I have more than twelve years of children's publishing experience in a variety of roles in major publishing houses.
After a career in education as an English as a Second Language instructor and Writing Specialist at Rutgers University, I decided to pursue a career in my first love: books. I got my publishing feet wet in the Scholastic Book Clubs working on the catalogs that go into the classrooms, which was a great introduction to the industry as a whole. I then moved on to Scholastic’s editorial trade division at Blue Sky Press, followed by Philomel Books, an imprint of the Penguin Young Readers Group, and most recently I was an editor at Chronicle Books in San Francisco.
I am now a freelance editor focusing mainly on middle-grade and young adult novels. My strongest interests are in reality-based contemporary and historical fiction, but I have fallen in love with books of all genres and will gladly work on a wide variety of titles, including picture books. I have worked with such authors as international bestseller Ruta Sepetys, National Book Award Finalist Beth Kephart, Pat Zietlow Miller, National Book Award Winner Kathryn Erskine, Leila Sales, Stonewall Honor Recipient Hannah Moskowitz, and K.A. Holt, just to name a few.