As an acute reader and experienced editor of literary fiction, commercial fiction and narrative non-fiction, I can help you find the authentic contours of your novel, memoir or short story. My editorial approach is detailed, insightful and attentive, guided by established craft techniques but primarily responsive to your individual voice and vision. With a multicultural background and additional experience in literary translation, I bring sensitivity and precision to all my projects.
I primarily offer manuscript assessments; I believe this is the service most useful and cost-effective for the majority of requests I receive. My assessments are longer and more detailed than the industry standard; my goal is not just to improve the work before me, but to give my clients tools to become better writers. I'm very open to discussing your expectations and questions, and I will always include sample edits or excerpts from past work in my offers, so you can see what I do.
Feedback from Past Collaborations:
"I couldn't have dreamed of a better reader. You unlocked a lot for me in the story. Thank you so much for taking my work seriously and sharing your knowledge. Your notes and comments have been brilliant - so professional and thorough. I'm really over the moon and I have you to thank, I couldn't have done it without."
-- Peter McNamara, author of 'The New Place', second place in RTÉ Radio 1 Francis MacManus Short Story Competition (2018)
"I am so lucky to have you. This is perfect. It's been moving, really, to read a fresh response in real-time and this helped to centre me profoundly in respect of this book. You are such a great reader, I am incredibly grateful. You've sent me into a tailspin of realisations and about two months' more work at the very least but it will be a much, much better book.'
-- Niamh Campbell, author of 'This Happy' and winner of the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award (2020)