Below you’ll find a breakdown of my qualifications and the editorial services I offer. Feel free to reach out directly from my contact page for a quote or visit me on Reedsy for more information. I can provide samples of editorial letters I have written in the past upon request.
I have a comprehensive list of all of the books I’ve edited over the last few years that you can browse through here. Additionally, you can find articles I’ve written, interviewed for, or was quoted in, as well as links to all of the podcasts I’ve hosted and videos I’ve appeared in here and here.
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Master of Fine Arts (2015 – 2017)
Creative Writing – Fiction
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Bachelor of Arts (2011 – 2015)
Creative Writing – Fiction concentration
Sigma Tau Delta international excelled English honor society scholar
Podcast host and features writer (2020 – present)
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Associate Editor (2020 – 2021)
Assistant Editor (2018 – 2020)
Editorial Assistant (2016 – 2018)
The Literary Review
Assistant Online Editor (2014 – 2017)
Barnes & Noble
Childrens Lead Book Seller (2015 – 2016)
An editorial assessment is similar to a first impressions overview of your manuscript. I will read through the entire manuscript and provide feedback concerning elements such as plot, characterization, structure, consistency, and style.
This feedback is intended to identify your book’s strengths and weaknesses, and help you devise a revision strategy that will improve the execution of your vision.
An editorial assessment can also help you determine if your work is ready for query. When paired with a query letter review, the assessment can help bring a much needed polish to your querying package before you start contacting agents.
- Concise, direct feedback on the state of your manuscript
- Clear evaluation of strengths and weaknesses
- Preparation for developmental editing or beta reading ahead of publication
A developmental edit looks at everything — the forest and the trees, side-by-side. This type of edit will examining everything from individual words to overall structure with the intention of making your project work as a whole. Nothing is sacred; developmental editing leads to rewriting as often as it does revision, so expect your work to change substantially.
This feedback lets you know when major changes need to be made: cuts, additions, total restructuring, and other laborious action. This feedback will also include counsel on your target audience and will inform you about the industry standards for your genre.
A developmental edit is perfect for when you’re ready to move beyond drafting, or when you feel something is missing and you need someone to help you see what it is.
query letter review
A query letter review will help you create the best possible query letter. The process involves reviewing your letter and making detailed recommendations on structure, tone, and content. This will help you strengthen your hook and compose a compelling, tightly-woven synopsis. These particularly tricky aspects of the query frequently make the difference between grabbing an agent’s interest and fading into the slush.
This review may also come with an editorial assessment on the first 10-15 pages of your manuscript.
Please note that a query letter review cannot guarantee agent responses or representation from a literary agent, but in a highly competitive environment where agents receive hundreds or thousands of letters a year, this feedback can be extremely valuable.