About Me

I am a published, Pushcart-Prize-nominated writer, former literary agent's assistant, and freelance book editor. My most successful client is former-neo-Nazi-turned-anti-hate activist Christian Picciolini. I edited his first book, a memoir, WHITE AMERICAN YOUTH (Hachette, 2017), as well as his follow-up, BREAKING HATE (Feb, 2020). He also has an MSNBC TV docu-series airing now (2020) called Breaking Hate. 

I specialize in developmental editing, for novels and memoir, which means I focus on the overall big picture, looking at things like plot; structure; arc; exposition; character-development; logic issues; pace; dialogue; etc. This includes marks on the pages and a detailed letter covering what worked, what didn't, why, and the path forward. 

My work is published in dozens of literary magazines and journals, including in the following: Writers' Digest; Writer Unboxed; Creative Penn; MASH; Concho River Review; Alfie Dog Press; Fiction Magazines; and many more. 

I am a member of the Bay Area Editors’ Forum (BAEF), the California Writer's Club (CWC), Duotrope.com, Thumbtack, and the EFA (Editorial Freelancer's Association)

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