I am an experienced coach, editor, writer and reader who can guide you through any part of the writing process from idea inception and prewriting through word choice and proofreading. My coaching specialties include writing process and tools, technical writing, communications, academic essays, creative writing, and understanding literature and difficult prose. Most of all, I love seeing my students and clients master the skills they need to reach their goals.


My Background

I have studied writing, editing, literature, comparative literature and creative writing extensively and have over 15 cumulative years of experience in tutoring, coaching and teaching. I started as a peer tutor, coaching my classmates through short stories and essays in college, lo these many years ago. When I was a TA in graduate school, my students often came to my office hours for one-on-one assistance, which I relished. Since then, I have coached students in grade six through college, and professionals who wanted to improve their writing skills with the goal of advancing in their fields. I have a BA and MA (ABT) in Literature and a certificate in Technical Writing and Editing – all from the University of Washington. I diagram sentences for fun and do crossword puzzles with a pen.

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