I’ve always been intrigued by words and writing, so my career as an editor came naturally.
For more than ten years, I’ve been editing a variety of documents and publications, from books and bills to dissertations and dental websites. I started proofreading business documents for my father (a dentist), academic work for postgraduate students, and then book manuscripts as an editorial intern at HarperCollins.
I’ve spent much of my career working in traditional publishing with Big Five editors, agents, publicists, and marketers, but I enjoy the freedom of collaborating with self-published authors and helping them navigate the publishing world. Today, my work has extended into research, fact-checking, writing, and even art direction for book designers.
As a book editor, I’ve been fortunate to work with many New York Times bestselling authors, including Barbara Wood, Alice Randall, Dennis McDougal, Candy Spelling, Keith and Kent Zimmerman, Peter Kiernan, and the Baseball Prospectus team of editors and writers. Books I’ve worked on have been featured on the TODAY show and in the New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, ELLE, and Publishers Weekly, to name a few.
I am proficient in The Chicago Manual of Style, the universal publishing handbook used by all major publishing houses. I am also highly skilled in AP style and have years of experience working with APA and MLA styles, as well as publishing and company house styles.
Specifically, I have editorial experience in the following areas:
BOOKS (PRINT AND E-BOOK)
Nonfiction: biography and autobiography, memoir, self-help, business, health and wellness, history, military, sports, pets, science, pop culture, sales and marketing, textbooks, arts and crafts, cookbooks, diet books, genealogy, religion, and reference
Fiction: historical fiction, literary fiction, historical romance, romance, mystery/crime, thrillers, action and adventure, apocalyptic, children’s, women’s literature
MARKETING AND BUSINESS
ad copy and online copy for booksellers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Apple
business documents and bios
research institute and think tank papers
medical and health copy in print and online
news conglomerate websites
graduate, law, and medical school personal statements and application essays, with all candidates accepted into top-choice schools
theses and dissertations, with all candidates successfully defending their dissertations and/or completing programs with success
Some of my clients include:
The Brookings Institution
The Filene Research Institute
The Mercatus Center at George Mason University
The United States Department of Defense
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Severn River Publishing
Turner Publishing Company
Westchester Publishing Services
Harvard Business Review Press
Let me help you refine your work and give it the attention it deserves. See how I can help you, or take a look at answers to some frequently asked questions. Feel free to contact me for other queries, and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Although I live and breathe editing, I also love exploring my hometown of Charleston with my husband and friends, traveling, enjoying the outdoors (particularly the beach and North Carolina’s mountains), cooking, exercising, watching a good movie or TV show, drinking coffee and tea, and, of course, reading—usually thrillers and British literature.