I love working with writers with the goal of not just improving the text, but helping the author express their truth. I take a careful eye to the tone and language, but I see the editorial process as a collaborative one, and one that arrives at the most faithful intent of the author through communication and cooperation with them. I especially enjoy working with new and emerging writers who are trying to hone their skills and learning the publishing landscape for the first time.
Acquisitions editor for fiction and certain creative nonfiction, also provide developmental editing, copy editing. Help organize readings and events for authors to promote their work, and have partnered with the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, the Jack Straw Foundation, and other local nonprofits.
Acquisitions editor for novel- and novella-length works. I help find the highest-quality fiction from both emerging and established authors, selecting a small number for publication from a pool of several hundred submissions through collaboration and discussion with the fiction editor and a team of five or six fellow acquisitions editors.
Worked on projects by Wendell Berry, Gary Snyder, and others. Worked on the National Book Award finalist collection REFUND by Karen Bender, and the Barnes and Noble Discover Award-winning THE LIGHTKEEPERS by Abby Geni.
Worked on the bestselling collection WHITE GIRLS by Hilton Als, as well as THIS BRIDGE WILL NOT BE GRAY by Dave Eggers, along with other projects. Provided copy editing, fact checking, and certain developmental edits for THE BELIEVER, and some acquisitions reading for novel submissions.
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