I am a writer, editor, teacher, reader, and avid traveler with a passion for words and languages.
My personal and professional experiences have been an adventure. I double-majored in English and Italian in university and then worked in the financial sector, where I helped design and edit marketing materials. After two years I went back to school, earning my Masters of Fine Arts in fiction writing in 2011. I taught creative writing workshops at North Carolina State University for three semesters and then spent three years teaching creative writing, academic writing, remedial writing, and literature at a small project-based high school. In 2014 I moved from the US to Istanbul, Turkey, where I taught academic writing and presentation skills at Yeditepe University and essay writing, literature, Italian language, and philosophy at Eyuboglu High School, which followed the International Baccalaureate curriculum. In the beginning of 2018, I relocated to the Baden-Wuerttemberg area in southern Germany.
In addition to my full-time jobs, I have eleven years of freelance editing experience on a wide variety of projects, mostly working with creative writers and academics. I help both fiction writers and memoirists get their book manuscripts in shape before they submit them to agents or publishing houses by providing them with the level of editing they need at specific points in their projects. I also work with graduate students who are writing their dissertations and need professional help with editing, or who are publishing papers and need someone to polish them. See my Services page for more information.