I am a freelance writer and editor based in Chicago, and a senior editor and marketing director with Belt Publishing, an independent press in Cleveland. With Belt I’ve published three books of my own, and edited many others. My features and essays have also appeared in Buzzfeed, the Chicago Reader, the Chicago Reporter, the Chicago Tribune, Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism,  PRI/The World, Eater, the Baffler, and other outlets. I’m also currently the managing editor of South Side Weekly, a nonprofit newspaper dedicated to supporting culture and civic engagement on Chicago’s South Side, and I teach magazine writing at Columbia College Chicago.

Do you have a project that could use a set of skilled outside eyes? I am available for freelance editorial work, both at the developmental and line editing stage. My areas of expertise are memoir and personal essays, urbanism, and food—but I am fundamentally a generalist. Get in touch!

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