Every superhero has their sidekick, every culinary master has a sous chef, and every great writer has an exceptional editor watching their back.

I began reading at age three, and wrote my first science fiction story (about time travel) when I was seven. I always expected to be a novelist, and only about a dozen years ago discovered that my true passion is for helping other writers to shape and polish their words, express themselves in the most clear and vivid way possible, and feel confident about the work they are sending out into the world.

I have taken numerous professional classes and workshops, and am working toward a certification program in copy editing. I’m a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) and a Charter Member of the Association of Independent Publishing Professionals (AIPP). I strive to constantly improve through professional development courses, sharing information with other editors, and reading and studying on my own, because that’s the best way I know to be sure I’m providing the best possible assistance to authors I work with.

In addition, I have over twenty years’ experience as a business owner, an accountant, a tax preparer, and an author – and more than four decades as a voracious reader who is rarely more than arm’s length from a book. I look forward to hearing from you!