Looking for support in any of these areas?
Rewriting your novel
Line or copy editing your book
Sticking to a writing routine
Meeting creative goals
Explore how you can work with me:
Developmental editing: for fiction
You have a full draft of a novel and want help before you rewrite. You'll get notes on story elements like character development and motivation, pacing, point of view, and conflict. Available for romance, young adult, and contemporary fiction.
Sentence-level editing: fiction & memoir
You need some support making the language in your book manuscript shine. In line editing and copyediting, I'll take a look at grammar and retain your unique voice while focusing on consistency and clarity.
Hi, I'm Joy
Book editor and creativity coach (she/her)
I’m an American expat living in France, mother of two, and creative nonfiction writer. I help creative writers start their work, improve and finish their writing, and share their books with the world. I have a BA in English literature and 14 years of experience editing for publishing houses and independent writers.
Joy lived up to her name—thorough, precise, thoughtful of my needs, and open to concerns. I was beyond impressed with her work on my novel. I’ve worked with others who just take your work and disappear until the deadline. But Joy is with you every step of the way.
I was looking for an editor for my memoir essays to make my words flow without taking away from my meaning. Joy is like good seasoning. She doesn’t cover up the taste with too much of her own presence—she enhances the flavor! She is a fabulous editor!
A coaching programme with Joy gave me new perspectives on my creative projects. We exchanged on time management, setting priorities, writing tools, and more. I especially enjoyed her positive approach and how she searched for concrete ideas to fit my situation.