After getting my start in academic publishing, I camped out at an endurance sports publisher for a long time so all things running, swimming, and cycling are in my wheelhouse. I'm also well-versed in psychology and therapy topics as a foster parent with three adopted kids and a regular diet of family therapy. Finally, I've spent 20+ years volunteering with teens ... possibly my most favorite thing.
A few things to know about me up front:
I believe the author-editor relationship matters: Content shines when an editor knows the voice, intention, and big ideas that the author wants to champion and can make the subtle changes to execute on the goal accordingly.
I am detail-oriented and driven to make a great end product: This requires that we step back to see the forest for the trees and shape the reader's experience with great organization, compelling content, and clear signage along the way.
I am not a copyeditor or proofreader: There are amazing editors for these tasks. I will fix obvious errors and keep the sentence structure fresh, but I am not your find-the-needle-in-the-haystack grammar girl.
In this role I acquired and developed titles in every genre of sports and fitness: memoir, training/how-to, psychology, cookbooks, journals, lifestyle, illustrated coffee table books, and calendars. Beyond the written word, I developed illustrations and graphics alongside the manuscript, guiding the brand development for each title to create the most compelling product possible. In working with athletes, coaches, and subject experts, I did my fair share of ghostwriting, too.
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