Create and edit internal communications as well as user-facing support materials.
Objective: Turn complicated policy into digestible yet elegant language for colleagues and customers.
Wrote articles for The Fig Tree, and proofread the monthly publication.
Objective: Share positive stories from members of the community in adherence with the publication's style guide.
Substantively edited manuscripts for the nonfiction and memoir imprint of Zharmae Publishing Press. Regularly wrote articles on the craft.
Objective: Promote writing in which the language itself elevates the reading experience.
96 Shades of Dead - assisted in formatting and proofreading
Portland 2017: An Anthology from The People's Colloquium - reviewed submissions and copyedited and proofread the prose pieces
Unwanted Discovery - provided line edits
Unwanted House Guest - provided line edits
Dictionaries Out of Order - acquired the manuscript and provided line edits
The Trophy Wife
While I write in a variety of forms, my primary identity as a writer is that of a novelist. My current project is The Trophy Wife, a marriage of young adult fantasy and romantic satire.
Twenty-three-year-old Pri is a formerly ambitious, jaded milennial who has recently retired from a dancing career and is looking for a new profession. When she meets James, the handsome CFO at the financial firm where she temps, Pri finds a new opportunity.
After a hasty love affair, Pri marries James and finds herself a career wife, complete with end-of-year bonuses and assignments involving the mysterious, dancing servants. Soon Pri is failing at her new “job” and feeling cooped up in the house, until she discovers a dumbwaiter that is a portal to another world.
She then learns that nothing is what it seems—the servants are an exploited people, their dance is a language, and James is more than her charming better-half.
All Pri wanted was to be the best trophy wife, but now she finds herself caught in a battle for freedom—for an enslaved people, and for herself.