Feather & Fang Media
For years, I’ve edited and advised fledgling and established authors rather on the down-low, taking on assignments when approached by individuals or publishing companies. My professional background is editorial (originally magazines, then blogs/websites, and boos), and I continue to love this work.
I approach projects with the mind of a developmental editor and the heart of an author. I know how vulnerable it feels to share your work with others—but I also know how to structure and sharpen your book to make it the best it can be. As I edit your work, I never edit simply for edits’ sake. I encourage as much as I point to ways to improve the work. As author and editor, we share the same goal—for your book to find an audience.
If you are a writer (or editor or publisher) in need of some editorial guidance, I can help in a few key ways, which I outline below. I have written and edited for both adults (fiction and non-) and children (Picture Books, Chapter Books, and Middle Grade) and am able to offer feedback and guidance in any number of genres. However, my editorial “sweet spot” seems to be in trade non-fiction stories of faith and doubt that point readers toward hope–and action (this is the feather–and fang!).
- Writer Coaching and Idea Development: We worry if our ideas are worth working on. Or, we know it’s a great idea but don’t know where to start. Sometimes, we get stuck in the middle of a project and don’t know how to press on. Ugh! It can be hard–and so lonely–being a writer. I know. I’ve been there! We all need someone to show us the ropes, to offer honest feedback, and encourage us along in our journeys. This is what Writer Coaching offers. Sometimes this looks like regular Zoom chats or emails. Other times it means reading through early drafts and offering feedback. The rate for Coaching is based on $100/hour. Although, various “value” packages are available. Contact me for a FREE 20-minute phone or Zoom consultation to see if this might work for you.
- Story Hunting: A Twitter acquaintance recently lamented the term content creator. And while I agree it sounds vapid, sometimes folks need some content created! I prefer to look at this as story hunting. Sometimes know they need content for their websites but struggle to know what will grab people. I’ll help you find the story–and wrangle and write it for you or your organization.
- Collaborative Writing: Very rarely and for very select clients, I will help you write or significantly shape your project. While you can contact me, these projects are negotiated by my literary agent, Adria Goetz, of P.S. Literary.
- Developmental and Copy Editing: I am now booking developmental and copy editing work through Reedsy–an amazing community of authors and carefully vetted editors (of which I am one!). So, if your book is written and you are looking for an editor to consider both at the forest and the trees (that is, looks at grammar, usage, theme, pacing, structure, etc.) or a straight-up copy edit (grammar and usage), click on through to Reedsy, and we’ll connect there.
For more information, contact me at email@example.com