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).
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 a wonderful writer, and an excellent editor and teacher of writing. She did an outstanding job editing "Mountain VISTAS", a collection of writing and art by people who had served as VISTA volunteers in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. She is creative, conscientious, and gets work done on time.
— Gibbs Kinderman, President, Designs for Rural Action
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