Photo by Nathan J. Kavlie

Photo by Nathan J. Kavlie

About

I'm a freelance copywriter and editor for a number 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) 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. 

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