I offer private editing services for selected manuscripts. I work one-on-one with writers who are committed to their writing projects — novels, short stories, and creative non-fiction — helping them find their way from draft to finished manuscript.
Contact me for rates & availability. I will also prepare special rates for shorter projects (short stories, essays, novellas, etc).
My co-author and I brought a nonfiction manuscript to Emma. With her considerable editorial talents, she made dramatic improvements, re-structuring the story’s chapters and breathing new life into it. I highly recommend Emma for any of your writing projects.
—Dave Brown, author of six books of nonfiction
I was delighted to have the opportunity to work with Emma during a low point in my writing of a novel. She provided thoughtful and incisive advice, focusing on the story itself rather than on the marketing of it. Her words of encouragement reflected her strong sense of authenticity, a great benefit for both the author and the novel's characters. Emma was the North Star - someone to rely on as the process of writing unfolded, and as a measure of what is true and real as a finished work emerged.
—Susan M. Neider, novelist
Emma worked with me on a short story. She really made it clear what worked and what didn't, and helped me form my own ideas on what to revise, as well as having a quick turnaround time.
--Jack Firneno, fiction writer
Emma has one of the most important characteristics of a successful writer; she's got an innate curiosity about other people, and a desire to learn. Because of this, she's empathetic and has the ability to make people feel at ease.
—Aimee LaBrie, short story writer
Emma is an incisive, smart, and skilled writer who makes it a priority to tackle issues related to social justice and cultural criticism that often are being ignored or misrepresented. She is also a lovely and welcoming presence, creative in her approach, and a great listener.
—Sonia Belasco, novelist