I’m a Story Grid Certified Developmental Editor helping people learn to tell their stories better by focusing on the fundamentals. I read and write in subjects across the board and have a knack for understanding what makes a story work. Because I believe everyone has a story in them, I work with people who want to improve their craft and, thus, their writing.
How I got here
When I graduated college, I knew I had to give up the idea of what I was supposed to be doing. I had just spent 4 and a half years getting two degrees I’ll never use. I didn’t regret it. But I learned that even well-meaning advice can be harmful when applied to the wrong person. Instead, I did some soul-searching. Which reminded me that writing and editing best suit my analytical-creative mind.
Books have been my escape in life. They have been my constant companion, my teacher, and even my friend at times when I would have otherwise been lost. In the time since graduation, I’ve worked as a bookseller, took time to travel, and wrote a novel that is a “put in the drawer” draft. After that, I started teaching myself story fundamentals and read all the writing books I could find.
But, things really clicked when I found The Story Grid.
After that, I started listening to The Story Grid podcast and devoured everything Tim and Shawn had to offer. I’ve practiced analyzing stories ever since. In 2017, I took the Story Grid Editor Training Program where I learned how to analyze stories more in-depth and practiced breaking down scenes.
Since then, I’ve decided to take my expertise to the next level and offer my editing services to writers looking to learn how to tell their stories better. I take an analytical approach so writers can focus on the things they love. And, I am well-versed in discussing stories in a way that is approachable for someone who may not be as nerdy about stories as I am.
My favorite Genres:
- Action Adventure
- Worldview Maturation
- Love stories
- Non-fiction: Self-Help, Spirituality, and Science
Basically, I love reading anything and everything. And, I’m available for a free 30-minute consultation for anyone looking to improve their writing. Feel free to check out the services I offer or book a consultation. Thanks!