Every writer needs another pair of eyes—thorough ones.  Hence, editors.

My editorial experience encompasses projects both large and small, in the early stages of development and on the verge of publication. I’ve edited, copyedited, and proofread personal essays, novels, anthologies, popular magazine articles, fiction in translation, and academic writing (including ESL scholarship). I especially enjoy literary consultation; I’ve refined the composition of short story collections and poetry chapbooks, and culled and organized pieces of an incipient memoir.

I am as eager to work with new writers as with their more seasoned counterparts. I’ve helped high school students with college applications and helped retirees see through long-nurtured projects. In addition to teaching literature and writing at the college level, I’ve also tutored in an elementary school, conducted enrichment courses for children, and judged youth poetry contests. I take everyone’s words seriously. Whoever you are, I aim to provide exactly what you need and nothing that you don’t want.

As a poet and classical singer, I come to editing with an appreciation for both tight, orderly construction and the lyricism of a well-turned phrase. I will approach your work with a rigorous focus that John of Salisbury would admire, but also with good humor, enthusiasm, sensitivity, and a careful regard for your voice.

Update, April 2023: I am no longer accepting new clients.