Nonfiction and Hybrid Storytelling:
Your Story, The Way You Want To Tell It
I have immersed myself in nonfiction writing, reading, and editing for much of the past fifteen years. There are few experiences more exhilarating than joining another human being’s journey on the page as their authentic voice tugs me into their world and then propels me through their time and place and growing awareness. This is why I offer editorial services to writers telling true stories, no matter the form: memoirs, essay collections, stand-alone book excerpts, literary essays, short personal essays, lyric essays, collage, hermit crabs, op-eds, flash, prose poems, and forms that do not have a name.
I am here to help you find, clarify, and tell the story you want to tell, the way you want to tell it. Because I myself have written about various types of trauma and worked with many other writers and students over the years who have also written about their own trauma, I approach editorial work through a trauma-informed lens. I will treat you and your story with compassion and respect. That said, I am not a psychotherapist. I am an editorial consultant, offering feedback on a piece of personal writing that may feel very much like an extension of yourself, but must, ultimately, stand on its own as a piece of literary, artistic, or journalistic work out in the world. In that sense it is outside of you, and I hope we can talk about it as a living, breathing thing of its own that you are in charge of creating.
At this time, I am taking on book-length manuscripts and short-form pieces up to 6,000 words, and offering coaching support, as well as in-person and online workshops. Please see below for options and pricing. Let’s get your story out into the world!