I get it! I’ve been there, and I know exactly how hard it is to see what’s special about our own stories and what might be standing in the way of success.
I’m a traditionally published novelist with an MFA in creative writing and more than 15 years experience editing. Six of those years were spent as a magazine editor, so I know what gatekeepers are looking for when sifting through the slush pile. And as a freelance writer myself — NY Times, LA Times, StoryQuarterly, National Geographic Traveler, NPR — I am also intimately familiar with querying and with putting my heart out there for the public to judge. Whew, this business can be as painful as it is amazing! That’s why in addition to helping you hone things like language and plot and character and structure, I offer a boatload of moral support.
Here’s to rocking this book without feeling overwhelmed or alone!
I'd love to help you with your query letter or manuscript, so if you'd like to learn more, get in touch. We can set up a free consultation and see if we're a good fit.
"Tiffany’s practical advice and common sense approach to writing, editing, and publishing have been invaluable. Writers are emotionally invested in their work – that’s normal and to be expected – but Tiffany helped me see that approaching agents and editors does not have to be an emotional roller coaster ride. Tiffany instills confidence in the writers she mentors. She is encouraging but honest in her comments, always keeping the big picture in mind. More than anything, she wants you to succeed and to find the fulfillment you seek as an artist.”
— Debbie Graber, author of Kevin Kramer Starts on Monday, finalist for the 2014 Flannery O’Connor Prize
"Thanks to Tiffany, I currently have seven agents reading my novel manuscript! Before working with her, I’d queried agents and gotten no response despite having the opening chapter of my book published in a major journal. I’d thought my query and synopsis were good but thanks to Tiffany, they are SO much stronger and now in sync with the voice of my main character. Tiffany also gave me incredible notes on my opening three chapters which have streamlined the story and improved the book. She is positive yet completely honest, a perfect combination for an editor. I am grateful she took me on."
— Robert Kerbeck
"Tiffany is a dream editor: Kind and patient but also critical and thorough. She makes writers and writing better.”
— Tina Dupuy, nationally syndicated columnist
"Tiffany engaged in my project from day one, and she never flagged in her enthusiasm and deep consideration for my work. So many times I would read a comment or idea from her and wonder ‘why didn’t I think of that?’ She gives constructive criticism but provides it in supportive and helpful terms. My work is absolutely more polished and has greater depth thanks to her. I cannot recommend Tiffany’s editing services highly enough, and it’s partly due to her timely and insightful feedback that I was able to secure my dream agent! “
— Re Marzullo
“When I was stuck in the middle of a partially completed manuscript, Tiffany got me to “The End.” Not only do I adore Tiffany personally - boy, has she helped keep me motivated - I feel lucky to have worked with a published author who really understands storytelling. My work is richer and more nuanced as a result."
— Dr. Liz Alexander
“Tiffany has been by my side from the very first draft all the way to publication. Her edits are constructive and intuitive. She’s a thoughtful critic who demonstrates a profound sensitivity to both the story and the writer’s goals. In addition, Tiffany comes from the valuable place of experience. She knows what it’s like to struggle with writing draft after draft, finding an agent and publisher, and marketing her work. I couldn’t have done it without her!"
— Andee Reilly, author of Satisfaction
- MFA in creative writing
I’m a traditionally published novelist, experienced editor, and enthusiastic writing coach who helps aspiring novelists and memoirists go pro. Whether I'm coaching a writer through a first draft, helping revise a query, or editing a full manuscript, I love to find what’s amazing about a story and help the author develop the courage and skill to confidently share it with the world.
Coast magazine, Preferred Destinations magazine
As Travel Editor of Maggie Award-winning Coast magazine and Editor-in-Chief of Preferred Destinations magazine, I not only primed these mags for publication, I reviewed queries and assigned stories. I know what gatekeepers are looking for and how it feels to sit on both sides of the desk.
My novel, LOVE ME ANYWAY, was published by Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's Press, and my stories have appeared in such places as The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, StoryQuarterly, National Geographic Traveler, and NPR.
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