Extensive experience working with publishers, individual clients and agents.
Publisher clients include:
Responsibilities: developing plots, editing proposals through first and final drafts, including line-editing, galley proofreading, and book doctoring on individual titles, including The Raven League and The Big Empty.
17th Street Productions/Alloy
Line editor for Sweep and individual titles
Project Editor for Techies, middle-grade biography series. Responsibilities included editing first and final drafts, picture research, obtaining permissions, and proofreading all stages.
Parachute Publishing, Inc.
Editor for middle-grade and YA series fiction from concept through first-draft and final line-edit, including rewrites. Series include:
Kung-Fu Princess, Confessions of a Teen Nanny, Two of a Kind (Olsen Twins), New Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley (Olsen Twins), Give Yourself Goosebumps, The Ghosts of Fear Street, Goosebumps Presents, Full-House:Club Stephanie, Full-House Michelle, Charmed and individual titles.
Series Editor, The Hardy Boys Mysteries (Middle-grade fiction)
created and developed plots, reviewed submissions, edited proposals, outlines, first drafts and final manuscripts, suggested cover ideas and titles, wrote copy, negotiated contracts, acquired authors.
Consulting Editor, Nancy Drew Case Files, Hardy Boys Case Files (Young Adult fiction)
Bantam Doubleday Dell
Consulting Editor, Choose Your Own Adventure and many individual titles
Co-creator and Series Editor, Digital Detectives, a web-enhanced middle-grade mystery series. Responsibilities included negotiating contracts, editing from concept through final line-edit, maintain schedule, representing the series at BEA.
Cover Copywriter, Bantam Doubleday Dell, Silhouette Romance
Submissions Reader for Bantam Doubleday Dell, Trumpet Bookclub, Andrea Brown Literary Agency, Kirkus Reviews
Proofreader and Fact-Checker for many clients including Random House (several imprints), Crown Publishing, HarperCollins, Parachute Publishing, and private clients
Writing Instructor: mediabistro, Writing for the Middle Grade and Young Adult Market
Writing Instructor: The Institute of Children's Literature
Adjunct Faculty: Marymount Manhattan College: Critical Thinking
Workshop Teacher for PROJECT READ through the Museum of the City of New York
Millay Colony Artist-in-Residence
Participant: Breadloaf Writers Conference, Zoetrope:AllStory Writers Conference
Finalist: Chesterfield Film Fellowship, three years in a row, based on short fiction submissions
Finalist: New Dramatists; O’Neill Playwriting Conference
New York University, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, M.A.
interdisciplinary degree in playwriting, arts administration and cultural studies
Vassar College, B.A. Anthropology