I have more than fifteen years of experience as a writer and editor for publishers, magazines, and non-profits. My skills range from developmental and line editing to copy editing. I can make your writing better, or work with you as a coach, helping you through the process.
My interests include art, literary fiction, memoir, self-help, religion, commercial fiction, education, cooking, and comics. I have edited many mysteries and YA titles. I love working on cookbooks and food-related topics.
I also love working with non-profits, universities, and art galleries.
I offer coaching to writers who are starting out and need guidance with a project, or general assistance with writing.
My most successful project was for Guideposts Books, called Tales from Grace Chapel Inn, a fiction series about three sisters who open a bed and breakfast in their childhood home. During the process of relocating and coming back together as family, the discover memories from their past as well as rich relationships in their hometown. The series ran for many years and sold more than a million copies in the direct mail market. I worked with a team of writers to create this series, helping them find the stories for these beloved sisters.
- Publishing Certificate from NYU
- MFA in Writing, The New School, NYC
Have worked with publishers including DK Publishing, DC Comics, New York Review Books, Felony and Mayhem, Shambhala Publishers, Sourcebooks, Penguin Putnam, Random House, and Guideposts Books.
Guideposts Books: created and edited a fiction series called Tales from Grace Chapel Inn that sold more than a million copies in the direct mail market.
Poetry Center 92nd Street Y: wrote and edited program copy for the Y's literary series brochure and catalog.
Tibet House: writer on art, travel, and Tibetan artifacts for yearly auction catalog at Christie's.
The Princeton Review and The Learning Source: wrote educational materials for elementary and middle-school levels.
Kirkus Discoveries: book reviewer.
New Line Cinema: script evaluator.
KIWI Magazine: writer of articles on healthy parenting.: writer and editor of website articles and weekly ezine.
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