I believe to be an effective editor, one must first be a passionate reader. I have spent my life immersed in books of all genres–fiction, nonfiction, scholarly, young adult–and it was my singular love of words that led me to a career helping writers express themselves in the clearest, most effective language. As an editor, I specialize in editing science fiction, fantasy, and select nonfiction of varying lengths, from short pieces to book-length manuscripts.
Before moving into editing, I was a freelance writer with extensive experience writing for the web on the subject of health and wellness. As a graduate student, I developed and edited website content for New York University’s School of Education, including news items and informational pages for degree-granting programs. I also volunteered for three years as a fiction editor (including one year as senior fiction editor) at Anamesa, a student-run interdisciplinary journal of fiction, nonfiction, art, and poetry.
I bring an editor’s eye and a reader’s love to every project I work on. Whether your project is a nonfiction book, web article, short story, or the first installment of a fantasy epic, I want to make sure the end product is a manuscript not just free from spelling and grammatical errors, but one that expresses your authorial intent in the words you wanted to use. As a writer myself, I know your project is your baby, and I will communicate with you at every step of the process to ensure the final product is the story you always wanted to tell.
I hold a B.A. in Asian Studies and Anthropology from the University of British Columbia, and an M.A. in Humanities and Social Thought from New York University. I joined the Editorial Freelancers Association in 2016, and you can view my profile and resumé here. Besides writing and editing, my interests include role-playing games, disability advocacy, and the changing state of the publishing industry.