Hello! I'm a writer and professionally trained editor. I edit fiction and creative nonfiction. My writing has been published in a variety of literary and prescriptive publications and anthologies. An avid reader, I favor literary and speculative fiction, memoir, and mystery.
Since 2015, I've worked as an editorial freelancer and developed lasting partnerships with a variety of wonderful clients. Alongside freelance editing, I provide my editorial management expertise to the Artful Editor agency. I'm also managing editor for Literary Mama, a literary journal about the many faces of motherhood. I serve on the editorial committee for Creative Colloquy, a literary nonprofit based in the Pacific Northwest. Occasionally I offer workshops and presentations to writers and aspiring editors.
I am well versed in the editorial production process. My career includes over fifteen years of project management in publishing, advertising, marketing, and film and event production. Each job honed my skills in organization, collaboration, and storytelling.
I'm an alumna of the rigorous editing program at the University of Washington. I frequently deepen my expertise with advanced editing courses and myriad writing classes. I belong to various professional organizations including the Editorial Freelancers Association, Northwest Editors Guild, Authors Guild, 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. Oui, I'm fluent in French! I've lived in New York, San Francisco, Nashville, and Seattle. I currently reside in the Pacific Northwest. When I'm not engulfed in words, you can find me practicing yoga, stitching, gardening, or strolling rocky beaches with my family.