Freelance Editor


Colin Hagendorf, Slice Harvester, Simon & Schuster, August 2015

Naomi Jackson, The Star Side of Bird Hill, Penguin Press, June 2015

Olaf Olafsson, Almanac, Veröld, April 2015 (English ed. forthcoming)

Assistant Editor
Spiegel & Grau, Random House, New York, NY

  • Editing:  Edited literary fiction and narrative nonfiction titles in collaboration with Executive Editor, including works by bestselling and award-winning authors Ta-Nehisi Coates (The Beautiful Struggle), Matt Taibbi (The Great Derangement and Griftopia), Victor LaValle (Big Machine), Wes Moore (The Other Wes Moore), Dan Baum (Nine Lives), Mat Johnson (Pym), and Jay-Z (Decoded).

  • Acquisitions:  Managed the inflow of new proposals and manuscripts; read and evaluated proposals and wrote reader’s reports; solicited new projects from agents and writers.  

  • Writing:  Drafted editorial letters, advertising copy, jacket copy, and in-house sales and marketing materials.  

  • Project management:  Assisted in overseeing entire publication process for Executive Editor’s projects, working closely with in-house production, design, digital, marketing, sales, publicity, legal, and business departments at every stage.  

Editorial Assistant
Spiegel & Grau, Random House, New York, NY

Read and evaluated manuscripts under consideration.
 Prepared profit & loss statements and drafted all contract/payment requests.
 Maintained confidential contracts and prospective deals.


9/99 – 12/02 Eugene Lang College/New School University     New York, NY

B.A. -Liberal Arts: Concentration in Creative Writing