• You’re here because you want to write well but you think, “How do I know if the ending is the ending?” “How do I know if this story is any good?” “Are there any holes in this piece?” “I suck at grammar,” “Did I get the point of view right?”—and so on.

Writing is a beautiful and valuable form of expression, and no matter what you’re composing, from a shampoo bottle label to a novel, your words matter. Whether you’re working on an article, a book, or a short story, my purpose is to help you effectively reach your readers by producing something good.

For copy editing or proofreading, click on the Work With Me, Editing page.

If you have a draft of a short story and want guidance getting it ready for submission, click on the Short Story Critique page.