teaching & editing


As a former elementary teacher and academic librarian, I've taught every age from preschool to graduate school. Now I primarily teach writing (mostly creative nonfiction) in the Twin Cities. I am available to work with children and adults.

upcoming classes


Snapshot Stories: A writing class. A book.
ModernWell, Minneapolis
Tuesdays 12:30-2:30, April 24-May 29, 2018 (6 weeks)

Dia de los ninos / Day of the Book
with Karlyn Coleman, Anika Fajardo, & Kurtis Scaletta
Courageous heARTS, Minneapolis
April 28, 2018 ~ 1-3pm

Loft's First Pages free writing classes
Shoreview Library | May 5, 2018 ~ 2pm
East Lake Library | May 12, 2018 ~ 1:30pm

Telling True Stories
Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis
Tuesdays 6-8pm ~ June 19-July 31 (6 weeks)

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I am a professional, flexible writer and accurate, compassionate editor. I have written for children's education market, nonprofits, and online media. 


  • Manuscript editing (light to heavy copyedits and proofreading) 
  • Citing (Chicago Manual of Style, APA, MLA)
  • Style sheets
  • Writing coaching (creative nonfiction)


  • Research-based writing for children and adults
  • Grant writing
  • Writing for the web (also web development in Drupal, WordPress, and Squarespace)
  • Content development

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