About Me

Photo by Bethany Aleshire

Photo by Bethany Aleshire

I'm a freelance copywriter and editor for a variety of clients, including independent authors, the Loft Literary Center, FedEx, Thrivent Financial, Wise Ink, Red Line Editorial, and 3M. In my past job as editor at Coffee House Press I worked with a number of authors, including Kirsten Kaschock, T. Geronimo Johnson, Kate Bernheimer, Ron Padgett, Lincoln Michel, Christopher Merkner, and many others. In addition to my writing and editorial work, I'm an editor mentor in the low-residency MFA program at Sierra Nevada College (Incline Village, Nevada). I’ve also taught courses at the University of Minnesota and Macalester College (read about my Literary Publishing class here).

Over the course of my career, I've spoken on panels and in classrooms on a range of publishing and editing topics. I've also judged several contests, including the Minnesota Book Awards and the Minnesota State Finals of Poetry Out Loud, a national poetry recitation contest. 

I've been quoted in the Washington Postthe Huffington PostBroadly, Fast Company, and MediabistroYou can also read my thoughts on editing, money, and colors in MN Artists