freelance editor

About

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Based in Minneapolis, I have worked as a freelance editor for six years for both independent authors and publishing companies, and on everything from world-building science fiction to Christian financial advice books. During college, I also held editorial internships at both Knopf Doubleday and Milkweed Editions.

I recently worked two years as the volunteer books editor for the Riveter magazine, which went on hiatus in 2018. I reviewed fiction and nonfiction for BUST Magazine for three and a half years, and reviewed nonfiction for Publishers Weekly for four years. My book reviews have also been published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Rumpus, and the Riveter, among other publications. In 2019, I was a judge for the Minnesota Book Awards Genre Fiction category.

My day job is as the Member Programs, Public Outreach, and Communications Coordinator at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Minnesota. My professional background also includes literary events management, public history, and library services. I hold an honors B.A. in English from Scripps College, where I won the Slocum Award for my collection of Gothic and horror literature.

I am well versed in contemporary literature, both traditionally and independently published. My special interests include literary fiction and the horror genre, but I am adept at working with a variety of genres. (I have recently been editing a lot of romance!)

When I'm not editing or reading, I'm probably out hiking, watching a scary movie, or visiting a museum. 

Check out some books I’ve recently read to get an idea of my personal taste!

What am I currently reading? Follow me on Goodreads!

Gideon Falls, Vol. 1: The Black Barn
Five Midnights
Creatures of Will and Temper