I have fifteen years of writing and editing experience across genres and subjects (and style manuals). I provide a range of editorial services for small businesses, solo attorneys, publishers, and writers. I edit doctoral dissertations, legal documents, memoirs, business management books, business articles, novels, and websites. Editors and independent authors appreciate my skills and ability to meet tight deadlines. Small business owners value my accuracy, flexibility, and willingness to “just fix it.”
I’ve seen the process from the other side as a writer on assignment for numerous publications and business clients. I have a certificate in editing and am a member of the American Copy Editors Society.
Copy Editor and Writer, Freelance — 2001 - Present
Editing: copy editing services for small businesses, solo attorneys, and writers. Projects include doctoral dissertations, legal documents, memoirs, business management books, business articles, novels, and websites. Writing: projects for business clients and articles for magazines on assignment. Teaching: a NaNoWriMo and editing class for homeschooled teens. Coaching: practical help for writers and artists.
AP, Chicago, or house style.
Publisher, Nutshell Media Group LLC — 2014 - Present
Launched a micropublishing company and Novel Depot, an eBookstore for independent authors and small presses. Wrote, illustrated, and published a fairytale now available in print and eBook editions at Novel Depot, Amazon, iBooks, Barnes and Noble, and other retailers. Forthcoming: an anthology on recovering from narcissistic abuse that includes essays and poetry by more than two dozen writers.
Once upon a time, in a tiny kingdom nestled between stark ocean cliffs and moss-carpeted forests, a princess was born into a magical family that was soon overtaken by darkness and dragons. She discovers her own magic, conquers hopelessness and monsters in a labyrinth, and saves herself and the kingdom.THE WIND WHISPERED HER NAME is an illustrated storybook for young adults with a feminist spin... read more
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Edited over 100 fiction and non-fiction titles, including Prime Minister's Prize, The Age and various Premiers' literary award winners.
Efficient, reliable, experienced, meticulous: the right copy editor for your bio/memoir, parenting, business, food/wine & history works.