I'm a freelance editor with ten years' experience at a small publishing house in Manhattan as well as four years with a semi-freelance critiquing and editing firm in San Francisco. I have experience with creative fiction as well as non-fiction; my most recently completed projects include a memoir of a boyhood in Cuba, a textbook on estate tax law, and a literary novel. Several of my clients have published books, and I have loads of solid references available.
Education: B.A. Northwestern University, MFA UT Austin Michener Center for Writers (Fiction and Screenwriting). I've published an award-winning story collection and a novel with Farrar, Straus, and Giroux that Elle called one of the 33 Best Books of 2016. I was a 2016-17 fellow at Harvard's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Rates range from 1-4 cents a word for full critiques including character, plot, and style analyses. I'm also available to simply read your MS and talk to you about whether it's ready to be marketed, its skill level and promise.
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