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 a visiting assistant professor at Macalester College (St. Paul, Minnesota), a teaching specialist at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities, and an editor mentor in the low-residency MFA program at Sierra Nevada College (Incline Village, Nevada).
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 for high school students.