I’m a freelance editor of academic books, monographs, articles, and other projects. I also edit fiction and nonfiction intended for general audiences. As an acquisitions editor at Algonquin Books, I acquired and published dozens of books, including several bestsellers. As a freelance editor, I’ve edited three New York Times bestselling novels, consulted with the University of Georgia Press on natural history books, and have worked on books on everything from sailing to parasitic zoonoses. Please consult my LinkedIn profile for a more detailed accounting of my work in editing, and the “Editing” page (above) for more information on my freelance editing services.

I'm also a writer living in Pittsboro, North Carolina. I'm currently a contributing editor at Harper's Magazine, The Oxford American magazine, and The Normal School. I also write for The Highline @ The Huffington Post, The New Republic, Men's Journal, Our State Magazine, and Southwest Magazine.  My work has been recognized in Best American Essays and I've been a resident at Yaddo. I have a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University, and a master of fine arts degree in creative writing (fiction) from Bennington College.  I was once a newspaper reporter, an editor of books, a Marine officer and professional pyrotechnician. I like to run.

I am also a USA Track and Field Level 2 endurance coach. I coach elite athletes, I coach (XC, indoor, outdoor) Green Hope High School’s nationally recognized distance program, and I coach adults at all stages of their running journeys.