I got my first experience editing while an undergraduate research assistant at The College of William and Mary. There, I worked with my sociology professor on what was to become New Desires, New Selves (NYU Press). After an interlude spent working for an event company in New York City, a public affairs firm in Richmond, and a hotel in rural Spain, I came back to editing. I’m passionate about memoir, socially engaged nonfiction, and adult and YA fiction with strong characters. Since July 2018, I’ve been the executive editor of Life in 10 Minutes Press.
I like to think of editing as the process that brings the magic and the machine of writing together, and I try to balance a deep respect for craft with a love for inventiveness and formal experimentation.
When not editing and teaching, I write for the local publication Richmond magazine on topics ranging from banjo-playing pharmacists to the human microbiome. I am currently an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at Queens University of Charlotte.