My Work

Here are some of the titles I’ve copyedited and projects I’ve worked on.

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“The author noted that she’d like to add your name to the acknowledgments of her book. Is that okay?”

—Production Editor, Penguin Random House

“Just a quick follow-up to say that the author took most of your suggestions and thanked you several times in her comments. Your work was masterful!”
—Susannah Noel, Production Editor, St. Martin’s Press

Better to Be Lucky than Smart! by Bill Mares

Better to Be Lucky than Smart! by Bill Mares

Things Left Unsaid: A Novel, by Sara Jafari

Things Left Unsaid: A Novel, by Sara Jafari

Much Ado About Margaret, by Madeleine Roux

Much Ado About Margaret, by Madeleine Roux

Rules for Ghosting, by Shelly Jay Shore

Rules for Ghosting, by Shelly Jay Shore

Looking for a Sign: A Novel, by Susie Dumond

Looking for a Sign: A Novel, by Susie Dumond

The Red Wheelbarrow, by Marjorie Nelson Matthews

The Red Wheelbarrow, by Marjorie Nelson Matthews

Her Rites, by Christy Angelle Bauman

Her Rites, by Christy Angelle Bauman

Finding Sophie, by Imran Mahmood

Finding Sophie, by Imran Mahmood

The Observable Universe: A Memoir, by Heather McCalden

The Observable Universe: A Memoir, by Heather McCalden

Lessons for Living: What Only Adversity Can Teach You, by Phil Stutz

Lessons for Living: What Only Adversity Can Teach You, by Phil Stutz

Out There Screaming: An Anthology of New Black Horror, Jordan Peele (Editor, Introduction), John Joseph Adams (Editor), N. K. Jemisin, and more

Out There Screaming: An Anthology of New Black Horror, Jordan Peele (Editor, Introduction), John Joseph Adams (Editor), N. K. Jemisin, and more

Attic of Dreams: a Memoir, by Marilyn Webb Neagley

Attic of Dreams: a Memoir, by Marilyn Webb Neagley

On Great Fields: The Life and Unlikely Heroism of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, by Ronald C. White

On Great Fields: The Life and Unlikely Heroism of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, by Ronald C. White

Once More with Feeling: A Novel, by Elissa Sussman

Once More with Feeling: A Novel, by Elissa Sussman

Two Truths and a Lie, by Suki van Dijk

Two Truths and a Lie, by Suki van Dijk

An Extraordinary Life: A Memoir of a Global Citizen, by George Namkung

An Extraordinary Life: A Memoir of a Global Citizen, by George Namkung

The Secret Gate: A True Story of Courage and Sacrifice During the Collapse of Afghanistan, by Mitchell Zuckoff

The Secret Gate: A True Story of Courage and Sacrifice During the Collapse of Afghanistan, by Mitchell Zuckoff

Play the Fool: A Mystery, by Lina Chern

Play the Fool: A Mystery, by Lina Chern

Lucky Girl: A Novel, by Irene Muchemi-Ndiritu

Lucky Girl: A Novel, by Irene Muchemi-Ndiritu

Granite Kingdom: A Novel, by Eric Pope

Granite Kingdom: A Novel, by Eric Pope

All That Is Mine I Carry With Me: A Novel, by William Landay

All That Is Mine I Carry With Me: A Novel, by William Landay

No Excuses, by Stephen L. Harris

No Excuses, by Stephen L. Harris

Uncertain Fruit: A Memoir of Infertility, Loss, and Love, by Rebecca and Sallyann Majoya

Uncertain Fruit: A Memoir of Infertility, Loss, and Love, by Rebecca and Sallyann Majoya

But A Wandering Voice: K-Nurse, Book Two (K-Nurse, The Knight-Nurses of the Order of St. John), by Mark Leo Tapper

But A Wandering Voice: K-Nurse, Book Two (K-Nurse, The Knight-Nurses of the Order of St. John), by Mark Leo Tapper

The Editor’s Query: A Free Monthly Dispatch on Book Editing, Editorial Arts Academy, edited 2021–2023

The Editor’s Query: A Free Monthly Dispatch on Book Editing, Editorial Arts Academy, edited 2021–2023

Rizzoli & Isles: Listen to Me: A Novel, by Tess Gerritsen

Rizzoli & Isles: Listen to Me: A Novel, by Tess Gerritsen

Why Didn’t You Tell Me? A Memoir, by Carmen Rita Wong

Why Didn’t You Tell Me? A Memoir, by Carmen Rita Wong

Living Fully: Dare to Step into Your Most Vibrant Life, by Mallory Ervin

Living Fully: Dare to Step into Your Most Vibrant Life, by Mallory Ervin

What Doesn’t Kill Us Makes Us: Who We Become After Tragedy and Trauma, by Mike Mariani

What Doesn’t Kill Us Makes Us: Who We Become After Tragedy and Trauma, by Mike Mariani

Immune: A Journey into the Mysterious System That Keeps You Alive, by Philipp Dettmer

Immune: A Journey into the Mysterious System That Keeps You Alive, by Philipp Dettmer

Home Made: A Story of Grief, Groceries, Showing Up—and What We Make When We Make Dinner, by Liz Hauck

Home Made: A Story of Grief, Groceries, Showing Up—and What We Make When We Make Dinner, by Liz Hauck

The Power of Strangers: The Benefits of Connecting in a Suspicious World, by Joe Keohane

The Power of Strangers: The Benefits of Connecting in a Suspicious World, by Joe Keohane

Sext with Me: A Novel (Let’s Talk About Sext, Book 3), by Evie Claire

Sext with Me: A Novel (Let’s Talk About Sext, Book 3), by Evie Claire

You Had Me at Hockey (Bears Hockey Book 2), by Kelly Jamieson

You Had Me at Hockey (Bears Hockey Book 2), by Kelly Jamieson

Weekend Fling: A Crazy Love Novel, by Stacey Lynn

Weekend Fling: A Crazy Love Novel, by Stacey Lynn

For the Win: A Wynn Hockey Novel, by Kelly Jamieson

For the Win: A Wynn Hockey Novel, by Kelly Jamieson

Durango Sky, by Allen J. Wolfrum

Durango Sky, by Allen J. Wolfrum

The Death of Faefolk (Ancient Death Doula Series Book 1), by Anne-Marie Keppel

The Death of Faefolk (Ancient Death Doula Series Book 1), by Anne-Marie Keppel

Must Love Dogs…and Hockey (Bears Hockey Book 1), by Kelly Jamieson

Must Love Dogs…and Hockey (Bears Hockey Book 1), by Kelly Jamieson

30 Days to Financial Excellence: Learn to Master Your Money Like a Personal Finance Pro, by Inge Natalie Hol

30 Days to Financial Excellence: Learn to Master Your Money Like a Personal Finance Pro, by Inge Natalie Hol

A Rhythm of Prayer: A Collection of Meditations for Renewal, edited by Sarah Bessey

A Rhythm of Prayer: A Collection of Meditations for Renewal, edited by Sarah Bessey

The Inland Sea, by Sam Clark

The Inland Sea, by Sam Clark

Destination Wedding: A Novel, by Diksha Basu

Destination Wedding: A Novel, by Diksha Basu

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