Qualifications

I have been editing things for friends and family since my mid-teens; my experience includes two novels of my father’s (Harald and Salamander; the former is commercially published, the latter self-published) and one commercially published non-fiction book (Future Imperfect), as well as numerous short stories and some essays by various friends, none as of yet published. I am only now beginning to edit commercially – which is why I am offering the first five pages free, so that you can get an idea of the quality of my work before you commit to anything.

I am a graduate of the University of Chicago, with a BA in Romance Languages and Literatures; what that means in practice is that I can read medieval and renaissance Italian comfortably and have a rough familiarity with Italian Literature, especially medieval. I also have some familiarity with modern American and British fantasy and science fiction, as well as some mysteries (one of my primary reasons to be an editor is to turn something I’ve always loved doing into a profession), so I am familiar with many of the conventions and ideas implicit in those genres.