Originally from Michigan, I spent nearly a decade in Minnesota before settling in Northampton, Massachusetts. I earned my BA in English and social sciences from the University of Michigan’s Residential College and my MA in American studies from the University of Minnesota. After four years as a publicist for folk music’s Red House Records, I knew that I enjoyed writing marketing materials far more than I liked calling music critics. In the years since, I’ve honed my skills as a freelance writer and copyeditor working for academic institutions, small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and Knock Knock, a publisher of witty books, gifts, and stationery. My essays and humor pieces have appeared in the New York Times Motherlode blog, DAME, Salon, Jezebel, Grown & Flown, and Michigan Today, and my book, Our Precious Pooper, was published by Knock Knock in 2016. I also host Writers’ Block on WHMP in Northampton, a weekly radio spot about books and writing.
My broad life experience makes me versatile and great at cocktail parties: writer, editor, radio host, folk music publicist, university advisor and instructor, social media maven, voracious reader, crossword puzzle devotee, history geek, word nerd, pie maker.
BA in English and social sciences
MA in American studies
Freelance Book Editing 101 (Editorial Arts Academy)
Copyediting Fiction and Nonfiction Books (Editorial Arts Academy)
Copyediting Group Mentorship (Editorial Arts Academy)
Editing Sex and Intimacy (Editorial Freelancers Association)