In your work as an author, you set up a world. My editorial approach is to study each manuscript, considering many angles and levels. I build an intimate sensitivity toward the manuscript, mapping it out. Empathy toward the author and to characters portrayed extends from this understanding. I adapt my approach to the voice and style of the author, using data analysis to inform my insights and suggestions. By providing concrete and creative possible solutions to areas of concern within the work, I do my best to give my clients a clear action plan for their manuscript revision.
I am a fast reader and am happy to provide a quote prior to reading (for which a word count is required). I specialize in structural/substantive editing of literary fiction. In 2019, I was awarded the Claudette Upton Scholarship by Editors Canada.
In my private practice, I have edited manuscripts for esteemed and award-winning authors Shira Nayman, author of Awake in the Dark, The Listener, and A Mind of Winter; Amy Wilentz, author of The Rainy Season: Haiti Since Duvalier, Martyrs’ Crossing, I Feel Earthquakes More Often Than They Happen: Coming to California in the Age of Schwarzenegger, and Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter From Haiti; Lisa Gornick, author of The Peacock Feast, Louisa Meets Bear, Tinderbox, and A Private Sorcery; Elizabeth Cuthrell, writer, producer, and co-founder of Evenstar Films; and Kate Manning, author of Whitegirl and My Notorious Life.