I take on a small number of freelance editorial clients each year, with a focus on literary fiction and narrative nonfiction/memoir/essay. I offer:

—Book manuscript editing (developmental or line editing; no copy editing, please)
—Book proposal consultation and development
—Project consultation/amanuensis services/coaching

My editorial services are appropriate for authors at any stage of the writing and publishing process. If you already have a book under contract and need an outside eye on it; if you plan to begin querying soon and want a solid editorial pass before you click “send”; or if you’re staring down a sh*tty first draft and wondering what’s next . . . I can help. 

I have twenty years of editorial experience in book and magazine publishing and a keen eye for what makes a story, how to shape a sentence, and how to develop a book’s particular voice and tone. 

If you are a writer interested in working with me, please get in touch and tell me a bit about your project. If it seems like a good fit, we’ll then set up a time for a free initial phone consultation. From there, we discuss rates and craft a work plan suited to your deadline and needs.

If you’re an agent or a publishing professional working with an author who needs some outside editorial help, let’s talk

References upon request; rates are customized to each project’s scope and needs.