With a PhD in English, I like to say that I’m the kind of doctor who, in case of life-threatening emergency, can explain Faulkner while you die. More to the point, I am a professional writer, editor, and writing coach who can help with any writing project, at any point in the process: from journaling to application essays to book manuscripts, from brainstorming or getting “unstuck” to fine tuning for publication. I work with college professors, fiction writers, students applying to medical school or struggling with mastering the English language, and anyone who can use another pair of eyes.

Following a decade teaching college English in institutions as diverse as Cornell University, the University of Rochester, Northern Arizona University, and Auburn State Correctional Facility, I’ve spent the past dozen years as a freelance writer and editor, as well as teaching creative writing at a homeless shelter, tutoring women in recovery in reading and writing, and teaching yoga at both a homeless shelter for families and Dhyana Yoga in Philadelphia. I live in West Philly, but work mostly by e-mail, with clients in places as far flung as Singapore and Korea.
Recent editing work has included two books published in 2015, Cold War Crucible: The Korean Conflict and the Postwar World by Hajimu Masuda (Harvard University Press) and Narratives of Cyprus: Modern Travel Writing and Cultural Encounters since Lawrence Durrell by James Bowman (International Library of Cultural Studies—I. B. Tauris).

My own publications include academic articles, as well as chapters, exercises, and fiction pieces for a wide variety reading and writing textbooks, and on-line publications including a popular blog, Yoga for Cynics, and book reviews for Elephant Journal, newsletters and short stories. In recent years my writing efforts have been focused primarily on a novel in progress, tentatively titled Ask the Angels.
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