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.
I'm a "stay in touch editor" and, whenever possible, help my clients find agents and publishers. For rates and testimonials contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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 St. Petersburg, Russia; Vilnius, Lithuania; and Montreal; and as an adjunct in the MFA Program at Columbia University.
I recently completed my 200-hour yoga certification at the Bhakti Center in New York and am in the process of creating a program that will combine creative writing and yoga in a practice that is precise, sustainable, embodied, challenging, and meaningful.
Ocean State Writer’s Conference, the University of Rhode Island, October 25-27
The Center for Fiction, 6-week class, March 19-April 23 (details to come)
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 (details to come)
Summer Literary Seminars, Tblisi, Georgia, July 15-28