Let me tell you about myself.

I worked as a journalist for more than 20 years, first as a reporter and editor at a weekly newspaper and then as a reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer.

At the Inquirer, I wrote news and features that ranged from front-page stories to profiles to community news, racking up more than 2,200 bylines in my 17 years there. Part of my job involved working with editors to shape, define and polish stories. There was nothing more satisfying than to take an idea and turn it into an informative and readable piece of writing! 

After leaving journalism, I earned a MFA in Creative Writing from Rosemont College and began writing fiction and nonfiction. My work has been published in a variety of literary journals. I recently completed a novel called Clara in a Time of War, and I am working on a collection of short stories.

I also teach writing and English to adults and undergraduates in the Philadelphia area.

I love working with writers! I especially love helping writers improve their work, whether with a simple proofread or copyedit, or an in-depth edit. I provide thorough, personal critiques that include track changes and notes on the manuscript and a separate summary review that addresses overall integrity, strengths and weaknesses.

My goal is always to help you create a stronger, more accomplished piece of writing.

Once the editing is complete, I will answer any questions you have through phone consultations or emails.

I accept payment by personal check or money order.