I got my start in editing in 2008 as an Editorial Intern with Seal Press Publisher. During that time I was also a student Writing Consultant at Seattle University's Writing Center, where I worked one-on-one with my peers on forming and revising their essays. In retrospect I can see where all signs were pointing, but upon graduating college I decided to do something totally different. I spent a few years in non-profit/social work, which led me down to New Orleans and back up to Seattle. It wasn't long, however, before I realized I was missing out on what I loved doing most. So I returned to editorial work—where my skills and passion truly align!
I hold two bachelor degrees in English Literature and Women Studies from Seattle University. I am a graduate of the University of Washington's Certificate in Editing program. I am also a member of the Northwest Editors Guild. I was Assistant Fiction Editor for Terrain.org from 2016-2019.
I am also a writer. My writing (fiction and nonfiction) has appeared in Take Root Magazine, Gravel Magazine, Dogzplot, Vector Magazine, Foundling Review, District Lit, and other places on the web.
Last but certainly not least, I live with my husband and son near Portland, Oregon. When I am not editing or chasing after my rambunctious kindergartener, I enjoy writing flash fiction, cooking, singing, and exploring the Pacific Northwest.