Every work of literature has both a situation and a story. The situation is the context or circumstance, sometimes the plot; the story is the emotional experience that preoccupies the writer: the insight, the wisdom, the thing one has come to say.

Vivan Gornick

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

Since 2016, I've been a senior editor with Typehouse Literary where my work experience includes but is not limited to the following:

  • writing developmental feedback to hundreds of submitting prose writers on their essays and short stories 
  • management/curation of the magazine's blog by gathering pitches from Typehouse contributors on a variety of subjects rooted in the creative process
  • edit essays for publication on the blog
  • write and schedule social media copy for each blog post
  • proofreading each magazine proof before it hits the printers

I will provide line edits and developmental feedback on your personal essay and/or short story with the experience of a literary magazine editor and writer. I will provide detailed line edits, and a thorough evaluation of structure, tone, & character development in an 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 edit 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
  • optional: a list of 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, your goals for your essay/short story and a deadline for the requested feedback, no less than four days from the time I receive the email. I look forward to working with you!

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