Story Editing

Most independent editors and writing coaches are primarily interested in working on book-length projects. I offer editorial and publishing consultation specifically geared toward magazine-length work. Getting one high-profile magazine story published can be the first step to a book contract. It can open doors with other magazine editors and publishing outlets. For many writers, it can be a better investment of time than writing a book proposal or drafting several chapters on spec. Some of the stories I have edited have gone on to become books.

I am available to read drafts and offer advice on what would make your story more publishable, as well as which outlets might be interested in publishing it. I offer manuscript critiques, developmental editing, and line editing services. My expertise spans from personal essay and memoir to longform narrative journalism and everything in between. I also edit short fiction, as well as work—both fiction and nonfiction—that falls in the e-single range (too long to be a magazine story but too short to be a book).

I am interested in hearing about your project and discussing how I might be able to help.