I work with GrubStreet, America’s leading creative writing center, as a manuscript coach. I love character- and voice-led narratives, plot-driven stories, poetic prose, and humor. I specialize in work that explores transnational, cross-cultural, class, and feminist themes, but I’m inspired by rip-roaring historical and fantasy novels as much as realist literary fiction.
- Constructive feedback and practical developmental editing insights on your short story, flash fiction & novel projects
- Intensive editing of your agent query letter & expert coaching on querying strategies
- Guidance on preparing your manuscript for submission to magazines, fellowships, residencies, and conferences, plus insight on where to submit and how to write a killer proposal
- Guidance on applying to MFA programs, including where to apply, how to choose, organizing your applications, and writing a strong personal statement
With a breadth of experience in editing everything from novels and memoirs to company briefs, blog posts, and travel guides, whatever your project, I’ll ensure it’s flawless. Recent projects include a historical/fantasy novel, a memoir exploring racial identity, an illustrated inspiration manual, and an education guide for parents.
- Developmental editing
- Intensive line editing
Cultural & Sensitivity Reading
I can help you produce work that is both authentic to and respectful of represented cultures. As a woman, an immigrant, a person from a work-class community, and a person living with disabilities, I have a range of experiences to draw from when performing this work.
- British culture
- Social class
- Representations of women
- Music & musicianship (classical, jazz, blues, rock, metal, punk)
- Invisible disabilities
Marketing & Copywriting
As a marketing professional with several years of experience creating marketing and content materials and strategies for arts and literary organizations, I am both an accomplished copywriter and a trusted source of information for authors seeking to promote their books or raise their profile.
- Social media coaching & support
- Web copy & site maintenance
- Site design consultation