WILL YOU EDIT MY MANUSCRIPT?
I would love to take a look at your manuscript to see if I would be a good fit! I believe the editor-author relationship is extremely important. I want to make sure my editing style, skills, rates, and goals jive well with your writing style, goals, deadlines, and budget.
Check out my process + rates and let’s talk!
DO YOU ACCEPT REVIEWS?
I do—from publishers and literary agents. Learn more about my review policy.
ARE YOU GETTING PAID TO WRITE REVIEWS?
Nope, never, no way. I may receive books free for review, but my reviews are always my honest opinions. I genuinely want to promote books I’ve loved. I will discuss what I liked about the book and what I didn’t like.
HOW DO YOU RATE BOOKS?
You won’t generally see any star ratings or grading systems on this blog or on my BookTube channel—I save my star ratings for Goodreads, and even then, I don’t put a lot of stock in star ratings. I don’t have an issue with rating systems; I just personally don’t like to put a lot of energy into rating the books I read. I blame my recovering perfectionism. Life is too short to worry about grading books. 🙂
WHAT DO YOU FILM YOUR VIDEOS WITH?
I film with a Canon T3i and a Zoom H1 mic. I edit my videos with iMovie. I also use natural lighting—meaning, yes, my neighbors can watch me awkwardly filming in front of my window. Thankfully, I’m friends with my neighbors, so it’s a good time.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE BOOK?
Like many bookish people, I don’t have just one favorite! Some favorites I’ve read recently include The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler, A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. . . . I could go on and on!
I WANT TO BE AN EDITOR ONE DAY. ANY TIPS?
Go for it! It’s a great career for book lovers and writers. If you’re currently a high school or college student, get involved with a school publication, even if it’s just a volunteer position. If your school doesn’t have a newspaper or literary magazine, perhaps you can start one. Join as many associations and clubs as possible to get involved in the editing community. Find mentors and build relationships with experienced editors you admire. Learn the Chicago Manual of Style. I have so many tips for aspiring editors, and you can probably find them all on my Editor Talk YouTube videos. I try to add to them periodically.