My Professional Background

Qualifications & Experience

  • I am a member of the EFA (Editor's Freelance Association), ALLI (Alliance of Independent Authors) and SfEP (The Society of Editors and Proofreaders) 

  • I attended the Writer's Studio (UCLA) 2001-2003.

  • I attended the Writers BootCamp 2 Year Program (2005)

  • Story Analysis & Writer Evaluation: 10 years for prominent producers in Hollywood. 

  • Member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and PEN. 

  • Author: Just Effing Entertain Me: A Screenwriter's Atlas.

  • Contributor: The Huffington Post, Script Magazine, The Times of Israel

  • Speaker/Instructor: Warner Bros. Studios, The Willamette Writer's Conference, West England University (Bristol), The Writer's Store (Burbank), Oxford Student Union (Oxford University). 

 

I have story edited fiction and nonfiction manuscripts, short stories and feature film scripts for over fifteen years. Most recently, I story edited best-selling author Gene Doucette's latest book, Unfiction.  I am also very proud of the work I have done for Ondine Sherman and Matlack James Raney. I am equally proud of every writer I have ever worked with, who has been brave and determined enough to finish a manuscript and begin the process of querying. Every book is a miracle! 

 

I read scripts and novels for a number of high profile producers and production companies in Hollywood for over ten years. I provided writer evaluation, story analysis and recommended material for: Walden Media (Divergent, Narnia, Holes, Journey to the Center of the Earth), Red Wagon (Sony: Memoirs of a Geisha), Cinergi (Swim Fan, The Terminator), Bedford Falls (Blood Diamond, The Last Samurai) and Seed Productions (Hugh Jackman and John Palermo).

 

For six years, I owned The Script Department, a script coverage service which employed nine readers and helped thousands of aspiring writers.  I also directed the Just Effing Entertain Me Screenwriting Competition for six years, helping winning screenwriters kick start careers and meet with influential writers and managers in Hollywood. In fact, several grand prize winners went on to work for shows like Orange is the New Black (HBO), Bones (Fox) Twelve Monkeys (SyFy), Bull (CBS) and The Black List (NBC)