"Lily is a deeply thoughtful and considerate editor. I trust her completely with my work. Her edits are always constructive, thorough, and insightful. Most of all, they motivate me to improve my writing. It's clear that Lily knows her stuff and she's my go-to when I'm in need of an editor."

-Shannon St. Hilaire, Novelist, Fiction Aficionado

I graduated from Portland State University with a BA in English and a creative writing minor in 2017. 

I was a senior prose editor for Typehouse Literary for five years, where I 

  • wrote developmental feedback to hundreds of submitting prose writers on their memoirs and short stories 
  • curated the magazine's blog by gathering pitches from Typehouse contributors, editing and publishing their essays on writing and creativity
  • proofread each magazine issue from front to back before it hit the printers

I will provide line edits and developmental feedback on your personal essay and/or short story with the experience of a lit-mag editor and published writer. 

My evaluation of structure, tone, & character development will be summarized in a personalized, editorial letter.

With constructive, practical steps for revision, I will help you define your situation and story so that every sentence and paragraph speaks to what it is you have come to say.

My edits will include 

  • line edits evaluating grammar and syntax
  • in-line questions / comments / reactions to the piece
  • 1.5 page editorial letter summarizing my comments, addressing structure, tone, and providing practical steps for revision
  • tip jar: in exchange for a tip, I will list 3-5 literary magazines with accompanying deadlines where I think your work might be a good fit

    Get in Touch

    Please use the contact form below to share your word count & publishing goals for your manuscript.

    I look forward to working with you. 

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