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I offer developmental, substantive, and line editing for book manuscripts, essays, short stories, and book proposals. Before becoming an independent editor, I was an acquisitions editor at Northwestern University Press for nine years, overseeing a wide range of books, including fiction, nonfiction, drama, poetry, and scholarly titles. Among my authors were MacArthur Fellows, Guggenheim Fellows, Pulitzer Prize winners, and Tony Award winners. I published work by novelists Thomas Rayfiel, Kathleen Hill, and Ludmila Ulitskaya; poets A. E. Stallings, Rachel Hadas, and Amit Majmudar; playwrights Stephen Karam, Lydia R. Diamond, and David Ives; scholars Annette Insdorf and Brian Boyd; and novelist Jen Beagin and playwright Clare Barron, both winners of a 2017 Whiting Award. In 2015, I was named to New City’s Lit 50: Who Really Books in Chicago. I have participated in editors’ panels at the Sewanee Writers Conference, the Squaw Valley Writers Workshop, AWP, and other conferences. I have also been a senior editor at the Great Books Foundation in Chicago. Since 2000, I've taught literature and film seminars and led reading groups for several continuing education programs, most recently at The Center for Fiction in Brooklyn. I have a BA from Washington University in St. Louis and a PhD in English from Rice University. 

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