Asking someone to edit your work can be terrifying. Either it's ripped apart (and you don't know why) or there are minimal edits made to the piece with no insight offered. In the relationship between writers and editors, trust and communication come first. My job is to provide the services necessary to elevate your work.
I am taking a hiatus from editing all other work besides pitches, but watch this space in case I decide to start taking on more meaty projects again in the future. My standard rates for pitch workshops are $20/pitch.
Pitch Workshop Process
After working with me, writers have placed work in such publications as Bust, Teen Vogue, Brit + Co, Bitch, and more. I'm happy to talk with clients about not only the pitch itself but what the best outlet for the piece is if you don't already have a publication in mind.
As I said above, I charge $20 per pitch. I like to have you send me the pitch (or pitches) you'd like to work on via Google Docs so that we both have access to the work at the same time. Tell me whether it's already been rejected or not along with any questions or concerns, what you're stuck on, and anything else you'd like me to know about the pitch.
After that, I'll thoroughly comment on the pitch and tell you if I think it has all the info necessary (or if it has too much), if I'm left with any questions as an editor, what I'd change if I was pitching the idea myself, etc. If you have any more questions when I'm through with my edits and comments, ask them! I won't invoice you until you're completely satisfied and we're done working through the pitch together.
I use PayPal, Venmo, and SquareCash and will only invoice you when we're done working on the pitch. Read some testimonials from people I've worked with to hear more about my working style.
Ready to talk? Let's get in touch!
Digital Wellness Editor
August 2018 — Present
I work with a team of freelance writers to cover the wellness vertical at Allure, assigning and editing stories that are both a reaction to news and more longterm, evergreen features that will resonate with the audience.
Weekend and Contributing Editor
May 2017 — August 2018
I identify stories that the Allure audience will care about and then write, self-edit, and package these stories before pushing to social channels on weekends. During the week, I work with the rest of the team based on needs to write and edit breaking news or to work on longer features (either personal essays, researched articles, or SEO-friendly service stories). I'm also responsible for communicating with the rest of the digital team about weekly traffic to discuss weekend strategy.
Brit + Co
July 2016 — July 2017
At Brit + Co, I edited trending news stories as they come in. I worked with a team of freelance writers to cover topics from food news to culture to politics.
January 2016 — July 2016
At HelloGiggles, I edited personal essays, worked with a roster of talented freelance writers, and wrote trending news stories that garnered an average of 600k views weekly.
Jan 2015 — Present
At Lumen, I wear many hats. I am the primary editor for both the magazine and blog sections of Lumen, and I work to create strong relationships with writers through comprehensive editing and clear communication. I oversee web design and manage our social media accounts, in addition to our outreach program to grow readership and submissions through formal and informal channels.