My writing career started in technical grant writing and editing and in journalism where I learned to trim the fat from writing. After earning an MA in creative writing under the direction of series romance author Carolyn Haines, I began teaching writing. This is where I started to observe the two more common issues that keep stories from reaching their full potential: organization and development, and technical writing issues.
While I offer five levels of editorial and writing services: proofreading, copyediting, line editing, developmental editing, and ghostwriting, my process starts with straightforward communication with writers. If you're trying to hire a copyeditor, but your story suffers from lack of focus, stock characters, lack of development, poor organization, or any other critical writing error, I will advise you that you first need to address those issues and that you can work with me or that you should find another DE who can assist you. I believe in helping writers actualize their dreams of authorship, not in taking writers' monies. After all, I am also a writer, so I understand your plight.
Within the past few years, I started mentoring some of my more promising creative writing students. These are students who hold aspirations of authorship but who either don't know how to focus, organize, and develop their stories, or whose writing suffers from substantial, distracting technical issues. I support my other writing clients in similar ways. I prefer to go above-and-beyond offering professional insights and services to best-assist you with your endeavors. Additional services I bring to the table for clients include but are not limited to: content marketing strategies for authors, market analysis, traditional vs self-publishing advise, and query letter writing.