I am a writer and editor committed to expressing things clearly and memorably and helping you to do the same. I have written and edited essays, short stories, novels, web copy, op-eds, letters to the editor, social media updates, research reports, newsletters, cookbooks, how-to guides, obituaries, oral histories, and more. Grants I have written have been successfully funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kresge Foundation, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and the Tucson Pima Arts Council.
My goal as an editor is to help you to express and clarify what you already have going for you–good stories, unique perspectives, and worthy messages. I encourage an attitude of curiosity and improvisation, inviting you to see “mistakes” as the foundation for new discoveries. I also believe in clear, concise communication. No sense in filling up the page with unnecessary words. I’ll help you find crisp language in your own voice to say what you need to say.
I can assist you with the writing and editing of books, essays, short stories, scholarly articles, technical works, strategic plans, organizational and/or campaign messaging, manuals, social media posts, web site copy, and promotional materials. I can also help you develop and polish nonfiction and fiction manuscripts. Drawing upon my own artistic career, I also offer writing coaching, helping you tap your own creative voice, experiment and improvise, map out projects, stay on track, and complete your goals.