SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES“You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what’s burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke.” — Arthur Plotnik, author and editor

Hi there! Perhaps you love to write or enjoy reading what others have written. You’ve certainly come to the right place! As a published author and a professional editor who edits full time, I completely understand what it’s like to work with words so that they communicate those burning thoughts inside us. I’d love to chat about writing, editing, and books with you!

For You, the Writer

If you’re looking for a range of editing services, please know that I serve a wide audience of clients, who have a variety of writing styles and backgrounds; some have even finaled in or won contests—and I’m so proud of their hard work and accomplishments!

I love to edit fiction as well as nonfiction. Click here for my editing services should you be curious…

Self-Editing Newsletter

If you’d like to keep in touch about special offers, where I’ll be speaking, and receive great self-editing tips, please subscribe to my newsletter. Click here, and I’ll send you 10 Self-Editing Hacks for a Better Manuscript.

For You, the Reader

  • Do you like reading historical fiction where characters strive to live authentically?
  • Do you like reading about horses, the world wars, and little known history facts?
  • Do you enjoy social and cultural history?
  • Do you enjoy author interviews and book giveaways?
    I’d love to keep in touch with you through my newsletter and my blog as I share my writing and research journey!

Can’t wait to see you on the inside!
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Book News!

For all you horse people, join me and a few of my fellow contributing authors January 11, 2020, for a live, in-person book launch, celebrating The Horse of My Dreams, a collection of true horse stories that will warm your heart. Details here: Baker Book House Event.

Writer’s Conferences

Check this space often for new writer’s conferences happening around the US…


FlourishWriters is offering another free online writer’s conference! In January 2020, you’ll have the opportunity to partner with this wonderful conference—right from the comfort of your own home! And best ever, it’s completely free. I’ll be presenting how to self-edit your manuscript, touching on those deep and often difficult elements of editing. Register now for the Storytellers Conference, Jan. 20-25, 2020.