What I do
Fiction and Creative Nonfiction
My writing has been twice listed in The Best American Essays and has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize by several publications, including Guernica. I am also the founding Sunday Editor at The Rumpus and am the current nonfiction editor at The Nervous Breakdown.
I edit for publishing houses and independent writers of fiction and creative nonfiction. I specialize in developmental and substantive editing, but I also do copy editing.
I am a copywriter for a wide range of nonprofits and the occassional for-profit institution. I write for the web, brochures, and more, and I have also done curriculum development. Clients include Stanford Children’s Health and Antioch University Los Angeles.
Teaching and Private Workshops
I teach creative writing workshops, and I also teach professional writing. I teach for the UCLA-Extension Writer’s Program, Antioch University Los Angeles, Writing Workshops Los Angeles, and more.
My writing has been twice listed in The Best American Essays and has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize by several publications, including Guernica. My publications have appeared on Buzzfeed, Joyland, and elsewhere. I am also the founding Sunday Editor at The Rumpus and am the current nonfiction editor at The Nervous Breakdown. I’ve been awarded fellowships and residencies by Ucross, Lambda Literary, Jentel, and Ragdale, and I teach at the UCLA-Extention Writer’s Program and Antioch University Los Angeles, where I received my MFA. I also have an MA in Political Science from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. Books and essays I have edited have received reviews, honors, and mentions in The Best American Essays, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Kirkus, The LA Review of Books, Library Journal, Booklist and more.
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