Q; How do I get in touch about a potential writing project? And, what is the process from there?
A: First, you'd visit my Contact page or just send me an email with brief project info. Then, we'd do a 15-minute initial phone call and I'd email a few follow-up questions. Last, I'd create a detailed proposal with a timeline, price, and other parameters. If you accept, I subtract the cost of the proposal from the project fee. (There's no proposal fee if you don't accept.)
Q: Can I pick your brain about editorial work, freelancing, or Chicago's literary community?
A: I get asked this question a lot! Since my brainpicking and coffee-time is limited—and because I believe in lifting others up—I wrote up a list of my Top Freelancing Tips, as a way to give back to the writing community, and easily/efficiently help folks out. If you're looking for a more in-depth convo, here's a link to my Coffee Talks, where you can book my time.
Q: Can you help coach and edit me as I write my book?
A: Yes! I love working with authors. I currently work as a developmental editor and novel coach, and as a ghostwriter for businesses and CEOs. Here's more info on my experience and that process.
Q: Anything else I should know about you?
A: I pride myself on being ultra-attentive to deadlines and thinking two steps ahead—and I love a good spreadsheet to keep projects on track.