Editing is one way I connect with authors during their creative process. It helps me align my passion for language with my passion for helping others.
I started writing at age eight. I enjoyed my English classes above all others.
I am in a weekly generative writing group. We facilitate innovative writing exercises for eachother and give immediate verbal feedback on raw work.
At 18, I volunteered as an associate editor for Shoeless Publishing Company of Fort Myers Beach, Florida.
My education includes a Bachelor of Arts in English from Northern Arizona University. My focus at NAU was on creative writing and grammar.
In 2016, I received a Prose Certificate from the Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC), a ten-month program.
I have also received a certificates in Business Writing and Grammar Skills.
I was Managing Editor and Producer for “Truck Wine: An Anthology”, Prose Editor for “1001: A Literary Journal | Issue 2″ and Production Volunteer for “1001: A Literary Journal | Issue 3″ all IPRC publications.
I continue to consume books and blogs about writing and words. I keep a library of great writer’s tools on hand and refer to them throughout the editing process. My favorites are “Choose the Right Word: A Modern Guide to Synonyms” by S.I. Hayakawa; “Common Errors in English Usage” by Paul Brians; and “The Emotion Thesaurus” by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglish
I attend workshops, classes, writer’s conferences and previously volunteered as a selection commitee member for Write Around Portland.
If you are self-publishing or hoping to publish traditionally, I would love to help you get your manuscript ready. Let’s talk about your short story, fiction novel, website/blog, poetry manuscript, or personal essay in more detail. I specialize in identifying topics of social responsibility. I maintain connected with and understand the personal relationships between writers and their work. I hope to meet you soon!
The last 9 years have been spent pouring my soul into a ghost story, working and reworking it through numerous drafts. My heart is a poet’s heart, and my hands dabble in mixed-media arts. I’ve earned a living through a variety of professional customer service careers, web content managing, marketing, and training students.