Twenty years ago, I started my career as a production editor at a humanities textbook publisher, gaining experience in line editing, copyediting, and proofreading. Since then, I have worked on dozens of books across the spectrum, including academic research, literary fiction, teaching ancillaries, and trade non-fiction. With an MFA in fiction writing and extensive experience teaching creative writing, I offer line and developmental editing to new clients who have a completed manuscript in fiction or memoir-style non-fiction.
A lover of the Oxford comma, I’m fluent in Chicago style but have also worked with corporate clients to create their own in-house style guides that adopt AP, APA, or MLA styles. I specialize in polishing reports, essays, white papers, newsletters, and online texts written by non-native speakers through extensive line and developmental editing or rewriting.
Journalism and Features Editing
As a former contributing culture editor at Deutsche Welle, I love to shape longform journalism and features and will work with writers to shape their personal essays so they can focus on their prose.