I am a freelance writer, editor, and book collaborator with more than 9 years of industry experience. I began my editorial career at Portfolio, Sentinel, and Current, three non-fiction divisions of Penguin Group (USA) (now Penguin Random House). After being promoted to editor, I moved to Gotham, another division of Penguin, before moving to Avery, where I worked until launching my freelance editorial business in May 2016.
I specialize in non-fiction books for adults in the categories of self-help, business, pop culture, lifestyle, psychology, and memoir. Having spent the first 22 years of my life reading only fiction and feeling superior about it, I realized after starting my career that editing non-fiction provides unique benefits I hadn't before considered. For one, you get to learn a lot about a lot. I've edited books on how to start and run a business, the Bernie Madoff scandal, the science behind human creation, the history of the suburbs, psychopaths, time management, online dating, the marketing lessons of Lady Gaga, artisan farming, skincare, and altruism, among many other subjects.
I have edited numerous award-winning and bestselling books, including The French Beauty Solution by Mathilde Thomas, The Sell by Fredrik Eklund with Bruce Littlefield, How to Be Richer, Smarter, and Better Looking than Your Parents by Zac Bissonnette, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast by Laura Vanderkam, and Pound Foolish by Helaine Olen. As a freelancer, I continue to help authors bring their ideas to life, collaborating with them closely to make their books as smart, sophisticated, and sharp as possible.
Currently, I offer editing, co-writing, and consulting services for a range of non-fiction projects--from books to blog posts. If you are interested in working with me, please check out the Books I've Edited and Editorial Services pages linked to above. In addition, I urge you to read my blog, which offers advice on writing, pitching, and understanding the publishing industry in general.