About Me

I excel at editing genre fiction, and love to assess and restructure plots (I typically use the Save the Cat method of plotting.) I’ve also helped out literary fiction authors with plotting issues using techniques I’ve learned from editing genre fiction.

While at Macmillan, I worked with high-profile authors, including R.L. Stine and Meg Cabot.

I am also a strategically-minded person with a solid understanding of both the traditional publishing and self-publishing businesses.

Favorite genres:
๐ŸŽ” romance (especially LGBTQ+)
๐ŸŽ” fantasy
๐ŸŽ” historical
๐ŸŽ” science fiction
๐ŸŽ” young adult
๐ŸŽ” non-fiction
๐ŸŽ” middle-grade

Types of edits that I offer:
โœŽ Developmental Edit
โœŽ Editorial Assessment
โœŽ Copy Edit
โœŽ Proofread
โœŽ Query letter review

I’m also happy to work with you to figure out an out-of-the box service that will best help you with your project.

For example:
โ˜… If you’re in the planning stages of a new project, I can read your character descriptions and beat sheet/plot summary and give feedback
โ˜… If you’re actively drafting something, I can act like a critique partner and read your pages week by week (or month by month) and give feedback while you’re still working on it.
โ˜… If there’s something else you need help with, let me know!

And of course, if youโ€™re unsure of what service you need, let me know!

Also, Iโ€™d like to try to work with your budget, so if you have one, please let me know. I set my prices based on a variety of factors, including (but not limited to) word count, type of edit, amount of work the manuscript needs, etc.

Selected past experience:
๐Ÿ•ฎ Editor at Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group (5 years)
๐Ÿ•ฎ Editorial and project management for nonfiction projects at McGraw-Hill (2 years)
๐Ÿ•ฎ Head of Production at chart-topping podcast + serialized fiction studio (3.5 years)