I am currently adding new editing clients to my roster for the first time in two years. I've been focusing on my current clients and on building Blue Pen—which has been a true joy. But I truly miss working with fiction and with new voices, which is why I am currently accepting select projects. I'm looking for manuscripts that excite me and authors who are committed to growing in their craft, regardless of their publication goals.
My editing philosophy is based on the central goal of developing the best possible manuscript while supporting the author's career and craft. After editing, I want you to know that your manuscript is improved. I want you to learn something from the editing process. And I want you to feel excited about your story and what it can become.
I hold a bachelor's degree in English from Campbell University, am a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association, and have been a professional book editor for six years. I manage and oversee a team of editing and publishing professionals at Blue Pen. I am also an author represented by Sandy Lu of Book Wyrm Literary Agency.
I exclusively edit adult fiction. My preferred genres include literary fiction, upmarket fiction, historical fiction, horror, suspense, magical realism, fantasy, and science fiction.
Developmental editing and line editing each cost $0.04 per word. If you need a manuscript critique or proofread, we can coordinate with my team at Blue Pen.
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