Are you working on a novel, short short, non-fiction book or article? Do you need an editor or coach? I offer detailed critiques, beta-reads, advice, feedback and will motivate you to stay on track with your writing goals.
As a former English teacher, I am used to encouraging people and enjoy it! If you don't have time for writing groups, why not work one-on-one?
Any specific project can be examined for clarity, themes, plot structure, development of characters and setting.
Contact me by email to set up a phone or in-person meeting.
I look forward to hearing from you!
I edit for grammar, word usage, and flow.
I suggest changes.
As an English major at UCLA, I was on the Dean's List, wrote many papers on Shakespeare, Old English, poetry and multicultural fiction. I also studied at Brown University for two years.
I was very active in SCBWI for several years leading up to launching this business. I led a writers' group in Hollywood, known as the Schmooze and then the Lit Mingle. It still meets monthly at the Fairfax branch of the LA Public Library.
Middle grade fiction and historical non-fiction and fiction are my specialty.
- Forward Scribe articles:
- The Synopsis in SCBWI's THE BOOK, annually since 2014.
- The Runaway, a YA excerpt, Black Ace Journal.
- T is for Tree: A Teaching Story, Ngoma, Rudolf Steiner Journal, Kenya.
Hollywood history - especially Laemmle family history - is my passion. In July, 2016, I spoke to members of the German-America Heritage group in the Quad Cities, Iowa, where Al Jolson got his start - in connection with the exhibit "100 Years of Hollywood: The Laemmle Effect."
I also tutor children and adults in English language usage, grammar, writing, and conversation. If you want to work on your accent or ability to speak and communicate -- to a group or just for every day life, I am trained to help you succeed.
Speech is an art! I love languages. Wherever you are and whoever you are, you want to get your point across effectively. Please contact me if you would like to work on your communication skills with a private, patient, experienced tutor.