Creative  ♦  Constructive  ♦  Collaboration

  My goal as a freelance editor is not to acquire books that match my personal taste, meet a bottom line, or fit with a particular house style. I have the freedom to focus exclusively on helping make your book the very best it can be. Period.

  I have never taken on a book project without first talking to the author to ensure we share a vision and common goals for the project. Email is great, but a voice on the line is better. So call me.

  One of my favorite tasks is having a marathon call or lunch meeting with an author. Digging deep into the questions, disagreements, and possibilities of a story together is more fun than just about anything. Especially if snacks are included.

  I value truth, but not brutality in editorial feedback. While not everyone will get published, I believe every writer who makes the effort can grow. The craft of writing is as much about developing skills as mastering an art.

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How did I get here?

  In fifth grade I participated in a unique team competition focused on creativity. We won fourth place in the state of Texas for our dramatic presentation of the “New” Seven Wonders of the World. I pray the video never surfaces on YouTube. Needless to say, I have been passionate about finding and sharing inventive solutions ever since.

  In middle school I tried out for cheerleading even though I couldn’t jump more than a foot off the ground. Alas, the short skirts and pom–poms were never meant to be, but I have never lost my passion for encouraging people and cheering on the underdog.

  Both of the publishers I’ve worked for have a strong independent streak and often limited resources, so I learned to get creative whether I was washing the windows of a hundred-year-old landmark building, putting on a company-wide Halloween competition, or editing a promising debut novel.