An editor who writes. A writer who edits.
Why hire an editor unfamiliar with the emotional toil and the arduous grind of the publishing process?
An editor who him- or herself writes and who submits their work for publishing understands the commitment, psychological pitfalls, and the thrill of success inherent to the process. An editor who doesn't write is merely a technician, as indifferent and removed from the outcome as an AI program.
The difference is passion. I am enthralled by all forms of literature, be it novelistic, literary, academic, communicative, marketing, and even the most basic informational texts. Why trust your work with someone whose vested interest is mere payment?
Writing, Revising, & Submitting
In 2019 alone I've had 12 stories published, and I earned second place in the Baltimore Review Winter Contest. In previous years my essays, poems, and stories have appeared in a wide variety of journals.
I write because I love unfolding the hidden narrative of everyday events. I edit because I love helping others reveal that narrative and to bring the story forth. To me they are inseparable.
Does your editor write?Check out my writing on my personal site, The Word Punk.
My novels THE NORTHLAND and BOGORE are under representation by a reputable European literary agency. Hopefully, a deal will be forthcoming in 2019.
Stories All things fiction
I am a prolific author of stories short and long. One story recently won second place in a literary magazine's fiction contest, and more stories are forthcoming in journals and magazines.
Ghostwriting A thankless role
I have written some 10 works for other "authors" who prefer to serve as producers rather than writers.