Evaluations & Consulting

Hello and welcome to my website! I am an editor, essayist, ghostwriter and author. In fact, my book Let’s Make Things Better will be available in Fall 2024 (Hachette/Pan MacMillan). I’m excited to share it with the world. 

I truly love writing and working with writers; it’s a dream job!

I specialize in narrative nonfiction and memoirs and have deep experience as a fiction editor. I am an inveterate bookworm and love nothing better than a good story, well told. That said, I don’t generally work with science fiction, fantasy, or horror. 

Let me tell you, there is absolutely nothing like another set of eyes on your manuscript. I will evaluate your work and tell you when, where, and how your manuscript can be more compelling, artful, and true to your voice and vision. Are your chapters too long? Does the plot or theme wander off course? Is your narrative arc doing its job?

I generally have a waiting list, but life happens, so drop me a line!



Manuscript Evaluations

Is your manuscript ready to meet the world? 

“Writing is hard” is the understatement of the century. Just getting the words down at all can be daunting. But now that you are done, is your manuscript good? Or – put another way, is it good enough? There is a lot of good writing out there; will your manuscript be competitive on the marketplace? Do you have a shot at attracting an agent? Or winning an award? I can help you find out what can be better.

I will help you make sure that you have written a compelling narrative that resonates with readers.


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Manuscript Consultations

For Works in Progress

Are you feeling lost and confused about the premise, structure, pacing, dramatic beats, character work or thematic development of your manuscript? When you work with me, you’ll send me some sample pages and describe what you are struggling with. Then we’ll get on Zoom and talk it through. I can help you gain the clarity you need to get you unstuck and back on track!

For Completed Manuscripts

Are you wondering whether traditional or indie publishing is the right way to go for you? What is involved with each path? I am familiar with indie and traditional publishing, having moved from one to the other myself. I can help you make the right decision for you, with realistic expectations, a timeline, and budget. 

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