I have thirty years’ experience as an editor and publisher and more than 45 years’ experience as a teacher and writer. As the Director of Anhinga Press, I helped publish nearly 100 books of poetry, and I have also worked with nonfiction and fiction manuscripts. Since 2016 I have worked with writers in the Sierra Nevada University MFA programs helping them to edit and revise their thesis manuscripts.
I generally prefer to work with longer, book length manuscripts, but I am flexible in these matters, and I will attempt to provide the type and level of service that each writer needs.
My rates are flexible; I offer a sliding scale for clients. I charge $50-$70 an hour, offer free preliminary consultations, and work as quickly as possible. Each manuscript is different, and each situation requires a different approach. In my time as an editor and publisher I have worked with poet laureates and first book authors. Many of my writers have won major prizes and awards.