I offer you and your book my 28 years of experience with all aspects of the editorial process: from mentoring, coaching, and brainstorming to manuscript review and developmental editing.
As an author of seven novels (one published, and counting) and one screenplay, I take a great deal of care with feedback - and I know what it takes to get published.
As an editor, I am thorough, thoughtful, and creative, with assured instincts for what makes good writing. My ultimate goal is to help you become a better writer.
As a person, I am kind, easygoing, and intuitive. I'm single parent to a smart, thoughtful daughter and a sweet, funny dog. My spirituality supports me in everything I do.
As a citizen and community member, I affirm that Black Lives Matter.
Two Birds Editing
Editing and rewriting of books for City Lights Publishers, Seal Press, Stone Bridge Books, Kodansha International, North Atlantic Books, Parallax Press, and New Harbinger—as well as books by private individuals—in genres such as literary fiction, thrillers, children’s, young adult, memoir, short stories, erotica, health and wellness, and spirituality.
For the award-winning Moon travel guide series: worked with authors to guide and shape books upon signing of contract; set and stuck to budgets and schedules; hired freelance copy editors/indexers and reviewed their work; coordinated with production, cartography, and other editors to ensure consistency and efficiency; and developmentally edited, line edited, and proofread all assigned titles (approximately 10 per year).
Reviewed, selected, and acquired manuscripts for the oldest and largest publisher of gay and lesbian fiction and nonfiction. On an average of 20 titles a year, worked closely with writers on manuscript development and revisions; line edited, copyedited, and proofread all manuscripts; presented launch titles; and wrote cover copy and introductions. As one of a three-member editorial team, researched, brainstormed, and actively enacted new book ideas; as part of the ten-person Alyson democracy, worked closely with marketing, production, art director, designers, and editorial director to create a successful package for every book.
Copyedited, proofread, and trafficked copy for politics/culture magazine.
Edited and trafficked all copy for women’s magazine. Selected and edited monthly fiction. Wrote features, reviews, and display copy.
Copyedited and line-edited international music magazine. Entered all editors’ changes and originated proofs in Quark Xpress. Managed workload/freelance staff.
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