I offer fast, meticulous developmental and line editing for individuals and creative organizations. My work is based on 20-plus years as an on-staff editor at major publications, with proven results in literary and mass-market fiction and nonfiction. I have also taught creative writing at the MFA level and have published five books—I really get writers and know how to help them up their game. I edit full-length books as well as individual short stories and essays.
Recent clients have received big-press and small-press contracts, and have won literary awards. For rates and testimonials contact email@example.com or use the form on my contact page.
I teach creative writing through the Center for Fiction in New York. In addition, I have taught at Summer Literary Seminars in Tblisi (The Georgian Republic), St. Petersburg, Russia; Vilnius, Lithuania; and Montreal; and as an adjunct in the MFA Program at Columbia University.
In addition, I periodically teach yoga with creative writing in a workshop/retreat setting. My 200-hour yoga certification is from the Bhakti Center in New York ; in the fall, I will complete yoga nidre training as well. Creative writing and yoga are combined in a practice that is precise, sustainable, embodied, challenging, and allows us to tape into deeper levels of meaning.
Ocean State Writer’s Conference, the University of Rhode Island, October 25-27
Columbia University, Short Form Prose, Spring semester
The Center for Fiction, 6-week class, March 19-April 30. Register here.
Trinity College, reading and discussion, March 14
Westport Lighthouse Writers Retreat, Zen & Ink, Pacific Post, Washington State May 16-19
Wildacres Writers Retreat , Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, July 6-12
Summer Literary Seminars, Tblisi, Georgia, July 15-28
The Center for Fiction, 6-week fall class TBA