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September 6, 2016
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Highlights from the Editorial Freelancers Conference

I’d met Mary Norris and taken care of my obligatory awkward-stuttering-fan first words at the Under the Gum Tree booth at AWP in LA earlier this year. So starting the day chatting with Mary Norris, the Comma Queen herself, was nothing but a pleasure. … Continue reading

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August 10, 2016
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Supporting the community

In 2009, when I joined the ranks of full-time freelancers, I discovered the Editorial Freelancers’ Association, an education and support organization for editing/writing/publishing professionals. I wanted an affiliation, and I needed to learn. Not long after that,  fellow EFA member … Continue reading

January 28, 2016
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Sacramento editor keeping busy this winter

I thought I’d post a quick rundown of what’s been keeping me occupied lately, and what I’m looking forward to in the near future. I continue to work with short-story and novel writers to hone their craft. One is working … Continue reading

April 17, 2015
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#AWP15 Rundown & Wrapup

No #AWP attendee can do a rundown of the event without talking about the goings-on outside of the conference center. Offsite, I enjoyed the company of crowds at The Loft party, had a terrible drink but was in good company … Continue reading

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April 15, 2015
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The #AWP15 Rundown part 1: Small Press Publishers

The first year I attended the conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, I went as a writer. I was really focused on improving my own writing and hearing amazing authors read their work. That role for me … Continue reading

February 16, 2015
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2015 San Francisco Writers’ Conference Rundown

Getting back to SFWC after a couple of years away was quite enjoyable for me. Representing the Editorial Freelancers Association at a table there with EFA colleague Chris Rose (we also went to graduate school together and interned at the … Continue reading

February 12, 2014
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Vanishing Hoboken, a proofreading project

Proofreading is not glamorous. The book comes in and I make sure it’s correct, consistent, and ready to publish. But sometimes a proofreading project is genuinely fun to work on. The Vanishing Hoboken series is one such project. One reason … Continue reading

January 20, 2014
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Attention to writing craft

Telling rather than showing is a clichéd piece of criticism in writing workshops. But really the advice to “show don’t tell” has to do with many layers of writing, not just with providing more detail as most novice writers mistakenly … Continue reading