I am a Pushcart Prize-nominated writer, former literary agent’s assistant and freelance book editor. My latest nonfiction about Covid-19: (Click Here). My fiction has been published in: The New Guard; Concho River Review; Adelaide Literary Magazine; Bethlehem Writers’ Roundtable; Fiction Magazines; Tincture; and much more. My articles have been included in Writers’ Digest, Writer Unboxed, Creative Penn, MASH, Books & Buzz; and more. I edited White American Youth, a memoir by Christian Picciolini, a former neo Nazi who changed his life (Hachette, Dec 26, 2017) as well as Breaking Hate: Confronting the New Culture of Extremism (Hachette Feb 2020). Christian’s MSNBC TV docu-series is airing now (Breaking Hate). I was recently on the cover of Books & Buzz Magazine. I have received a PEN Grant.
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.
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).