Hello! I'm a French-American writer and editor based in the Pacific Northwest.
I'm the editor of Broken Free: Writers on Estrangement, a collection in development, and the author of Untethered, a memoir in revision. My work has appeared in a variety of publications, including The Boston Globe, The Seattle Times, The Rumpus, CrimeReads, Chicago Review of Books, Hippocampus Magazine, Literary Mama, Room, and the anthology Sharp Notions: Essays from the Stitching Life (2023) among others. My writing has been supported by a residency at In Cahoots. I often write book reviews and interview authors. An avid reader, I favor literary and speculative fiction, memoir, and mystery.
I edit fiction and creative nonfiction. I've worked as an editor or with editors for over twenty years, and I'm an alumna of the editing program at the University of Washington, where I was professionally trained in all levels of editing, including the depths of the Chicago Manual of Style. Since 2015, my work has centered around developmental editing and editorial management. My editorial approach is rooted in honesty and compassion, and I have an excellent track record with happy clients. Do you have a project that needs editing or an assessment? Please contact me to discuss it; I'd love to hear from you.
Alongside freelance editing, I provide my editorial management expertise to self-publishing individuals and organizations like the Artful Editor agency. I'm the former managing editor of Literary Mama, an online literary journal about motherhood, and Quiltfolk, a print magazine about textile arts. My career includes extensive project management experience in publishing, advertising, marketing, and other fields.
Occasionally I offer workshops and presentations to writers and aspiring editors — visit my Teaching page to see what's coming up. I also serve on the editorial committee for Creative Colloquy, a literary nonprofit based in South Puget Sound. I belong to various professional organizations including the Editorial Freelancers Association, the Northwest Editors Guild, the Authors Guild, the National Book Critics Circle, and Hugo House.
I hold a master's degree in sociocultural anthropology from Columbia University in New York. My thesis focused on the storytelling of memory in documentary films of war. I obtained my bachelor's degree from the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin, where I was selected for the Intensive Film program. For many years I wanted to become a documentary filmmaker. That passion for true stories evolved into my love of creative nonfiction writing.
I grew up in France and moved to Austin, Texas, as a teenager. I've lived in New York, San Francisco, Nashville, and Seattle. I currently reside in Tacoma, Washington, with my husband and three children. When I'm not absorbed in words, you can often find me stitching, practicing yoga, gardening, or strolling rocky beaches with my family.