I chose to be an editor and writing coach because I believe that conversations between writers and editors bring good writing to life. I focus on nonfiction and memoir. My favorite topics are science, nature, travel, the arts, history, and sports (especially running).
My other specialty is editing technical writing. I learned how to work collaboratively with scientists while on the staff of a wildlife magazine, so I have particular expertise with wildlife-related topics. But I love to help scientists of all kinds reach a popular audience.
I am a member of the American Copy Editors Society (ACES). I have more than 11 years’ experience with the AP Stylebook and have edited two books using the 16th Edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. Over time, I’ve developed an editing philosophy that guides my work.