I understand from personal and professional experience that writing offers rewards and challenges.
My credentials include: formal writing training from my undergraduate and PhD studies in history (from Davidson College and then Emory University); completion of the ACES Certificate in Editing; and, ongoing participation in the EFA's classes and webinars. I also have more than a decade of experience coaching students to stay motivated, write clearly, and manage their time wisely (which means I’ve finely honed my ability to deliver honest feedback in a direct but gentle way). Finally, as the mother of three young children, I understand personally how important it is to work as efficiently as possible!
Training and education matter, but so does the "fit" between author and editor. So, what else can you expect from me? You can expect an editor who:
Is honest, conscientious, organized, attentive, and eager to help
Has a sense of humor and an appreciation for witty banter (in writing and in life)
Loves her family, cake, books, diet Dr Pepper, lifting weights, the public library, and biking to nowhere (and is happy to hear about all of the things that you love, whether they affect your work or not!)
But more than that, you’ll get an editor who's passionate about reading great writing and committed to helping others craft great writing.
Writing is hard work no matter how much you love it! My job is to help make the process smoother and to help make your hard-earned manuscript the best it can be. It's my privilege to be entrusted with your writing!