Book Editing Services
for publishers, agents' clients, indie authors,
& writers seeking a literary agent
Developmental editing / structural editing
Query letter review
E-book & print formatting
Self-publishing project management
Classes & Events
The Writing Institute's MEET THE TEACHERS & SPRING OPEN HOUSE
RSVP here. January 17, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
How to Get Published: WestportWRITES Mini-Conference, Sunday, January 27, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
How to Get Published, Saturday, March 23, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Query Letter Writing, Saturday, April 27, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
SELF-PUBLISH YOUR BOOK
Self-Publish Your Book (Sarah Lawrence campus), Tuesdays, February 5 through April 16, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Self-Publish Your Book (online), Tuesdays, February 5 through April 16, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
PUBLISH & PROMOTE YOUR BOOK CONFERENCE
Publish and Promote Your Book Conference, June 22, 2019.
How to Win an Agent with Your First Page, Wednesday, June 5, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Prepare Your Pitch, Wednesday, June 12, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Prepare Your Pitch, Wednesday, June 19, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Prepare Your Pitch (online), Thursday, June 20, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Prepare Your Pitch, Friday, June 21, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Interested in a private class or retreat for your writers' group? Use the contact link at the bottom of this page.
During eleven years at Random House, I acquired and edited upmarket fiction, women’s fiction, historical fiction, suspense, romance, and narrative nonfiction, in addition to advising on trade paperback acquisitions and reading group content. I’ve edited New York Times bestsellers such as The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond, Homer’s Odyssey by Gwen Cooper, the Nina Wilde/Eddie Chase series by Andy McDermott, and David Gibbins's Jack Howard series, as well as RITA Award winners for Best Historical Romance His At Night and Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas, Thriller Award-winning and Edgar Award-nominated suspense novels by Tom Piccirilli, the critically acclaimed literary novel Butterfly’s Child by Angela Davis-Gardner, What Happened to My Sister by Elizabeth Flock, The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez, The Four Ms. Bradwells by Meg Waite Clayton, and Becoming Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey.
Recent and forthcoming freelance projects include With Love from the Inside by Angela Pisel (acquired by Putnam), Jury Town by Stephen Frey (TV rights purchased by CBS), Biglaw by Lindsay Cameron (acquired by Ankerwycke and optioned by Paramount), Oil and Marble by SG Storey (acquired by Skyhorse), The Widow’s Guide to Sex and Dating by Carole Radziwill (acquired by Holt), and books by New York Times bestselling indie authors Vi Keeland and Jasinda Wilder, Wall Street Journal bestselling authors Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson, and USA Today bestselling authors Caroline Fyffe and Lois Greiman.
In addition to freelance editing for independent authors, agents' clients, and publishers, I taught the Novel Writing Master Class at Mediabistro for five years and currently teach at the Sarah Lawrence Writing Institute.