Client books

Welcome to The Girl with the Green Pen

My mission is to guide writers through the process of creating a story worth reading and re-reading. From idea development to editorial feedback to general publishing advice, I love working with stories and those who create them. As a nationally ranked swimmer, I know the value of time, so I believe in quick responses from the first email to the last.

Beyond providing an experienced and thorough critique, my secondary goal is to establish a relationship with my clients. I want to support you throughout the stressful submission process and celebrate with you upon any and all good news. Writers may put pen to paper alone, but it is through a community that the book gets finished, polished, and submitted.

Please look around! I invite you to learn more about me and my amazing clients, and to determine which of my critiques will fit your needs. If you have questions, check out the FAQ or use the Submit form to email me directly.

I look forward to working with you!

Editing Philosophy

I edit by three principles: honesty, approachability, and efficiency . When working with me, you can expect a quick, casual correspondence. I know that receiving editorial notes is often daunting, so I use friendly, straightforward language–and the occasional smiley-face–to show that I want our working partnership to be a two-way street. Working with writers and stories is my passion, and I hope to establish a long-lasting relationship with every client–including you.