I am a copyeditor and proofreader with more than fifteen years of experience. Prior to starting my own business, I was a copyeditor or senior production editor at Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Weekly Reader, which published educational magazines for children; and the Philadelphia Inquirer. I am a member of the Advisory Council of Conscious Style Guide and the Executive Board of ACES, the Society for Editing.
Among the books I’ve copyedited are three Caldecott Medal winners, a National Book Award finalist, a Printz Honor Book, a Sibert Honor Book, a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book, and numerous New York Times bestsellers. Please visit my portfolio to see some of the books I’ve worked on.
I feel incredibly lucky that my job is to help authors make sure their books are free of errors. When I was young, I devoured books. My mother likes to tell the story about how I used to carry around a book I’d memorized before I learned to read and proceed to “read” it aloud, sometimes while holding the book upside down. (The first line was: “Hop, hop, hop,” went Bill.) When I was older, my mother would drop me off at the public library on Saturdays with my library card and a quarter to call her for a ride when I was ready to go home, after hours of browsing the stacks and new releases. I never lost my love for reading. When I lived in New York City, a riveting book or two might have made me miss a few subway stops!
Now I specialize in copyediting and proofreading children’s and young adult fiction and nonfiction books, but I have also worked on fiction and nonfiction titles for adults. My clients include book publishers such as Hachette Book Group, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, Bloomsbury, Time Inc. Books, and Lee & Low Books, as well as independent authors and clients. Please read testimonials from authors and editors I’ve work with, and learn more about the editorial services I offer.
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