Editing and redrafting is a process that often generates anxiety and self-judgment for writers. This is especially true when the subject matter is personal. But editing can also be a joyful process that celebrates and builds on your strengths as a writer.

As an editor, I recognize that there’s more than one way to tell a story. My approach balances an appreciation for tried-and-true storytelling techniques, with an enthusiasm for books and stories that break the mold. I’m not interested in one-size-fits-all editing, but in helping you step into your most authentic and urgent authorial voice.

I offer workshops and one-on-one editing help for those in the Richmond, Virginia, area. I also provide a range of manuscript services, for people in all latitudes and longitudes!

“Elizabeth always inspires and challenges me with her incomparable analytic capacity and gentle editing. She has an uncanny ability to get into the mind of the author, enriching your voice without imposing her own. She is a true gem!”

– Gul Ozyegin, Author of New Desires, New Selves, NYU Press

“Elizabeth has helped me re-imagine everything I thought I knew about the editing process. What was once a painful and dreaded ordeal to be unhappily but necessarily endured, Elizabeth has transformed into an inexplicably beautiful and exciting process full of surprise and discovery…. Some women want to birth additional babies in order to maintain their relationship with their beloved midwives. Elizabeth makes me want to write more manuscripts.”

– Valley Haggard, Founder Life in 10 Minutes and Author of The Halfway House for Writers