Hi everyone! I'm thrilled to be participating in the Query Critique giveaway. My winner will be chosen during week 1 of the contest, so cheers to those submitting early :0)
I've been a professional freelance editor since 2009, when I completed my MA in English and Am Lit at NYU. I mostly work in adult and YA fiction, though I make the occasional foray into NF. I run The Work Conference, an annual, weekend-long writers' conference in NYC, and The Work Retreat, an annual workshop weekend in Massachusetts led by pub-house editors and agents. I also run the #firstlinefrenzy hashtag on Twitter -- a monthly event when authors tweet me the first line of their novel, and I provide live, fun, educational critiques and advice. I'm an obsessive reader and audiobook listener (talk to me about your faves!), with a particular penchant for romance, lit fic, nuanced fantasy and smart YA. All of this is to say: books are a huge part of my life, and I can't wait to help you with yours.
Time to go look at some queries!