“My favorite writers are mavericks who can foreshadow a dare we must offer ourselves – to be better. They risk their lives, risk losing their jobs, risk losing love or have already been risked by someone else. Their words keep us from fleeing when all a morning may offer is cold stale fear of what next could crush the only edge left on a last dream. Writers are everyone’s witnesses, reminding that last dreams can mutate and multiply into anything.“
I wrote the above as an introduction to a short story I published in 2009. It is why I love reading and why I love editing. Mavericks need supporters and I am here to champion your work, cheer you on, guide you through your developmental challenges, and help you find the perfect spots for those pesky punctuation marks.
I love language and storytelling. In 2005, I began teaching English as a Second Language classes. My editing work developed quickly out of teaching and I enjoy helping students and clients hone what they want to say.
I am a big fan of all forms of creative storytelling—fiction and nonfiction. Digging into sentence structure, character development, pacing, world-building, dialogue, plot, point of view, and a writer’s unique voice is exciting to me.
I grew up in New Mexico and have lived in several states, as well as in Norway, Italy, and Hungary. My heart never fully left Italy and one day I hope to live there again.
I’m happy you found me and I look forward to talking with you about your current or next writing project!