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. Before working at Northwestern, I was a senior editor at the Great Books Foundation in Chicago. Since 2000, I've taught literature and film seminars in several continuing education programs. I also read scripts for Steppenwolf Theatre Company. I have a BA from Washington University in St. Louis and a PhD in English from Rice University.