Why Work with Me?

    Great question. Here's my answer: because for me, working as an editor/book doctor/writer is a calling and a long-term career--not just a day job or a fallback gig. I love this work. I care about my clients and listen to them deeply. I advocate for their readers, who deserve a well crafted book. I study my genre (prescriptive nonfiction) and learn from the masters. Because I've worked on the other side of the desk, I know how to make life easier for the agent and the editor at the publishing house. Mostly, though, authors decide to work with me because I understand that it’s a privilege to help another person express their life’s work—and to do it in a way that reveals, instructs, and delights.