Language shapes the world. On some level, I’ve always known this, even as a four-year-old writing poems about the wind.
The power of words–their power over me and my desire to harness their power–pushed me all the way through a Ph.D. in literature and right into the freelance writing and editing business.
My goal? To help folks use the right words in the right order to tell their most powerful stories.
Is your novel manuscript boring your beta readers?
Do your brilliant ideas disappear behind complex and confusing academic sentences?
I’ve helped my clients solve these problems and more. You see, I learned how to write and how to teach writing while working in university writing centers, where every day presents a new writing problem. Here’s how writing centers work:
Student comes in needing help with a resume and cover letter? I can help with that.
Student needs help with formatting? I can help with that, too.
Student needs help with a science report? Sure!
Help with a philosophy paper? Yep!
Help with a short story? You betcha.
I’ve been trained to solve writing problems, and now I offer my skills to novel writers and academics alike, not just college students lucky enough to have access to writing centers.
I can’t wait to use my 10+ years of experience teaching college-level writing and literature to help you harness the power of words!
My publications connect with a crazy range of audiences, from academic to popular, to educational:
- “Mad Girls: Creativity and Growing Up in Jane Eyre and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”
- Space and Place in The Hunger Games: New Readings of Suzanne Collins’ Trilogy
- “Growing Up Blake in a Potter World: Using Harry Potter to Teach William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience.” Teaching Harry Potter: Essays on Classroom Wizardry from Elementary School to College. Ed. Valerie Estelle Frankel.
- Winner of 6-word story contest for 2Elizabeths
You can see more about me on Linked In.
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