I have three years experience doing freelance editing for a range of companies like MD Internet Solutions, Find Local Company, and WAV Group Consulting, and two years experience as a freelance children's book editor working with publishing houses like Editorial Campanita and Caribbean Reads, as well as privately with self-published authors. View my book editing portfolio here. As Managing Editor of Anansesem, I have edited scores of children's stories and poems. Depending on how much a manuscript needs to be shaped and developed, I offer proofreading, line editing, or substantive editing to enhance a writer's vision and improve the work to a publishable quality. My particular area of expertise is picture books, however I will sometimes edit middle grade and YA novels on a selective basis. Please contact me for more information if you require novel editing. Click on the [+] to explore the sections below.
Starting during my graduate degree program at the University of Pennsylvania, I have read over 450 children's books. I am an alum of various writing programs including the Highlights Foundation workshops for children's writers, the School of the Free Mind's children's writing course with Pura Belpre award-winning author-illustrator Maya Gonzalez, the Tengo Sed Costa Rica Writers Retreat, Naomi Jackson's Literary Bootcamp for Women Writers of Color at the Kelly Writers House, and the Cropper Foundation Creative Writers Workshop Residency. Based on this experience, I am able to offer advice on how to improve your manuscript. Stories that have benefited from a professional critique often stand out from the huge slush pile of unsolicited manuscripts that publishers receive. Whether you are sending your story to publishers, or trying to find an agent, it is always a good idea to get advice and feedback from those with experience in the field.