As an accomplished editor, educator, and program coordinator, I have over thirty years of professional experience that incorporates a passion for human rights advocacy.
I’ve written and edited nonfiction, primarily in education and NGO programs, and genre fiction, especially LGBTQ+ fiction and romance.
Respect and acceptance of diversity is integral to my life and work. I was born in a former British colony, grew up in New York City, traveled in the UK for archaeology projects, served as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Central Asia, and lived in a variety of US states and regions, from the East Coast to the South to the Southwest and the West.
My education and professional experiences are equally vibrant and eclectic. I have degrees in English (literature and writing) anthropology (archaeology), and education (curriculum and instruction). And I've worked in a variety of fields, including publishing, international nonprofit programs, and education. Editing has allowed me to use all my research skills, life experiences, travels, and interests—sometimes in ways that are quite unexpected.
I believe our words should have a positive effect and not demean individuals or groups, especially vulnerable populations. Sensitivity reading to the best of my abilities and experiences is included in my substantive edits. We reserve the right to stop editing on manuscripts with content that purposefully negatively stereotypes and/or harms a vulnerable population. I will discuss concerns with authors and then make the determination on whether we can continue working together.
I promise to give your projects the highest level of commitment. The editing process is a partnership, and I will work with you on the needs of your specific manuscript.
If you think I might be the editor for your work, let’s discuss your project!