Writer and Editor in Chicago, Illinois
I'm a writer and editor based in Chicago. After a long career as the editor in chief of the Chicago Reader, one of the leading lights of the alternative newsweekly industry and a powerhouse entertainment and news website, I specialize in helping people tell stories--through journalism, essays, blogs, and autobiography. Coaching nonprofessional writers is a particular skill I offer, as well as impeccable expertise in all the obvious technical demands of clear and precise communication. Current projects include writing a long-term true-crime investigative project and ghostwriting a memoir. I also take on short- and long-term editing and coaching assignments.