I am a freelance editor with more than ten years of editing experience and a lifetime of word nerdiness. In my editing, I use my own internal conflict between logic and creativity to help authors shape their stories and bring their books out into the world. I have edited a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction in all age groups and have had the pleasure of working with over one hundred authors from all over the world, including bestselling and award-winning authors.
I'm a member of Editorial Freelancers Association and SCBWI, a co-founder and editor for Twitter pitch event Revise & Resub (#RevPit), co-host of the Indie Chicks and Story Chat Radio podcasts, and co-creator and Editorial Director for Writer In Motion.
I consider myself a hobbit (minus the big, hairy feet) and live in a tiny town near Charlotte, NC with my family and way too many pets: three dogs, eight cats, four fancy rats, a rabbit, and an aquatic turtle.
I edit all genres of fiction for middle grade and up but especially love elements of fantasy, history, and mystery. I get really excited by underrepresented cultures; stories that work real-world concerns into fictional settings; characters with psychologically-sound motivations and reactions; realistic non-romantic relationships (although I love a good romance too!); and new twists on old favorites—whether that’s character, plot, concept, or tropes.