FREELANCE WRITER & EDITOR
I'm a freelance writer and editor, a learning and development professional, and a published author. I've worked for financial and marketing firms as an instructor, technical writer, and instructional designer. I've written nearly a hundred newspaper columns and features as a journalist and stringer.
Do you need help with your book? I'm a board member at The Writers' Loft, a nonprofit writing center in Sherborn, Mass., where I run critique groups, write the monthly newsletter, help set the Loft's strategy, and administer the website and blog. I love working with both established and pre-published authors!
My freelance writing and editing specialities include:
Copy, line, and developmental editing for novels, short stories, and non-fiction manuscripts
Brochures and marketing materials
Newspaper articles and features
Query letters, synopses, and agent submission packages for novelists
Training and classroom materials
Course assessments and evaluations
Real estate marketing materials
I'm an expert in the Microsoft Office suite and Scrivener and will work with documents in any other format. I especially love genre projects, including science fiction, fantasy, mystery, thrillers, suspense, and horror. If you're looking for guidance on formatting your ebook or print book for publication, I use Vellum, which produces beautiful books!
I'll quote work by the project, the hour, or the page, and go with whatever is cheaper for you. Have a small job? If you need a query letter, short story, or marketing material edited, I can turn those around in 24 hours.
Find the right partner to trust with your work and your words. Contact me for more information. Thank you!
Muck Rack has links to many of my articles, and I will provide other samples upon request.
THE MATILDAS: A WEIRD, FUNNY MYSTERY
She wanted to play amateur sleuth—and then the game turned deadly. And annoying.
Tiny book publisher Mitotic Press takes novels from one Earth and publishes them as their own on a parallel Earth, thanks to a portal in an otherwise-boring conference room. They're book thieves, with a pretty sweet (and very secret) business—until someone anonymous threatens to reveal Mitotic’s portal to both Earths.
Matilda Garrigan quit her dream job at Mitotic Press after she was too late returning from a dumb-ass business trip to the other Earth to prevent her girlfriend's death. Mattie’s good at running away from her problems—and she’s certainly no detective—but when Mitotic comes calling, she reluctantly returns to channel her inner Nancy Drew and find out who’s behind the threat.
Mattie’s investigation leads nowhere—and, predictably, she gives up—but when more clues are found and bodies start piling up, Mattie realizes that the mastermind has to be her late girlfriend—
—except, of course, she's already dead.
To keep Mitotic’s portal a secret—and finally tell the perfect woman how she really feels—Mattie faces angry ex-lovers, terrible music, identical killers from multiple Earths, and a mystery that grows weirder by the day.
- "Death Takes A Halliday" will be included in the Transmundane Press anthology On Time in 2020.
- "Hank" was featured on the Ripples In Space podcast.
- "Chaparall" was published in antilang. no. 4.
- "500 Words" was selected as a contest winner by Two Sisters Writing and Publishing.
"Fly in Danish" is featured in the anthology The Final Summons by the New England Speculative Writers.
Two of my poems are in An Assortment of Animals, an illustrated collection of poetry for children.
I'm a freelance writer and editor (and stay-at-home dad) in Millis, Mass. I'm also a board member at The Writers’ Loft, a nonprofit writing community in Sherborn, Mass., where I lead critique groups for aspiring and established authors. My short stories and poems for children and adults have been published in literary and genre anthologies, magazines, and journals, and I've written over 100 newspaper articles and features.
For more information on my freelancing services, or for feedback on my fiction, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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