While I admit to a robust movie addiction, my favorite stories come from print. The feel of paper, the sound of a page turning, the need to know what’s coming are all promises I look forward to every time I pick up a book or magazine.
While teaching English as a Second Language courses over the past seventeen years, editing became a natural extension of my love for words and those who wield them.
I have worked extensively with writers whose first language is English, as well as with writers for whom English is a second language. I currently also work a few hours a week in a university writing center, helping students carve their academic essays.
I also love making photographs that tell stories, traveling, reading, hiking, gardening, dancing, motorcycling, and spending time with my favorite animals and people.
I am a big fan of all forms of creative storytelling—fiction and nonfiction. While my first love is fiction (especially historical fiction), I also thoroughly enjoy editing engaging nonfiction, including informational narrative, memoir, personal profiles, blogs, personal essays, anecdotes, etc. And yes, academic essays, recipes, and how-to guides can also be exciting adventures for writers, editors, and readers when language matches passion.
I’d love to be part of your next project! If I am not the right editor for you, I have many skilled colleagues I can recommend.