I am a professional editor/writing coach with over 20 years of experience in the publishing and media industries. During the span of my career, I have held diverse positions within these industries that have given me a broad perspective on the writing and publishing processes. After spending several years as a literary scout for international publishers and American film companies, I worked as the American editorial director for an independent London-based trade publisher, acquiring, developing, and editing a list of nonfiction books. I am also the author of two nonfiction books, Reading Women and The Love They Lost. My articles, essays, and books have been featured in The Washington Post, USA Today, Christian Science Monitor, Newark Star-Ledger, Newsday, Time, People, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Marie Claire, Bust, Bitch, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, Library Journal, Oprah.com, Feministing, and Guernica Magazine, among other print and online publications. A graduate of Barnard College and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, I live in Brooklyn, New York, with my daughter and two dogs.