From eagerly diagramming sentences to devouring library books each and every youthful summer, I possessed a love for language early on. Through education and experience, I’ve developed an excellent eye for details and ear for language as well as impeccable grammar—and knowledge of how and when to finesse it. I’m thorough, organized, and meticulous, and, even more noteworthy, a writer myself and thus well versed in the writing process. Other highlights include:

Editorial Experience
  • Assistant Prose Editor at The Tishman Review where I copyedit all accepted prose—both fiction and nonfiction—(June 2016–present) and evaluated fiction submissions (June 2016–December 2017)
  • Ice Shear and Faint Trace, crime novels by M. P. Cooley (evaluated manuscripts and provided developmental editing and line editing)
  • The Gamekeeper’s Apprentice, middle-grade novel by Melissa McInerney (provided developmental editing and copyediting)
  • Scared to Life, 362-page memoir by Jillian Webster (copyedited on a tight four-day deadline)
  • Co-editor of The Bennington Review: Selected Works, January 2015 (copyedited four fiction and two nonfiction works by six different authors)
  • Newsletter editor of a weekly online publication for the University of Michigan Alumni Club of Silicon Valley with over 5,000 subscribers
Professional Development
  • American Copy Editors Society (ACES) Conference, Chicago IL (April 2018)
  • Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference, Los Angeles, CA (March 2016)
  • Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference, Minneapolis, MN (April 2015)
  • Editorial Freelancers Association, various ongoing coursework including Developmental Editing for Fiction,         Developmental Editing for Nonfiction, Copyediting, Working Directly with Authors as Editors, and Sensitivity       Reads
  • Creative Nonfiction, Flash Essays (September–October 2017)
Education
  • MFA in Fiction from the Bennington College Writing Seminars
  • BA in English, minor in French from the University of Michigan where I graduated with “Highest

    Distinction” and won a Hopwood Award for essay writing

Memberships/Affiliations
  • American Copy Editors Society (ACES)
  • Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA)
  • Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP)
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Subscriber to Copyediting.com
  • Participant in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
  • Member of a writers’ group since 2004
Publications
  • “Poking a Stick in the Eye of Silence: An Interview with Martha Cooley,” The Tishman Review, October 2017
  • “Writerly Fingerprints: Syntax as Style,” The Writer’s Chronicle, September 2016