I came to editing sideways, backwards, and upside-down—any direction but forward. But when I got there it made perfect sense. Because being a creativity-driven, book-loving artist-type has always run parallel for me with being a hyper-organized, big-picture seeing, project-driven person. So I like to think editing allows me to do a little of both: bridging the magic and the machine of writing.
As an editor, my number-one priority is helping you achieve your writing goals and not totally lose your sanity while doing it (partial sanity-loss is to be expected…in fact it probably means you’re on the right track). I like to do that in any way that works for you, whether it’s workshops, one-on-one consultations, or manuscript or story/essay editing.
I’m also a writer myself, so I know how crazy-making the whole journey can be. And how worth it too. I’d love to hear what you’re working on!