The editor/client relationship works best when it's collaborative and defined by mutual respect.
You also want to know who this person is who's editing your copy! Is she professional? Is she trained?
Is she a creative, conscientious person you'll enjoy working with?
You'll find that I'm all these things.
My clients have included award-winning authors, publishers, self-publishing writers, and corporations of all sizes.
62 professional exam study guides,
56 novels, 5 children's/middle-grade books,
40 nonfiction books, 31 memoirs, 35 essays, and
6 short stories.
I've also ghostwritten 3 novels in a crime series.
I've been a corporate and marketing writer and editor for 32 years and counting for a large Seattle company.
In that role, I've ensured the factual, grammatical, style, and brand accuracy of print and web copy read by
millions of customers and business partners.
As a result, I know how to manage schedules and deadlines, collaborate with designers, communicate professionally, and manage multiple projects at the same time.
Plus, I understand the written word's power to impact, persuade, inform, charm, and educate.
Training & Affiliations
I have a bachelor's degree in English literature and a Professional Certificate in Editing from
the University of Washington.
To better meet your developmental editing needs, I'm enrolled in the Specialization in Developmental Editing program (DEVEDIT 510) at the UW this fall.
I'm a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and serve on the Northwest Editors Guild Board of Directors. And it should be no surprise that I read constantly.
In My Spare Time
A resident of the Seattle area, I'm harvesting berries in my yard, playing pickleball, or walking my corgis when I'm not in front of a computer or a book. I'm a working mom and belong to a local writing group of women who are passionate about growing as writers and sharing their stories with the world.
I also volunteer editing services to the Padilla Bay Foundation, where smart people are working to help the environment, protect wildlife, and educate us all about the importance of estuaries.