Because Every Writer Needs Help Sometimes

I’ve been a working writer for over 20 years and in that time I’ve had many editors and teachers, both good and bad.  I’ve taught creative writing to both undergrad and graduate students.

I’ve been on faculty at several low residency MFA programs and the model I use with clients was forged there.  We work together to develop ideas and strategies to build your strengths and strengthen your weakness. I tailor my comments and ideas to your work and your writing.  My goal is for you to have more tools once we stop working together.  It’s your literary voice and your story.  I am here to make it your best version, but still yours.  A lot of editors (and I’ve had them) will want to make your writing different.  I only help you to make it better.

I have sliding scale, depending on scope of the project and your budget. If you send me 3-7 pages and a summary, you will receive, free of charge, a sample line edit and response letter and we can both decide if we are a good fit.  If it’s not work I can do well (I don’t work with porn writers – no judgment, just not in my wheelhouse) I will let you know and help you find a better editor.

I charge by the hour and am scrupulously fair.  If your novel is 600 pages and I see on page 170 that it shouldn’t be that long and I can read the last 30 pages to figure out what matters to you, I’m not going to read the whole thing and then charge you for all that time.  I’m really good at my job and I’m stringently fair.

Email me for references or any questions.