editing/consulting

If you have a manuscript that needs another pair of eyes, or a shorter piece that you’d like feedback on, contact me! I provide line edits/comments, as well as a written critique that comments on the manuscript as a whole, for every project I take on. I can also do proofreading for manuscripts that are farther along. I have experience as a writer working with a number of small presses and literary journals, and I can suggest possible homes for book projects nearing completion. I charge reasonable, by-the-page fees, and am happy to discuss the specifics of your project. I have experience working as a consultant for Black Lawrence Press, and here are a few responses to my feedback:

“You’ve both encouraged me and cut right to the heart of issues that I wouldn’t have been able to identify on my own (even though they ring true enough that I think part of me knew they were issues). I have emerged from this consultation feeling like there is not only a future for this book, I know what I need to do to get there. Thank you!”

“I have had a quick look into the file you have sent and am thrilled with what you have done. Your edits and suggestions look very helpful indeed. I will give the file my full attention over the coming days. I am very grateful for your valuable input. Thank you very much indeed for your careful and considered work.”
“Thank you so much for your comments.  They were very insightful and gave me

some good ideas about how to reorganize the stories.  Which stories to put together and what order to put them in is such a challenging part of doing a group – I have been really struggling with that – and your perceptions have helped a lot.  I also liked your feedback about the themes, the characters, the number of names, and which stories you felt worked better than others. I’m putting together another collection now, so if you offer evaluations again in future, you’ll probably be seeing more of my work!”