Thoughtful, Supportive Editing for Fiction Writers & Students
I’m an independent writer, editor, and writing coach, a literature and film reviewer, and a former book publicist with 13 years experience coaching and editing. This is my third year as a freelance writer, editor, and writing coach. This is my dream job. I’ve also followed several other paths, including counseling and teaching as well as journalism and book marketing. All these experiences have helped me develop my ability to provide thoughtful, supportive editing, coaching, and guidance to clients. I revel in the opportunity to build relationships with clients, whether they’re seeking support and encouragement in their writing, guidance in navigating the publishing process, or simply feedback and editing that is kind, professional, and constructive as well as honest, clear, and thorough.
My specialty is editing fiction—particularly science fiction, fantasy, and romance—and creative nonfiction (such as memoirs). I’m a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association, ACES: The Society for Editing, the Association for Independent Publishing Professionals, and Romance Writers of America, and I participate in events sponsored by the Northwest Independent Editors Guild. I’m happy to take on projects from independent authors, writers planning to traditionally publish their work, and publishing companies. Please feel free to peruse some of the published books I’ve edited and client testimonials.
I also have extensive experience coaching students and have edited university professors’ articles for publication. I provide academic editing to graduate students. I work with the MLA and APA style guides as well as The Chicago Manual of Style.
Whether you’re writing a novel, a dissertation, or an academic paper, I strive to polish your work—letting your individual voice shine—and help you continue to grow as a writer. I also offer fast turnaround on most projects. I edit both American and British English.
I’m also an avid reader, a film buff, and mom to three homeschooled teenagers and two rescue dogs. My heart is divided between the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, where I live, and the Pacific Northwest, where I gravitate toward Seattle like a homing pigeon.