I created a writing workshop for students studying fantasy literature at the University of Pittsburgh. We discuss various topics such as visualization techniques, writing as practice, and 'rules for writing dialogue' among others. My one-on-one work with students on their writing has received glowing feedback, leading to one student being accepted into an international literary studies program and another student being offered multiple literary agency internships. Over the summer I am leading the group in workshopping novel-length projects together.
My experience at Penguin was life-changing and incalculable. I met and worked with some of the best publishing professionals in the business. I read and critiqued manuscripts, wrote jacket copy and editorial letters, and learned the ins and outs of the publishing process from experts like Nancy Paulsen (Nancy Paulsen Books), Jill Santopolo (Philomel and NYT Best Selling Author), and Steve Meltzer (Dutton). I also sorted through mounds of incoming manuscripts in what is know as the 'slush pile' of works submitted without an agent. That experience helped me understand what publishing-ready quality manuscripts looked like.
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Experienced production editor and proofreader, specializing in non-fiction YA, middle, and children's books.
Dedicated editor of various genres and age groups, including picture books, middle grade, YA, adult mysteries/thrillers, and biographies.