To my developmental editor extraordinaire, Tiffany Yates Martin, I joke that I want to start a fan club themed entirely around your awesomeness, but what you don’t know is one already exists. Every author I’ve met who has worked with you sings your praises, and I know why—you rock. Obviously. Thank you for your honesty, guidance, and most of all patience. It is a joy working with you.
Your Voice. Your Vision.
Writing is a solitary process. When you’re writing your first draft—or second, or fifteenth—often you have only your own impressions of the work. Like standing in the lobby of a high-rise building, you can’t see the whole structure unless you step outside and get some perspective.
Helping authors see their story with that objective distance and more deeply understand how to make it as effective, engaging, and compelling as it can be is my life’s work and my passion. Telling a story is about your voice; a good edit should enhance it, not alter it. Let me help you find the best version of your vision, fulfilling your creative intention and making sure the story in your head is the one on the page, and that your prose is as polished as your story.