I'm a book editor specializing in developmental and line editing for a variety of genres including adult and YA fiction & memoir. IAPWE-certified with degrees in book publishing (M.S.) and journalism (B.A.), I have a worked with Simon & Schuster, Transatlantic Literary Agency, Portland Review, and Ooligan Press.
As someone who has been “behind the curtain” for the last four years, I am your guy on the inside of the publishing industry. My goal is to get you motivated, inspired, and confident enough to jump into the competitive world of publishing.
As part of my fieldwork while pursuing my masters, I worked as an assistant to an agent at Transatlantic. I edited manuscripts and recommended acquisition of projects, completed market research, and wrote developmental notes to authors on behalf of the agent I worked for.
My job at the Portland Review was to collaborate on the editorial board to compile our quarterly issues. I offered editorial feedback on short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by international authors, and proofread all ARCs in preparation for publication.
During my time at Ooligan, I received and evaluated queries and manuscript proposals, pitched new titles to the press, and created profit and loss statements for each book. My favorite part of the job was offering developmental edits and handling communications with authors.
It was at Simon & Schuster that I truly discovered my love of editing manuscripts. I read hundreds of submissions and wrote reports for other editors, attended board meetings, and got unfiltered insight into what makes a manuscript exciting to a publisher. I also corrected proofs, reviewed cover copy, and assisted in the compilation of a short story anthology.
Portland Review celebrates its 60th year with the release of the Spring 2016 issue. Produced by the graduate students in Portland State University's creative writing and publishing programs, the journal features fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and artwork by writers and artists from around the world. The Spring 2016 issue includes short stories by Doris Iarovici and KC Kirkley, the winner and fin... read more
Portland Review celebrates its 60th year with the release of the Winter 2016 issue. Produced by the graduate students in Portland State University's creative writing and publishing programs, the Winter 2016 issue features fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and artwork by writers and artists from around the world.
50 Hikes in the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests provides hikers the chance to explore and experience the ever-changing environments of these forests through the studied eyes of the Sierra Club. This updated edition contains current trail information, path descriptions, driving directions, and regional history on some of Oregon’s lushest yet unexplored trails. 50 Hikes includes a new introd... read more
In Three Sides Water, award-winning author Peter Donahue portrays the lives of three young people who seek meaning in an often violent, insensible world. Across the dramatic landscape of the Pacific Northwest’s Olympic Peninsula, Donahue’s characters take extraordinary actions to transcend the limitations imposed upon them. Marguerite struggles with the emotional aftermath of sexual assault am... read more
Sixteen-year-old Mattie Rollins has it all figured out. She'll ace her advanced high school courses, earn a college scholarship, and create a new life for herself and her family. There's no time for distractions—no friends, no fun, and especially no boys. But Mattie's brilliant plan crumbles after first becoming homeless, forcing her family to live in the confines of their beat-up station wago... read more
It’s 1960. In a small logging town called Calamus that’s about as far in the middle of nowhere as you can get, Wade Curren, star of the high school baseball and football teams, is content living out his role of local hero, holding court in the corner booth of the town diner where his girlfriend Lorna waits tables. Lorna, working to support her family, is plotting her escape from their small to... read more
One windy night on the Willamette River, a young man with romantic notions of a sailing life crashes his boat into a railroad bridge, nearly killing his wife. Divorced, ashamed, and haunted by the tragedy, Chad tries to leave the river and its memories behind, only to be drawn back years later. At a ramshackle marina north of Portland, he lives and works among a motley assortment of houseboat ... read more
Feminist icon CALYX Press has dedicated forty years to publishing the work of women writers, amplifying diverse voices, and creating a dynamic and inclusive literary space. Memories Flow in Our Veins commemorates the CALYX legacy and their contribution to the landscape of literature, while exploring the perennial themes of place and politics, aging and caregiving, and discovery and self-reckon... read more
Meri Miller lives in Soldotna, Alaska. Never heard of it? That's because in Slowdotna the most riveting activities for a teenager are salmon fishing and grabbing a Big Gulp at the local 7-Eleven. More than anything, Meri wants to hop in her VW Bug and head somewhere exciting, like New York or L.A. or any city where going to the theater doesn’t only mean the movies. Everything is so scripted he... read more
It’s been a year since the Big One—the Cascadia subduction zone earthquake—devastated Portland, and while Meryem Zarfati’s injuries have healed and her neighborhood is rebuilding, her mother is still missing. Refusing to give up hope, Meryem continues to search for her mother even as she learns to live without her in a changed Portland. After she receives a magical prayer shawl handed down fro... read more
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