I’ve worked with Nina on various projects (ranging from short form to book length work) for the past three years, and her feedback has always been incisive, smart, and most importantly, actionable. In addition to providing line notes and “big picture” comments, she often supplements her feedback with readings to inform my revisions. As a writing teacher myself, I know how useful it is for writers to read model texts alongside their own work, and Nina’s inclusion of pieces that illustrate her notes has always shaped my rewrites in really productive, meaningful ways. I’ve had several hitherto mushy, somewhat meandering pieces accepted for publication thanks to Nina’s critical perspective.
— Sara Petersen, Writer (The Washington Post, Vox, Longreads)
The level of feedback was so detailed and specific, it really helped me understand what was being suggested and where my weak points were. I got a tremendous amount of value from Nina specifically.
— Coaching Participant, 2019
Nina has a gentle way with criticism. I don’t know what I was expecting, but her comments were so insightful that after reading them I would go back to my piece and have a real aha moment.
— Gotham Writers Workshop Participant, Memoir, 2018
Thank you for your time and the thoughtful measure of my work. I appreciate your encouragement to risk in terms of form. It opens up channels for creating from an internal force.
— Kenyon Review Writers Workshop Participant, 2016
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  • find your unique voice

  • Communicate your story memorably and Effectively

  • Reach a specific audience

  • write creative, arresting essays thaT editors will want to publish

With 6+ years of professional writing and editing experience (from children's books to manuscript development to press releases), I offer editorial & coaching services for:

  • creative projects

  • manuscripts and essays

  • book proposals

  • written publicity and marketing materials

  • & other content

Examples of services: 

Manuscript Coaching - The works. You're not sure whether you have a collection of essays, or the beginnings of a narrative memoir, and if you did have a memoir, how the heck would you structure it? I'll read your work and comment, covering what to do with your material to best showcase it, from focus to form. I'm keen to offer reading suggestions as well.

Essay Magic - You have a situation, but need help with the story. Something is missing. Maybe your short thing needs to be long, or your big thing wants to be short. Discover what's weak, what's already powerful, and transform your experiences into compelling, universally meaningful prose. Basic feedback, big picture cuts or additions relating to issues of focus, as well as local work with language and style, and help with finding markets to submit to.

Copyediting - You want to spend more time writing and less time editing. You want your work to be the best version of you: clearer, fresher, tighter, and possibly breathtaking. I can do this for you!

Fill out the form below to get in touch—I look forward to working with you!