I knew I wanted to become an editor when I was eight years old. A well-known author was invited to my elementary school, and, to prepare for his visit, I read all of his books. Much to my shock, I found a major continuity error in one of them. While the other students waited in line for his autograph, I was eager to point out the error. He told me he wished I was his editor, and that was it: I found my calling!

I have spent the last 15 years working as an acquisitions editor on nonfiction books. I love working with authors every step of the way, from developing an initial idea into a publisher-ready proposal to serving as the final set of eyes before a manuscript goes to the publication. I received a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science in 2018, and in addition to editorial tasks, I enjoy assisting authors with research and fact-checking. My edited projects include three Outstanding Reference Source winners from Reference & User Services Association (RUSA), three American Book Fest Best Book Award winners, two Gourmand Award winners, and numerous accolades from Library Journal and Choice.

When I’m not working, I love hiking, running, visiting Cape Cod’s beautiful beaches, catching up on TV shows with my fiancé, experimenting with gluten-free baking, and giving in to the commands of our two cats. I can almost always be found with a book in hand—go ahead and ask me what I’m reading!