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ed·i·t (e-dət) v. to alter, adapt, or or refine especially to bring about conformity to a standard or to suit a particular purpose

Bloomsbury’s Apartment is just one book I edited that received many awards: New York Times Editors Choice; longlisted for the 2020 Simpson/Joyce Carol Oates Literary Prize; longlisted for the 2020 Simpson/Joyce Carol Oates Literary Prize; one of Vogue.com’s “Best Books of 2020 So Far”; one of Elle’s “Best Books of 2020 So Far”; named A Most-Anticipated Book by the New York Times, Vogue, The Boston Globe, Salon, The Millions, Inside Hook, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn.

Samples of published edited work below.

The Great Man Theory
Apartment
Women We Buried
The Unpunished Vice
Beheld
Decent People
MM
Al Swearingen
First Rangers
WBIH
Solipsism
Sun King
HMH
Secrets
TRT
Personal Injury Lawsuit
Dep Handbook
Hungry
Trial Lawyer
Principal
Nurse Life Care Planning
Shadow
AH
Healing
Make Some Room
Daniel My Brother
GWTWM
The Kemptons
Beautiful Questions

WHY I EDIT

Editing combines my greatest passions: reading and writing.

 

But more than that, publishing is something I can get behind. The publication of ideas has knocked people to their knees for thousands of years, launching philosophies and revolutions and forever changing how we think. Freedom of speech is the guts of democracy. History itself only began when the Sumerians could first write it down more than five millennia ago. The stories we tell and the information we publish will always shape who we are.

 

We are educated, we are entertained, we are enriched because we read.

 

Reading also has other significant benefits, including preventing Alzheimer’s disease, improving memory, increasing the ability to empathize, honing critical thinking skills, and combatting anxiety. Studies have shown that just six minutes of reading can reduce stress by 60 percent, which is 68 percent more than listening to music, 100 percent more than drinking tea, and 300 percent more than going for a walk.

 

As for me, I feel most myself with a book in my hands.

I'm honored to be a part of any book's journey, as well as a participant in the publishing community that creates such powerful cultural products. This is my dream job, and you'll find that out when I geek out over your Oxford commas. I am, after all, the Comma Mama.

 

Thanks for writing!

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