I love all things beautiful: music, paintings, personalities, elegant equations, and—of course—the written word. As a ravenous reader of good books, I have profound respect and appreciation for writers, who labor in solitude for many untold months or years to put ideas and stories to paper. It’s a privilege and a joy for me to participate in that process as an editor, applying my training in both the sciences and the humanities as I approach the written word with analytical scrutiny and literary intuition.

In college, my studies in the sciences and the humanities trained my critical thinking and writing abilities. I also started exploring the art of writing, particularly in a semester-long internship at the campus writing center, where I tutored undergrad students in all stages of writing. 

After receiving a BA in philosophy, with a minor in astronomy, I worked in the law for a few years, where the legal environment honed my writing skills for the purpose of persuasive, precise, and concise communication. All the while, I continued to volunteer my writing and editing services in my community by helping people polish or craft their writing projects. January 2014, I began pursuing a full-time career in freelance editing.

Since then, I have proofread or edited dozens of nonfiction and fiction books; 100+ doctoral dissertationsmaster’s theses, and scholarly articles in both sciences and humanities; and hundreds of academic papers and admission essays. I have also provided editorial support to corporate and nonprofit organizations.

When I am not editing, I can be found reading, playing the piano or the cello, exploring arts and culture in DC, or trying (not to mess up) a new recipe in the kitchen.


Education

Master of Liberal Arts, Johns Hopkins University (expected 2018)

BA in Philosophy (Minor in Astronomy), University of Maryland

Professional Certificate in Editing, University of California, Berkeley Extension

 

Additional Editing & Writing Coursework

Issues in Developmental Editing (Editorial Freelancers Association)

Copyediting Fiction (Editcetera)

Creative Writing Specialization (Coursera, Wesleyan University)

  • The Craft of Plot
  • The Craft of Character
  • The Craft of Setting and Description
 

Favorite Novelists

Fyodor Dostoevsky, Thomas Hardy, Halldór Laxness

 

Professional Memberships

 

Volunteering