Editing

Christine helped me immeasurably with the early drafts of my book. From deep developmental feedback to sentence-level edits, all of her suggestions were spot on. She pointed out things that weren’t working, as well as things that were, with exceptional thoughtfulness and insight.
Margot Page, memoirist and author of the NYT Modern Love essay, “Labels of Married Life, in a New Light.”

I have been an editor for 16 years. Most recently, I worked on websites that serve various target audiences, from novices to IT users. As a technical editor, I developed a seminar on how and why to write for an international audience and co-wrote a best practices guide on writing for a global audience. I have also edited and proofread books for The Mountaineers Books, Sasquatch Books, and individual authors and have experience with fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

Contact me to edit or critique:

  • Web content, for novice users to IT users (and users in between)
  • A book, in any form, from manuscript to proofs
  • Marketing copy, on the web or print
  • Individual poems or a poetry manuscript
I was delighted when Christine agreed to critique my manuscript, Upend the Outcome. She accomplished something I had been stewing about: a crisp description of the manuscript’s themes, that I can now articulate concisely. I didn’t incorporate every individual suggestion, but they were provocative enough to take me into the work with fresh curiosity. I feel this process led the manuscript toward the authority, voice, I was seeking.
–Carol Levin, author of a full-length poetry collection and two poetry chapbooks, editorial assistant at Crab Creek Review, and Alexander Technique instructor at The Breathing Lab.