feel confident that it's ready to be sent out to agents and publishers.
I look forward to reading your next project!
- Manuscript editing from Graham School of General Studies, University of Chicago
- B.A. in Communications with an emphasis in Journalism from California State University, Fullerton
I edited several trade titles a year, working with authors on refining their manuscripts. I also ghostwrote a series of children's books on money, business, and social media.
Ballard & Tighe, Publishers
I work in language assessment and instructional products (textbooks, workbooks, anthologies, video games, interactive whiteboard activities, web-based products) development for English Language Learners in pre-k through grade 12. I oversee the editorial and production of test development for the company’s secure testing systems.
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