I have 15 years of professional experience and a true enthusiasm for the art and science of copy editing, giving polish to manuscripts while preserving each author's unique voice. My specialties include memoir, travel literature, and cookbooks. I am also on the lookout for projects on music, pop culture, film, and other entertainment.
I have a longstanding association with ThingsAsian Press, for which I have copy edited numerous memoirs, travel narratives, guidebooks, and cookbooks; titles on regional arts and crafts; and the English translation of a popular six-volume horror/adventure series chronicling the darkly comic exploits of a band of Chinese grave robbers. Pick my brain about Vietnamese street food, artisanal papermaking in Laos, and the bronze tree of death!
With four years' experience in a professional kitchen, I know just what to look for in your cookbook or food memoir to put it over the top.
Getting up close with a manuscript is its own reward for me; I have learned so much from the authors I've worked with who have put their passions down on the page, and I am committed to buffing to a shine each project I take on.
- Certificate in Editing, University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education (Seattle, WA)
My decade-plus of freelance experience with publishers and individual clients includes a long association with ThingsAsian Press, a boutique publisher for which I have polished life stories, books on food and crafts, and a popular adventure series about Chinese grave robbers and troublemaking zombies.
I wrote, edited, and produced articles, galleries, and marketing copy for various tentacles of the tech behemoth including Bing Entertainment, MSN Movies and TV, MSN Music, and Xbox.
The Seattle Times
At NWsource, the Seattle Times' guide to what’s happening in town, I copy edited a daily slate of quick-turnaround online content on entertainment, shopping, and fashion, and wrote snappy headlines and teasers.
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