I am a professional writer and editor experienced in technical and creative projects, both print and web. As a writing coach, I can guide you through 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.

My Background

I have studied writing, editing, and literature extensively, and have over 15 cumulative years experience. I began editing and coaching in college as a peer tutor, guiding my classmates through short stories and essays, and coached students during my office hours in graduate school. I took my writing into the workplace and have used it in communications, reports and proposals, marketing materials, and user assistance documents. 

I have since honed my technical writing and editing skills and expanded my repertoire through formal study and work experience in a spectrum of contexts. I have coached students through graduate level and professionals who want to improve their writing skills to help advance their careers.

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.